Doing this walk on the north bank first, on the return leg the Wenning can easily be forded with “crocs” or sandals where it joins the Lune, cutting off the diversion on each side of it to Hornby and back. That is, at present in our drought! From here the old permissive path carries on by the Lune, with markers and stiles, until the Claughton Beck, where, as noted in the parent walk, the bridge is down. The Beck can be crossed with care at present, and a fence easily negotiated.
This combination saves 1.7 miles, but it has to be said, the permissive path is not as interesting as the Camp House and Farleton deviation.