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richardh1905

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TR - Haverthwaite to Grange again
« on: 17:54:24, 05/02/20 »
A quick TR of today's 8 mile walk. A bit misty at times so not the best for photography.

My wife dropped me off in a layby just south of Haverthwaite. A path led up through Bigland Woods - lots of 'Private' signs dampened my mood slightly - and what exactly are 'Alarm Mines'? The woods were lovely though, and a moss covered barn going back to nature lifted my spirits. I crested the hill and Bigland Tarn came into view - I was now on my recent "Two Tarns" route.


Mossy Barn going back to nature


Bigland Tarn reflections

I turned southwards over Bigland Heights, through High Stribers Wood to Grassgarth, a delightful spot. I crossed the road and walked through sheep pastures, and then woodland to Speel Bank, passing an un-named tarn on the way.



The way ahead


Stribers Tarn, not named on the OS map.

The path climbed back up onto the broad grassy ridge - I spotted a herd of red deer in a well fenced field. Despite the misty conditions, I enjoyed the walk southwards towards How Barrow. I passed two more small tarns on the way, not even marked on the 1:25000 OS map!



Unnamed seasonal tarn - not visible on Google satellite images!

I bypassed How Barrow, as a farmer was feeding sheep there, and I doubt that my presence with Tess would have been welcome. The right of way passes to the east in any case.

I entered woodland shortly afterwards, a lovely zig-zagging descent down to Cartmel, hearing a woodpecker as I crossed the racecourse.  The mist had lifted somewhat, and I couldn't resist having a locally brewed pint and a Higginsons pie in Unsworth's Yard - it was very pleasant sitting in the courtyard, watching goldfinches squabble over a bird feeder.



Tess in the woods


The descent through mature woodland to Cartmel

To return to Grange I followed the road for half a mile, a bit dangerous as people drive fast around blind corners, before taking a footpath through a golf course and across the end of Hampsfell.



Cartmel from the east. My route roughly followed the skyline from R to L, descending after the stand of trees on the hill

A pleasant 8 miles, and an excellent way to spend half a day.


Viewranger route HERE

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April

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Re: TR - Haverthwaite to Grange again
« Reply #1 on: 20:11:54, 05/02/20 »
Nice pics Richard  O0 Love the barn  :) I am wondering what that bright ball of light was on your unnamed seasonal tarn?  :D

You are best to get a walk or two in now before the awful weather comes right in time for the weekend  :(

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Re: TR - Haverthwaite to Grange again
« Reply #2 on: 20:29:38, 05/02/20 »
Nice pics Richard, it looks as muddy with you as it is down here.
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Re: TR - Haverthwaite to Grange again
« Reply #3 on: 21:36:57, 05/02/20 »
Are you playing "name that tarn" again?  You seem to find lots of unnamed ones  :D


Another nice write up and pics too.  Cheers for posting  :)
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Re: TR - Haverthwaite to Grange again
« Reply #4 on: 07:30:22, 06/02/20 »
Nice pics Richard  O0 Love the barn  :) I am wondering what that bright ball of light was on your unnamed seasonal tarn?  :D

You are best to get a walk or two in now before the awful weather comes right in time for the weekend  :(

Thanks April - I've no idea what that hazy bright orb in the water was.

And yes - we-re in for it on Saturday - cycle ride with my son postponed. Might be OK for a low level walk though - I'm used to wind!

richardh1905

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« Reply #5 on: 07:31:19, 06/02/20 »
Nice pics Richard, it looks as muddy with you as it is down here.

Thanks Ridge - Tess has recently been to the dog grooming parlour (for the first time in 3 years), but is still just as much of a mud magnet!

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« Reply #6 on: 07:32:05, 06/02/20 »
Are you playing "name that tarn" again?  You seem to find lots of unnamed ones  :D


Another nice write up and pics too.  Cheers for posting  :)

Thanks Mel - I've started a new game, it seems.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: 11:34:37, 06/02/20 »
Love the dog on the muddy track  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: 16:49:13, 10/02/20 »
Nice photos Richard O0
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« Reply #9 on: 09:15:48, 11/02/20 »
Love the dog on the muddy track  ;D

Tess is flattered by your adoration. :)

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« Reply #10 on: 09:16:30, 11/02/20 »
Nice photos Richard O0

Thanks Tracey. :)

Not the best weather, but always nice to get out for a few miles with the dog.
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