Arnside, Cumbria Sunday 31st January 2010

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Jackie Gudgeon     Distance: 11 miles

We leave Arnside along the promenade and then climb steadily to reach the viewpoints on top of Arnside Knott (about 160 mtrs). From there we descend through Arnside Knott Wood to Black Dyke where we pick up the Limestone Link up through Underlaid Wood for a magical moment up the Fairy Steps and round to Slack Head. Lanes and footpaths then to Hawes Water nature reserve followed by Eaves Wood, Arnside Tower, Copridding Wood and back to Arnside along the shore (tide permitting).

Moderate Leader: Jean & Leo Keenan     Distance: 8.5 miles

Leaving Arnside we follow the rocky shoreline (tide permitting) to New Barns, then the coastal path to Far Arnside through the caravan park and stopping at silverdale for lunch and toilet break. Returning to Arnside via Eaves Wood, Middlebarrow Plain, Arnside Tower, over Arnside Knott and down to Arnside.

Leisurely Leader: Derek Lee     Distance : 6.5 miles

From Arnside we head nearly to the top of Arnside Knott, a 500 foot climb, taking a break half way up to walk round Redhills Wood. Then down to Arnside Tower and along the valley bottom to Far Arnside. A shorter climb of 200 feet then takes us up Heathwaite to Cowslip Field with views over Morecambe Bay towards Heysham before we return via Copridding Wood to Arnside.

Easy Leader: Keith Taylor     Distance: 6 miles

Leaving Arnside we take the coastal path towards New Barns, Arnside Point, and Far Arnside (tide permitting). From here we go on to Arnside Tower, through Knott Wood and back to Arnside.