: A Staveley Round
7th November 2011
unexpectedly nice afternoon unexpectedly free led us
to Staveley to the Mill Yard car park. Our plan
was a round trip down the west side of the Kent then
cross over and up, briefly onto the fell before dropping
down to the Kent above Staveley then back to the village.
when we spotted the intricately designed bridge it changed
our plans to the east side of the river. After
a near navigational disaster at Staveley Park, we took
the path to the sewage works (as these things go, it's
not an unpleasant one!) and up onto the back road. had
it been spring, we would have taken the path through
the bluebell woods but at this time of year we thought
we would stick to the road as it is only a short stretch
before turning up the lane. This leads to Side
House and a waterfall where the team picture was taken.
Continuing on the east side of the stream we climbed
up to the start of the Potter Tarn footpath then down
to Birk Field. I am sure we contemplated buying
this lonely house many years ago. How pleased
I am that commonsense prevailed!
a short road trek to Littlewood Farm we turned west
to follow the path that climbed up the fields to reveal
a magnificent view, not just of the Kentmere hills but
also, lurking in the distance, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.
down to Barley Bridge, rather than heading directly
back to Staveley, we carried on up the path that climbed
up towards Reston Scar then dropped back to the west
end of the village. We had an ulterior motive-
we wanted to visit the stone factory with the view to
possibly buying a new hearth for the hall fireplace.
it was a gentle stroll back to the Mill Yard where we
entered the Brewery and had a swift ...... coffee. Plus
a really good trio of puddings at a remarkably low price.
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