|Name of walk||Aldingham and Birkrigg|
|Date of walk||2014-11-23|
I had to bell ring at three services on Sunday, the usual two morning services plus a Confirmation Service attended by the Bishop in the early evening, so I only had a small window to make the most of the good weather. Also, being only 12 days after a heart operation, I wasn’t looking for anything more than an easy afternoon stroll. I guess this and three bell ringing sessions doesn’t quite equate to easing myself back in gently! 🙂 We drove down the Coast Road towards Aldingham.
St. Cuthbert's Church, Aldingham was built in the 12th century with great views out to sea.
View from the grave yard.
The oldest part of the church is on the right.
View across Morecambe Bay.
The Leper's Hole can be seen just to the right of the altar flowers.
Good views out, but too nice to be inside!
I take a walk along the shore towards the breakwater.
A great place to live.
Heading back towards the church.
Just behind the church is Aldingham Hall, now a Nursing Home. I wouldn't mind ending my days here, provided I had a sea view.
Then we took a walk up to Birkrigg summit.
View across the limestone pavement towards Ulverston.
The Gale Monument at Bardsea.
Looking out to The Hoad (Sir John Barrow) Monument, built in 1850, a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse.
Boys and their toys on Birkrigg.
Some of their toys were quite big!
We watched them loop the loop.
On the way home we passed what remains of the Tower Block of the old Thorncliffe School. I taught science here for twelve years. The Tower Block was the highest building in Barrow and commanded superb views in all directions. So sad, but the world turns!
We have now crossed The Jubilee Bridge over to Walney Island.
North Scale on the left and views out to Blackcombe and the Coniston Hills.
I am working for a couple of days this week, but then if the weather is kind I hope to be back up some big hills.