Silverdale walk June 21st


Silverdale walk Tuesday June 21st

Eleven walkers met on Shore Road on a warm balmy mid-summer day to start an 11 mile walk around Silverdale.

We headed off into a Scout Wood finding a path despite a fallen tree. Although it was a warm day the temptation to drink from the well was avoided! Leaving the wood the path took us above the shoreline with great views over the bay as the tide came in; channels filled quickly and it was easy to appreciate how dangerous this shoreline could be. Some members took a brief rest to admire the view from Giant Seat on Jack Scout.

Walking on from Jenny Brown’s point the route went along Quakers Stang to Crag Foot up through the Stoney Woods to a lunch spot on the hill in the sunshine overlooking Leighton Hall. A leisurely lunch was taken in the warm summer sunshine on what must have been a perfect day for a walk.

The route continued down through Cringlebarrow Wood into Yealand Storrs. Walking through Yealand Hall Allotment a deer was spotted before we had views of Hawes Water Moss and Hawes Water. The path then continued back to the shoreline passing a vintage VW campervan  - for sale should anyone be interested.  On finishing the walk along the shore the tide was receding at speed so the sunny views over the mudflats made us all appreciate what a wonderful spot we lived in.

On arriving back at Silverdale Hotel the final sight was a brood of ducklings sheltering under a Fiat 500 abandoned by their mother – a temporary situation we all hoped.  A great walk with lots of flowers, wildlife and banter on a warm day. Some of the group felt the need to continue this social walk with a quick drink in the grounds of the hotel.

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