The Arnside Round
insisted that as I am going into hospital on Monday,
I should choose today's walk. After some deliberation
about doing another section of the Furness Way, I decided
that we should go to Arnside instead.
what extent this was driven by nostalgia is hard to
say but certainly when we arrived memories came flooding
back- the old caravan at Far Arnside that my parents
bought in about 1962; living next door to the Albion
for several months in 1970 (and getting myself banned!)
plus the various people I knew there- Geoff, Renee and
the old Captain, their drinking buddies Harry and Dick
from the Albion quiz team and many more.
parked on the front and to my surprise it started to
rain. Not too heavily to put us off walking but
enough to mount a rainbow display in front of the viaduct.
it did not last long although a surprisingly strong
wind remained in our faces for the first third of the
walk which was mostly on the mud and rock of the Kent
estuary, with only a small piece of the old salt marsh
the point, we cut up to the path in the woods, dropping
back to the shore before reaching our old caravan site
at Far Arnside.
course, with our family having owned a van there for
something like 44 years, we had to go and look at what
was there now. We found a smart new van in our
old place and the owners were sunning themselves on
the patio. When we explained our interest in the
site they proved to be very friendly; they have been
there for three years and love it.
through Far Arnside with its stone pigs and then up
onto the Knott.
summit is a fine view point.
dropped down to Arnside by the Knott Lane, past some
smart residences, then cut down to the front and back
to the car. It had been a very pleasant and nostalgic
26th February 2011
stay in hospital mentioned at the start of the above
report only lasted a couple of hours and the expected
surgery did not take place. It still hasn't although
I continue to experience minor episodes. Whether
the knife will have to come out in due course remains
an open question but we hope not.
with Jamie at home for a visit and the prospect of a
sunny afternoon, it seemed a good opportunity to revisit
Arnside Knott. I was amazed when he told me he
had never previously been there.
visiting the Arnside Art Exhibition with the inevitable
consequence (!) we did a reversed, revised and abbreviated
version of the walk described above.
the summit from the Red Hills path and then descending
to New Barns and back round the coast to enjoy an excellent
early tea outside at the Albion.
30th May 2011
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