From Lowick over Kirkby Moor to North Scale, Walney Island.

Name of walk From Lowick over Kirkby Moor to North Scale, Walney Island.
Date of walk 2015-04-23
Distance walked (miles) 18
Duration of walk 5 hours 30 minutes
Weather Blue skies amd sunshine
Peaks on walk Kirkby Moor
Walked with On own
Parking No car.

This morning I got Brendan to drop me off at The Red Lion Inn at Lowick at 8.30am. I will be walking back home following the K2B route for another training walk. The pub is at the 26 mile marker, so 14 miles to the finish plus nearly 4 miles to walk back home. A fun filled 18 miles! I`ve chosen the most challenging part of the route as it takes you up 800ft out over Kirkby Moor. All good practice for the feet, especially as today is very warm.

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The Red Lion at Lowick.

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Lambs in the field still asleep.

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St Luke's Church, Lowick.

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Not a cloud in the sky.

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Top of Kirkby Moor. Too hazy for any views out to Coniston Water today.

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View ahead towards the wind farm.

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"Just going outside to trim the house, dear".

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I rather like wind turbines. Rather thousands of these than one nuclear power station!

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Poaka Beck Reservoir.

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A small tarn on the way down to Marton.

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Sheep at Marton.

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Crossing the A590.

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Walking down into Dalton.

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Abbey Road, the road into Barrow, goes on for ever, I stop at Tesco and have a coffee. View from the bridge over to Walney Island. The Ferry on the far left.

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Central view.

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Looking over to Devonshire Dock Hall from the Promenade.

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The village of North Scale ahead.

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You can just about see Blackcombe.

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The entrance to North Scale village. I live on the last road before the airport.

The walk took me five and a half hours. I am walking the 40 miles from Keswick to Barrow on Saturday May 9th, in aid of The Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness (HEFF).
My Sponsorship page is: https://www.keswick2barrow.co.uk/sponsor/welcome.asp?ID=10204

Jo.

 

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