: High Newton
9th July 2015
don't know if it was my enthusing about the Crown at
High Newton or as a result of reading the BOOTboys
: Beating the Bracken but one or the other triggered Margaret
into wanting to explore the area. Eye-high bracken,
however, was to be avoided, quite understandably.
found a route that on paper looked good and fortunately
that turned out to be the case.
started like the second part of BB1524, i.e. from outside
the Crown and headed up to High Newton reservoir where
we stopped for a coffee (flask- no café
We then continued as per BOOTboys
only this time there were bullocks and other sorts of
big bovines on the road. The fence was broken and there
was nothing to keep them from us. Fortunately they felt
similarly so retreated as we advanced.
than turn off left into the plantation, we continued
as far as Simpson Ground then followed the extremely
well marked footpath that led across slightly boggy
ground with wild orchids.
Soon we came to the
sadly ruined farmhouse, Pattison How, then down to the
road that eventually led back to High Newton. On
the way superb views were to be seen, north to the Kentmere
west to Whitbarrow Scar and beyond to Ingleborough
.....and south over the Kent Estuary.
unfamiliarity with my new camera, exacerbated by bright
light and my new eyes, meant that the photos didn't do
arrived at the Crown on schedule for our evening meal.
Abe recommended the pork scratchings and they
were certainly the best I have ever had. I do
like a suet pudding (memories of childhood) so was tempted
by the unusual lamb and cockle offering. It was
very good although I think it would have been better
without the kale. Margaret was very restrained and restricted
herself to fish cakes.
good finish to another
Great Little Walk!
Thursday 9th July 2015
6.2 miles Climbing:
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