Beacon Hill and Knott

Name of walk Beacon Hill and Knott
Date of walk 2019-04-08
Distance walked (miles) 4
Duration of walk 2 hours 20 minutes
Weather Cold, sunny, but low visibility.
Peaks on walk Beacon Hill, Knott
Walked with Ged
Parking Car Park to quarry on the road to Appleby

On Monday Ged and I went to finish off the bits of Saturday’s Great Asby Scar walk. This would include the Beacon Hill Monument, Knott Trig Point and the Thunder Stone. A walk of just over four miles. I took up Andy’s suggestion of starting at height on the road to Appleby.

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From the small car park next to the quarry road on the top of the B6260 road from Orton to Appleby. There is even a little map!

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It is cold and windy, a bit of a contrast to Saturday's walk on Great Asby Scar. We head along the quarry road.

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Soon we take the grassy track that leads to the monument on Beacon Hill.

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The Monument celebrates Queen Victoria's Jubilee.

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Ged and me with Rosie the dog who belonged to the lady who took our photo.

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View across to Knott where we are heading next. Visibility is not as good as Saturday.

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We follow the wall to the gate and head down the grass to the next gate from where we headed down to the Stone Circle on Saturday.

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We head down then take the path off left which then leads up beside the wall.

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The wall protects us from the wind. Ged does a bit of wall repair.

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View back to Beacon Hill.

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Trig point on Knott.

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View down to Orton.

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Looking over to Castle Folds.

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We head back down from Knott.

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We make our way back to the main path and head back up Beacon Hill.

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At the gate we turn right to locate the Thunder Stone.

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Walking along the wall towards the Quarry.

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The Thunder Stone, a granite erratic incorporated into the dry stone wall, mentioned on the OS map. Not convinced it was worth a detour!

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The small quarry, with the quarry road leading back to the car above.

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Orton. Time for another trip to the Chocolate Factory Cafe.

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Stocks on Orton Green. No ripe tomatoes around when you want them!

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Isn't it annoying when you take what you think is a cute lamb photo, but the auto focus prefers the wire fence!

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All Saints Church, Orton.

A good little walk, just a pity the views were curtailed by low visibility.

Jo.

 

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