The Coast Road and Grizedale Forest.

Name of walk The Coast Road and Grizedale Forest.
Date of walk 2016-06-23

Two more outings with my sister on her long-weekend visit.

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A visit to Roy's Quality Ices, on the Coast Road at Bardsea, was our first port of call on Thursday afternoon. I had banana with rhubarb crumble and Ness had cappachino with blackcurrant and liquorice. Yummy!

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We ate them on the beach.

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We then drove to Baycliffe and took a walk down to the beach. The houses here are a quite interesting construction.

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There are new sculptures since the last time I came.

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An oyster catcher, its wings spin in the wind.

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The other, more substantial beach house. It has a great view out over the bay.

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We walk along the beach towards the large section of limestone pavement. We pass a swing on the way. I'm saying nothing!

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The limestone was engraved by local resident and artist, the late Bill Stables. Here he laid down his philosophy of life, and paid homage to the memories of his times on the beach.

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Ness on the limestone pavement.

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It was very warm, so we just sat for a while and admired the view.

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We head back up to Baycliffe.

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On the Sunday Ness, Brendan and myself went to Grizedale Forest. We walked the Grizedale Tarn Trail, which is three and a half miles and should take about two and a half hours. It is graded as 'moderate'.

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Wind up musical boxes on many of the trees.

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Deer sculptures through the trees.

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We cross over the bridge.

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Wooden Herdwick sheep.

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A monster stile! 'Concrete Country' by Lucy Tomlins.

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Over our heads are the 'Go Ape' zip wires. Every so often we would hear the 'wiz' of someone heading downhill.

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The zip wires can be seen on the right.

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The end of one of the zip wire sections. 'Go Ape' costs £45.

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The Red Sandstone Fox by Gordon Young.

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Romeo by Rupert Ackroyd and Owen Bullet.

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Silver Birch.

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One of the zip wire setting-off stations.

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A rather odd sight.....Please Close The Gate (Picket Fence) by Gregory Scott-Gurner.

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Grizedale Tarn.

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Ness and Brendan.

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Some sunshine on the forestry track.

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We head back through the woods.

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A money tree in the shape of a dragon.

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Ancient Forester by David Kemp.

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'Go Ape'

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The 'Ape', looking a little depressed.

The Grizedale Tarn Forest Trail was an easy walk. Naturally, we returned to the Visitor Center and indulged in coffee and cake before setting off for home. There are bike trails too. They even hire out ‘electric’ bikes….oooh, no more peddling uphill! £30. I shall return! 🙂

Jo.

 

 

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