: Seven Notes To Self
30th April 2015
to Self #1.:
When researching what time the
bus sets off from your chosen stop, make sure it goes
where you think it goes.
555 does stop for pick-up at Brettargh Holt at around
9:40. However, contrary to my assumption, it does
not go via Hale on the A6. You need the 755 for
that and they are few and far between!
to Self #2.:
If the bus doesn't go where you
thought it would, make sure you have a map that covers
where it does go!
I do- it's on my Garmin 62S.
to Self #3.:
Don't rely on your Garmin.
batteries were dead and had to buy new batteries. Then,
for a while, it had a mind of its own as to what section
of the map
it wanted to show me.
are my excuses for beginning from an unintended start
point, Holme, and then pursuing an inefficient route
via Holme Mills before reaching Hale.
was not without interest however; particularly the Holme
Mill ponds and the houses on the back lane to Hale.
for Tony who.....
Bank. Somewhat incongruous?
seems to be on growth hormones!
whole point of starting from Hale was to see what we
could see of Beetham Hall, another ancient building
connected to Lady Anne Clifford (a name familiar to
is a path through the field to the west of the
hall but you need to cross over to get a close look.
We met the owner of the attached house who didn't
seem to mind us having strayed but would not allow us
to go into the ruin, presumably due to the risk to life.
A bit strange really given that he is a funeral
director and was suitably dressed to secure a new commission
its day, it must have been quite some house or to be
more precise, a fortified mansion.
route then led us into Beetham itself where, after being
released from the stocks, we visited the old Church,
Michael and All Angels,
taking advantage of its porch for a lunching point.
plaque in memory of a vicar's wife who died in 1768
praises her for being "an easy and agreeable
acquaintance..... worthy of her sex's imitation".
Sadly she died aged 29.
old track led to the entrance to the
Dallam Towers Deer Park, passing on the way the stumps
of felled trees in some of which holes had been cut.
Why? To help them rot down faster or to
Bank. Somewhat incongruous in this
Towers with deer
Milnthorpe I told Tony the mystery of
my father, aged 17, who visited his cousin at "the
house with the brass knocker on the road from the railway
station". For years, only knowing about the
Libby's Level station, I had searched in vain and it
was not until quite recently that I learned there had been
train halt at Heversham on the erstwhile Arnside to
Hincaster line. I had searched on the wrong road.
time I looked seriously, I found four potential candidates
with brass knockers. Today I only noticed one but is
it the right one?
to Self #4:
As you have said to yourself previously,
check the 1911 census.
think Tony was more interested in the allotments with
their hens and geese.
had planned that we should travel the bed of the railway
line behind Heversham. I thought this had been
opened up a few years ago to be the Heversham Trail.
Indeed, I remembered walking it not that long
However despite a bit of exploration we couldn't find
a sensible way down to it and anyway it looked boggy
and possibly blocked.
to Self #5:
Find out more about what the Heversham
the course of the exploration we saw a rather grand
modern house and a rather fine old car.
we walked into the village where there was another old
church to explore, St
Peter's. Perhaps the most interesting
aspect, other than the ancient trunk, was that we were there whilst two men were servicing
the organ so we had the benefit of a short impromptu
the back of the churchyard is a gateway that leads you
up onto Heversham Head, a great viewpoint over the estuary
to the south, the Lakeland hills to the north-west and
Ingleborough to the south-east.
Head Millennium Monument, looking out to the Kent
over to Ingleborough
original plan was to complete the walk via Hincaster
and Levens Park but the initial diversion had taken
too much time (or leg power) so we opted instead for
the direct route past Levens Hall to the Strickland
Arms for the inevitable.
on looking to switch off the Garmin, to discover that
the second (and new) set of batteries conked out in
Heversham. It had switched itself off.
to Self #6:
You have to tell it if you use
standard batteries, not rechargeables.
return to Kendal, we had one more visit to make- to
Collinfield- another Lady Anne house that she used when
on her tours. It's a fine old building but now
tightly enclosed in a modern estate. You need
to know where it is in order to find it. You are
very unlikely to chance upon it. Which is perhaps why
it no longer seems to be used as a guest house even
though its good Trip Advisor ratings remain on-line.
is presumably the door over which it is written:
NVNC MEA, MOX HVIVS SED POSTEA, NESCIO CVIVS
I am told means:
Now it is mine,
Formerly it was theirs,
But afterwards I know not to whom
it will belong.
know not to whom it now belongs, nor for what purpose.
Nor, it would seem, does Trip Advisor.
to Self #7:
Next time you rely on Trip Advisor,
make sure the accommodation is still in business!
Thursday 30th April 2015
Earthquake Disaster Update
based and therefor only an occasional BOOTboy,
Tim, wrote in response to last week's item on the disaster:
you know, I have been to Kathmandu twice and to Everest Base Camp. I can only echo
totally the comments of Bryan, Terry, Philip and Graham .
has forwarded a Rotary report from which the following
is an extract:
April 25, 2015, massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on
Richter scale that rocked the Himalayan nation has affected
all over the country, mostly affecting central region
which includes capital city Kathmandu, and historical
places like Bhaktapur, Lalitpur.
than 7,000 persons have suffered injuries after being
buried under the collapsed structure.
NEOC official estimated that more than 6.6 million people
were directly affected and over one million of them
of the affected families are desperately waiting for
the relief and response, although rescue efforts are
under way, there were also report of lack of coordination
among government agencies responsible for search and
from the worst hit district namely Kavre, Sindhupalchok,
Nuwakot, Gorkha and Dhading have complained of delayed
aid. As authorities have failed to reach many VDCs,
the toll is expected to reach further.
16,000 doctors, nurses and health workers are providing
medical services to the injured from the hospitals and
health camps. Most the hospitals are completely occupied,
there are no further rooms for the casualties so the
patients are transferred to the open grounds where special
health teams are organised for the services. Likewise,
people are worried to stay inside their houses due to
the uncertain of the quake believing it will return
again, so nearly all of them are residing in the tents
in open area.
can read the full document by clicking on Situation
Earthquake Appeals include those of Oxfam and
30th April 2015
climbed in feet:
Hall, Beetham Church, Dallam Hall, Heversham
Church, Heversham Head
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1515 .
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - or for the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see the Excel
file: BB Log.
can navigate to the required report via the Home
have been gleaned from many sources
from me and other BOOTboys. Likewise written comment.
I apologise if I have
failed to acknowledge properly the source or infringed
copyright. Please let me
know and I will do my best to put things right.
otherwise, please feel free to download the material
if you wish.
A reference back to this website
would be appreciated.
see which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
may or may not be up to date!
For the latest totals
of the mileages, heights and Lakeland Fells Books Wainwrights see: Wainwrights.
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