A Tarn, A Burial Ground, A Monument and Two Churches

Name of walk A Tarn, A Burial Ground, A Monument and Two Churches
Date of walk 2012-07-11

This afternoon the weather was too good to stay in. Brendan and I went to Birkrigg via Great Urswick.

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Urswick Tarn.

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When I was a kid we used to call these "Tiddlers".

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Next stop was Birkrigg and the Quaker Burial Ground which is not far from Sunbrick Lane which we visited a couple of weeks ago on our Baycliff walk. We missed it on our last walk as it is located above the farm, not on Sunbrick Lane.

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The stone carving says the same as the plaque.

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The Quakers don`t mark their graves, so it is just a small field open to wild life.

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.A laid back sheep.

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Noisy pea-hens.

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One of two peacocks.

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We then walked on up to the summit of Birkrigg. Some excellent views today! Panorama from the summit.

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My camera could just make out Blackpool Tower across the bay.

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The Hoad Monument in Ulverston.

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A short rest on the summit to take in the view! A bit windy up here!

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We then headed down to Bardsea and Holy Trinity Church.

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A great view for the living.

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The church dates from 1843.

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On our recent Baycliff walk we saw a folly from a distance. Brian Gates emailed and said it was The Gale Monument and sited on the golf course. It is supposedly out of bounds........or is it? From Bardsea Church we headed down past the Ship Inn and took the Urswick Road on the left. Just past the houses to the right is a field gate. In the field is a limestone escarpment. Head off right to access it from the back. Cross the limestone pavement until you reach a fence to the golf course. Follow the fence to the left and then turn right along the escarpment. Then there is a stile to cross over. The photo below is taken from the stile. It is easy to access. I guess the stile is for golfers looking for their lost balls. But there are no "private" signs and it is in the "rough" of the golf course, about 50m from a tee.

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This distinctive Grade II Listed, triangular structure was erected in the grounds of Bardsea Hall, now Ulverston Golf Course, in 1792 as a memorial to local landowner William Braddyll and his relations Sarah, John & Jane Gale and Christopher Wilson.

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The "rough" has wild orchids..

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The golf course is located on both sides of the monument. Looking down on the inland bit from the escarpment.

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The grikes and clints of the limestone pavement (fissures and slabs).

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Looking back to Bardsea......The tide is out!

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On the way home we stop for ice creams at the little shack on the coast road and eat them on a seat looking across the bay.

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We then stop off at St. Cuthbert's at Aldingham.

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Founded 1147. Below the bottom right of the window is a small rectangular "Leper's Hole". Lepers were only allowed to look into the church through this small window.

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Stained glass window by Shrigley and Hunt.

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View from the beach.

A good little mooch about on a sunny afternoon.
Jo.
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