1st October 2016
didn't know this was going to be a Great Little Walk
when we pulled in to the Staveley Mill Yard for a late
lunch at Wilf's before a short stroll.
However part way round we decided
it should be, even if we had to return at a later date
to enlarge or enhance it. That is my excuse for
the poor quality photos (phone not camera) and lack
of initial description.
the tour of Scroggs Wood be better described as a Great
Micro Walk. We learned about it from Jamie who
had discovered it with Alexi when they visited recently.
Coincidentally the Wood featured in the week's
Westmorland Gazette although I didn't know that at the
time. It wasn't so much about the trail but the fact
that National Trust want to sell the Wood. They
reassured readers, however, that it would remain open
left the Mill Yard at the south end, alongside the magnificent
bowling green then crossed the River Kent using the
Millennium Bridge. The entrance to the wood is
found by following the footpath that leads downstream
then taking the left hand path at the fork. At
the road, head south towards Burneside but soon there
is a fork where you turn left up a hill. Shortly
you will find the entrance to Craggy Wood.
path up and round the wood is fairly obvious and offers
good glimpses across the countryside towards the Kendal
At the top is an open viewpoint looking
North to Potter Fell.
undulating path continues through the wood, alongside
at one stage a rather steep drop into what might have
been a quarry. We found a small stone build structure,
a bit like a petite survey point and couldn't work out
what it was for. Looking later at the map, I think
it is in the area marked as Syphon Well so presumably
it had something to do with water supply, perhaps to
the rather large house below.
path emerges at a field where there was no helpful sign
to say go across rather than follow what looked like
a footpath going in what looked like the logical direction.
Once this confusion was resolved it was an easy
stroll back down to the village made somewhat dramatic
by the cloud formation. Yes it had started to
rain but not enough to dampen our spirits.
would be a good walk to repeat perhaps in the Autumn
after the fall of the leaves but before ice arrives
and the risk of the fall of the person. It could easily
be incorporated into a longer outing in this lovely area
turning it truly into a Great Little Walk.
Saturday 1st October 2016
Distance: 1.9 miles
Height climbed: 420 feet
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