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