Woodland Walks

Name of walk Woodland Walks
Date of walk 2020-11-07

The recent poor weather has kept me off the fells, but this has meant that I had time to do some local woodland walks instead. Below are three of them. How Tun Wood in Barrow, Millwood from Dalton, but first a walk from the Manjushri Buddhist Centre, on the outskirts of Ulverson, through the woods to the sea.

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Lots of fungi growing on the tree.

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The path going towards the sea.

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It was fast approaching sunset.

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It is not often that the sea is this still.

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We head back through the woods.

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It was just before 4pm, so time to get a coffee from the cafe.

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This walk was under an hour, and always very good.

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The weather had been windy and rainy, so another woodland walk was called for. This time How Tun Woods. We parked in the car park on Cliffe Lane. As the sign says it has wonderful views out to sea over to the Isle of Man, but not today! We walked all the way around the wood, as well as through it, but there were no great views out to sea to photograph today.

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A nice way to spend an hour!

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For the final walk we drove to Goose Green car park in Dalton. This walk includes part of the Cistercian Way, from the Haggs to Millwood, across grazed fields mainly alongside Mill Beck. We headed south past the terraced cottages. First stop was to see the pigs. So cute!

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Horses in the field below.

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We cross the field. Over on the left is a signal box, the path we walk back on is beneath it.

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Going through the railway tunnel.

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We passed small ponies.

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Millwood.

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We head out and back to the main road crossing the railway bridge.

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Then we head down the public footpath back to Dalton.

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We cross back under the railway.

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St. Mary's Church in the distance.

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Dalton Junction signal box.

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Mill Beck next to the car park. This walk is an easy 3 miles.

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Rainbow from our back door.

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Cartmel Priory at night. We went to Cartmel for a meal the night before lockdown 2.0 to celebrate Brendan's birthday.

Three good little walks for dull autumn days!

Jo.

 

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