Monday, 22 January 2018

A Walk from Arnside 2018

Walk Leader: Peter Hitchcock
Walk Distance: 13.5 miles
Total Ascent/Descent:
A Walk Route Clockwise

For the first walk of the new season, I thought I should break you in gently with a brisk 13.2 mile circular walk through quite fascinating and changing scenery! But, look on the bright side, it is relatively flat with just a short mild climb fairly soon after start and a slightly steeper climb up Arnside Knott towards the end.

We head off from the town south past the railway station before turning east, across the local ‘moss’ (which will be muddy if not frozen), then up a gentle climb of limestone paths towards the “Fairy Steps”.  After a refreshing stop with spectacular views we trek south through woodland and some country lane to Yealand and Leighton Moss (RSPB site).  With lunch behind us and over the half-way mark its back northwards, around King William Hill, Arnside Tower for a quick yomp up the Knott with its beautiful views as a reward.  A short sharp descent then follows to a coastal path and soon the pub. In all, about 5½ - 6 hrs with lots to see; good fun.   Gaiters would come in handy for the start.

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