Dunnerholme Rock & Askam Pier

Name of walk Dunnerholme Rock & Askam Pier
Date of walk 2021-01-22

The photos are from two walks, one to the sands beyond Dunnerholme Rock on a socially distanced dog walk with Sue and Ludo, and one a solo walk where I walk onto the top of the rock and then return and walk to Askam Pier. The walks start from the beach car park on Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. Both are walked at low tide.

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The beach pools that Ludo loves to swim in.

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Ludo captured in full flight!

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An against the light photo in the direction of Askam Pier.

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Ludo's delight at playing ball in the pools attracts other dogs to swim vast distances in order to join in! This Jack Russell has swam from the far sands in eager anticipation!

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Sue is not going to play ball with all and sundry! Eventually they head back to their owners.

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Ludo takes charge of his ball.

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Mountain reflections.

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Ludo reflections!

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Blackcombe.

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From yesterday's walk. Dunnerholme Rock on the left.

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Snow on the mountains.

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There is a gate for access along the beach edge.

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The box shape on the right of Dunnerholme Rock is a golf buggy, the right hand side is part of the golf course, the 6th tee!

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For my walk with Sue and Ludo we head around the base of the rock.

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We are now on the far side of the rock.

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More pools for Ludo to swim in.

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Big skies.

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Panorama with Ludo swimming. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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We head back.

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On my solo walk I head up on to the rock. An easy route up.

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A great place for sunbathing.

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I head for the end.

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The sheep watch me, but seemed happy that I'm not armed with a golf club.

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The train heads for Kirkby in Furness.

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Salt marsh.

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The east side of the rock is out of bounds, because of the golf course so I head down the track for the golf buggies. There are three cottages here. One (2 bed) has just sold for £295K. A wonderful situation!

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View from the cottages.

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I detour to the old lime kiln I spotted from above.

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I head past the cottages and the steps up to the 6th green, taking the route back to the beach.

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View back from the pools on the other side of the beach.

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Askam Pier from the car park.

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I walk along the beach in the direction of the pier. Erosion defences are substantial. The walking becomes a bit awkward, too much water, so I go back a bit and head up to the 'cliff path' that starts back at the car park. Once I reach the Duddon Inshore Rescue building I can refollow the beach path to the pier.

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Snow on Blackcombe.

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I head through the tunnel under the pier for the views out the other side.

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Looks like it could do with a bit of maintenance!

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Askam Pier.

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I head back through the tunnel and take the path up to the top. View down the length of the pier.

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I head for the far end. The pier is actually made from molten slag from the old iron works.

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Views from the far end.

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Looking back to Askam.

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Remains of boat moorings.

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Great views!

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Back on the 'cliff path' to the car park.

The walk to Dunnerholme Rock and back is a couple of miles and takes about an hour. The walk to Askam Pier is similar. The views are superb, the terrain easy.

Jo.

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