: The Signs they are a Changin’
27th October 2016
The Don was away and there
were to be only three. Martin,
Mike & Terry, all dwellers of the Lyth Valley, are
on a green kick. It was forecast to be wettish and very
windy on top in the Lakes, so why not hit the heights
of Eastern Lyth instead?
at the Hare & Hounds and walking South over the
A590 to Levens Park.
was worried about lunch. Well if you set off earlier
than usual and don’t drive far, you have to walk a long
way before you can take lunch. Tony’s 12 o’clock
would even seem late.
was no need to be worried, no need to be nervous, because
Martin’s cunning plan took the three intrepid hikers
over the A590 to Levens Deer Park.
wildlife spotters can always predict a sighting of deer
here. Right now there are some nice antlers on view.
On to Force Bridge Sedgwick to watch the fishes laugh
as they swim out of the path and up the river.
we did see some and Mike was quick enough to snap one,
although we couldn’t see if it was laughing! Martin
asked the lady of the house whether it’d been a good
year for leaping salmon. “No”, was the answer. “Not
really, they seem to be fewer each year”
on the picture to see the action
also a saw a large Heron which knew it was beaten in
the predator stakes when it saw us, because it skedaddled
got excited when he saw the sign for Barn Shop but was
quickly told that there was no reason to get excited,
as we weren’t going there.
was light at the end of the tunnel though.
was compensated by the suggestion of coffee at the Sizergh
Castle NT Cafe instead. We’d only done 4 miles.
Stop already? Staff there were personally welcoming
one as we arrived, they were apparently expecting to
be mobbed - half term.
and upwards to Helsington and Mike was once again disappointed.
This sign showing key buildings on the West side of
the Lyth Valley but didn’t have his house on it.
wildlife on Scout Scar. We were feeling bullish.
on the Scar the colours were looking beautiful.
was finally taken at the Mushroom and a welcome shelter,
we certainly didn’t need a Weatherman to know which
way the wind blew, it came from every direction! This
was a site for previous BB’s lunches.
walk back needed a decision, repeated a short distance
on the Scar then we dropped down at Barrowfield Farm,
where we were informed that the that the road was not
a right of way and we had too take a detour through
the woods, which proved to be a peaceful walk through
it was back onto the high road over Brigsteer, down
to Cinderbarrow and on to the Hare & Hounds and
we stopped in for a beer.
leaving Terry said “Mamma is this really the end?” Actually
no, as he still had to walk up the hill to Greengate.
a bad length and a reasonable climb for the intrepid
trio of Lyth.
Thursday 27th October 2016
recognition of the new Nobel Prize for literature, a
few Bob Dylan lyrics & references have been inserted.
Have fun trying to spot them.
19th October 2016
climbed in feet:
Martin, Mike, Terry
shown: Anquet Harvey's
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1637 .
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- 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.
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