Beetham Deer Park

Name of walk Beetham Deer Park
Date of walk 2022-09-05

I went to Beetham Nurseries and as it was a nice day I took a walk into the Deer Park.

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I cross the main road and go down to look at the River Bela, some nice reflections.

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I take the path beside the river.

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I cross the bridge to the Heron Corn Mill.

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Mill stones.

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I head up towards the Deer Park.

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Through the avenue of trees.

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I head into the Deer Park. View back.

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Milnthorpe on the right. I keep to the waymarked path.

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The Buck House is a 300 year old Grade 2 listed building used as a deer, sheep and cattle shelter. It was burnt down in an arson attack in April 2021 and still awaiting repair.

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The house at Dallam Tower is Grade 1 listed and built in the 19th century. The River Bela flowing under Milnthorpe Bridge with Witherslack behind.

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I hear a noise up the hill, it was a stag scrapping its antlers on a tree.

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I continue on the path to The Old Bridge built in 1763, then turn and take the path beside the river.

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The sheep aren't bothered by people.

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There was a temptation to join them!

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Once I get towards the gate out of the Deer Park, I turn and head back to the main path.

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The cairn with directions on the top.

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I recross the bridge and head back to Beetham Nurseries.

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Then I park the car in the lay-by and go looking for the spot where the deer hide from people in the Deer Park.

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They are just across the river.

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On this side of the river are the stags.

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Deer drinking.

This walk is only a couple of miles and only takes an hour or so, an easy stroll.

Jo.

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