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richardh1905

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TR - Sandscale Haws
« on: 21:33:06, 12/06/20 »
Sandscale Haws - 7th June 2020

A short walk along the beach and through the dunes at Sandscale Haws, a nature reserve on the west coast of the Furness Peninsula. A good place to go for a half day if you are in the South Lakes, and the clouds are down on the fells - or if you just fancy something a little different. Not quite within the National Park boundary, but really fine views across the sands towards Black Combe, Scafell and Coniston Old Man.

Parking is at the north eastern corner of the reserve, normally pay and display (5/day) but free during the coronavirus crisis.



Our route (marked red on the map above) took us westwards from the car park along the sandy coast, which curls around southwards towards Walney Island after a mile or so. We cut inland just before a settlement of wooden cabins on the southern tip, before losing ourselves in the vast expanse of scrub and sand dunes on the way back to the car park. 4 miles.


North across the sands of the Duddon Estuary, Scafell in the distance, Coniston Old Man centre right


Black Combe across the water, Scafell far right. Tess chewing a stick!


Photographing waves is a good way of getting wet feet! The view towards the head of the Duddon Estuary.


The dunes of Walney Island, Barrow in Furness on the skyline in the distance.


All Aboard with Capt'n Tess !


Into the dunes after avoiding a herd of cows

 
Burnet Rose. We also spotted marsh cinquefoil, beautiful heartsease and a pyramidal orchid - apparently 9 species of orchid grow here.


There are a few ponds within the dunes, breeding site of natterjack toads
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« Reply #1 on: 23:08:26, 12/06/20 »
One of my favourite places for a stroll. A great place for wildlife and, as you say, the views across to Black Combe and the Southern Fells are superb. There is still a fenced off rectangle of shingle half way down the beach where a Minke Whale corpse was buried a few years ago.

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« Reply #2 on: 23:24:34, 12/06/20 »
Very nice, really like the first pic over the estuary.
Tess may need to bail out the boat.

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« Reply #3 on: 23:24:56, 12/06/20 »
One of my favourite places for a stroll. A great place for wildlife and, as you say, the views across to Black Combe and the Southern Fells are superb. There is still a fenced off rectangle of shingle half way down the beach where a Minke Whale corpse was buried a few years ago.


I didn't spot the fenced off area, Andy, but I saw an odd patch of stones on the beach, well below the high water mark. This was near the NW corner of the reserve.
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« Reply #4 on: 07:45:44, 13/06/20 »
Nice pics of another area I don't know. Captain Tess is a cracking picture, joy of  a new toy.

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« Reply #5 on: 08:05:44, 13/06/20 »
Thanks Ridge, pdstsp - the views of the fells across the water were particularly fine.
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« Reply #6 on: 10:51:48, 13/06/20 »
That looks a lovely area Richard O0


Just when you think you've know of most places in the Lakes along comes another lovely place you've never heard of  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: 19:44:47, 13/06/20 »
Great pics Richard and love the shot of Capt'n Tess  O0
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« Reply #8 on: 19:52:49, 13/06/20 »
Looks a beautiful coastline, with the views of the fells across the water.   Love the photo of Tess in the boat!    :)

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« Reply #9 on: 22:08:56, 13/06/20 »
That looks a lovely area Richard O0
Just when you think you've know of most places in the Lakes along comes another lovely place you've never heard of  ;D


It is an interesting corner, Karl, well worth a half day.
Today I have been in to some places that I had never heard of until you posted a TR earlier this year - the delightfully named Appletree Worth and Natty Bridge.
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« Reply #10 on: 22:10:12, 13/06/20 »
Thanks April, Dovegirl. Tess still has her sea legs after 4 years on Orkney  :)
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« Reply #11 on: 22:11:15, 13/06/20 »

It is an interesting corner, Karl, well worth a half day.
Today I have been in to some places that I had never heard of until you posted a TR earlier this year - the delightfully named Appletree Worth and Natty Bridge.


brilliant Richard hope you had a good day :)
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« Reply #12 on: 22:20:49, 13/06/20 »

brilliant Richard hope you had a good day :)


Thanks Karl, we did. Some foul weather, and White Pike is no soft touch, but the weather came good in the end, and the walk through the woods was a delight. As was bathing my hot feet in Appletree Worth Beck!


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