Whitbarrow; Tues. 9 Feb. 16

Whitbarrow Scar and the Winster Valley; Tues. 9th. Feb. 16

The Pictures.

To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:-

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The Walk.

Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw.

The walk was an anticlockwise circuit in and around the Winster Valley. Starting from Mill Side, just off the A590, our route took us up onto Whitbarrow Scar, with it's excellent walking and views, before a steep little path took us down into the Winster Valley via Fell Edge and Broad Oak. It then crossed fields to Bowland Bridge and on to our lunch stop at Pool Garth. We just couldn't believe our luck as we sat there bathed in winter sunshine, looking across the Winster Valley admiring views of the distant snow capped hills. This was in spite of the weather forecast the night before predicting rain for most of the day.

Lunch over, a short climb took us up onto Raven's Barrow where we spent several minutes, taking pictures and admiring the fine views. Apart from a few sneaky little undulations much of our climbing for the day was now over, as we re-crossed the Winster Valley near Swallow Mire and headed back via Pool Bank, Witherslack Hall, Yewbarrow and Witherslack, to our cars.

With the weather forecast having been so bad, it was a pleasant surprise to have 17 group members on the walk, and additionally pleasant to hear the constant happy chat and laughter as we walked along. The walk itself was just shy of 15 miles, very wet underfoot due to recent heavy rain, but apart from a few spots of rain that passed over very quickly, a dry, partly sunny, pleasant February day.