Baycliff Walk

Name of walk Baycliff Walk
Date of walk 2012-06-25
On Sunday afternoon Brendan and I took a walk around Baycliffe, a circuit walk sent to me by Paul Bryden, based on a smartphone app which guides you round.
He said that when you arrive at the various points the phone bursts into life and a nice lady gives you info about the place and in which direction to continue.
Unfortunately, as I said to Paul, I only have a Dimfone! So I looked up the walk via the website, listened to all the info and set off with my OS map and engaged my brain instead!
Easy peasy!
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The walk starts at The Olde Mill on the Coast Road between Barrow and Ulverston.

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Heading for the bit on the left where the beach houses are, after Sea Wood.....(Largest ancient deciduous woodland in South Cumbria, once owned by Lady Jane Grey, once Queen of England for nine days and then executed in the Tower at age 17........Told you I listened to the nice lady! Smartphone? Pah!...... Luddites Rule!)

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Limestone.

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View back.

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A rather cool, ramshackle beach house.

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I can just hear LLoyd Grossman saying to David Frost "Now who lives in a house like this?" Answer.....someone with a lot more money than me!

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Another beach house. Both have great views across the bay.

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Looking back down Swinestead Lane towards the beach.

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The far end of Sunbrick Lane.

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The girls thought we were the most interesting thing they had seen all day!

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Farm yard.

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Bardsea ahead as we head over Birkrigg.

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Prehistoric stone circle.

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On the left high on a hill, as you head down is a folly. The Gale Monument, I am reliably informed.

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Nearly at the end of the walk.

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We pass the pond behind The Olde Mill.

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They even have their own post box!

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Now that is what I call a drive! Well Wood House is way up on the left behind the trees.

A good little walk for a sunny afternoon if you have an hour or so to spare.
Jo.
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