: Home From The Pulpit
24th March 2011
frost still on the ground served to remind that, despite
the cloudless sky, spring has only just officially begun.
But with several of us having afternoon commitments,
an early start was needed if we were to achieve our
had planned a 9½ mile walk designed to bring
us back to Kendal, starting from Fox’s Pulpit. Funnily
enough, Bryan had had the same idea, however when we
compared thoughts, his lay to the south and mine to
the north! As I am not supposed to
be taking responsibility for anything these days, Bryan’s
sun shone stunningly over Fox’s Pulpit. We were
perhaps half an hour too late to get the spectacular
“contre-soleil” shot of Mike in the pulpit that I had
hoped. The sun was now too high and the picture
just didn’t work. Still, the one without preacher
is quite dramatic.
Your Lives Speak
Here or near this
rock George Fox preached to about one thousand
seekers for three hours on Sunday June 13,
1652. Great power inspired his message
and the meeting proved of first importance
in gathering the Society of Friends known
as Quakers. Many men and women convinced
of the truth on the fell and in other parts
of the northern counties went forth through
the land and over the seas with the living
word of the Lord, enduring great hardships
and winning multitudes to Christ.
view from Fox's Pulpit
we strode to the south, leaving the road at New Field
and heading south west to meet and cross the Kendal
to Sedbergh road.
the Kendal to Sedbergh Road
path now ran close to Lily Mere but this is always a
disappointment as there is precious little that can
be seen from places where the public is allowed, thanks
to the dense surrounding forestation.
glimpsette of Lily Tarn
usual non-view of Lily Tarn!
Reservoir is a different matter- totally open to view.
I can’t explain why but, today, it was looking
better than I can ever recall seeing it.
Reservoir from the east side
Reservoir from the dam wall (south)
a bit of a road slog, we eventually found a path that
took us over to New Hutton where I predicted we would
find seats for a coffee break in the churchyard. Wrong!
But the nearby wall at the old school proved perfectly
adequate for the task, despite one of its greyhounds
having been stolen several years ago.
few more ups and downs brought us to the back of what
used to be Holme Park School which has happy memories
for four of us as parents (and one as a child).
former Holme Park School
disaster near Holme Park
down to Kendal
down into Kendal was interesting
for the view; secondly for strange brown sheep with
the white tips to their tails; thirdly for the gallop
down the hillside that Stan and I undertook; and finally
for the extremely narrow and surprisingly long passage
that emerges out onto the A684 near the Castle Green
sheep with white tipped tails- Hebridean?
reached Roger’s house exactly at the required time.
As you will have gathered from the opening, this
is not the route that I had chosen for today but to
be fair to Bryan, I think his choice was probably the
more interesting on what was a glorious morning.
24th March 2011
are some more photos from the walk:
washing picture with a difference fro Margaret!
plays mangel-worzeel bowls
24th March 2011
climbed in feet:
Philip, Roger T, Stan
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