Sticky Toffee Walk
13th March 2016
a roundabout way we have Granny to thank for today's
she not fallen and broken her hip we wouldn't have been
looking at nursing homes.
we not been looking at nursing homes, we
would not have been to see the Cartmel Grange,
the pink building that dominates the Grange-over-Sands
very nice place, by the way. If they had a double
room we might have booked ourselves in!
we not been to Grange, we wouldn't have carried on to
Cartmel and created the Great Sticky Toffee Walk.
parked at the racecourse despite its usurious charges
and headed into the village. After a record 0.3
miles we felt the need to stop for lunch at the Cartmel
Coffee Shop. Well, it had been a late start.
further 0.3 miles brought us into the Priory, a magnificent
building. We particularly like the Josephine Alys de Vasconcellos sculpture.
the walk proper began, climbing the Cistercian
Way. Out of
the village, through the farm and up on to Hampsfell
and the Hospice
. Although it was warmer and sunnier than expected,
the distant views were tantalisingly hazy.
was quite busy up there but no-one else was leaving
in the direction we had chosen- to the north. We
carried on along Hampsfell, eventually descending to
return to Cartmel took us past the Aynsome Manor hotel
which must be a great place to stay on race-day. Soon
after we had to cross the Muddy Pool stream. I
thought it strange that essentially I had to wade a
ford. Then Margaret managed to find the footbridge.
It was hidden behind a fallen tree).
reaching the village we found the Cartmel Village Shop
open so popped in to ask if they had any ice cream.
Of course they had, the girl told us. "Would
you like Vanilla, Raspberry, Blackcurrant or Sticky
on, we're in Cartmel, the home of sticky toffee. How
could we choose anything else with which to celebrate
another Great Little Walk?
Sunday 13th March 2016
Distance: 6.2 miles
Height climbed: 680 feet
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