Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar with Tom

Name of walk Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar with Tom
Date of walk 2016-11-22

Brendan had a meeting in Kendal on Tuesday afternoon, so Tom and I came along for the ride and walked up to Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar. A walk of 7.5 miles. It rained all the way on the drive to Kendal, but it was only drizzling when we started the walk at 2pm. Unfortunately it was really dull, and had already started to get dark. The walk usually takes me at least two and a half hours, so we would be walking back down in the dark.

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The walk starts from Kendal Town Hall. You then head up the road opposite and take the steps up towards Serpentine Woods.

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The summerhouse built in 1833.

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Tom stops to tie his shoelace.

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Tom and the Ladybird sculpture.

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We pass through the golf course.

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It looks a bit chilly up there today.

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Pond on the golf course.

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Crossing the A591

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Cunswick Scar summit cairn (679ft). it took us an hour to reach here today.

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We head towards the transmitter mast.

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We cross a road by Scout Scar car park and head up to the escarpment.

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It is starting to get dark.

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Looking south along Scout Scar to Arnside Knott and Morecambe Bay. The Mushroom on the left.

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Now in close up.

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The Mushroom Shelter built in 1912 is only five minutes walk from the Scout Scar car park.

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In the roof is a 360 degree viewfinder showing all the Lakeland Fells, Howgill Fells and Yorkshire Dales. Very useful, but better in daylight!

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We head towards the trig point.

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Scout Scar summit is 764ft. It looks much brighter than it actually was.

When we were at the trig point Brendan had phoned to say that his meeting was over and he was going for a coffee. We followed the wall down for a bit and then headed off left, across the field and out on to the Brigsteer road. It was now quite dark and as there was no pavement to walk on, so we got Brendan to come and pick us up in the car, which saved us the walk back down into Kendal. We then went out for dinner on the way home.

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