From Brookhouse to Halton and back via five bridges, Lawson's Meadow and Gray's Seat makes a pleasant nine mile outing with plenty of interest. From the Black Bull head to the Lune down Holme Lane, across the main road and by track and path to the Waterworks bridge. This, Bridge 1 for you, carries
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Ward’s Stone, an addition to a Bowland circuit from Littledale.
So this addition to the jaunt of a week ago makes a ten mile circuit with 1700 ft plus of ascent, with better long distance views. Start as for the previous walk, but at the Duke's track carry on across it on an obvious path, and then left at a "T" junction at the ridge top. Grit Fell has a large
Caton Moor circular.
Thought we'd better be good this once during the plague, and started from home on an 8 mile walk, amazingly 3/4 of which I hadn't walked, (but had mountain biked some), and half M hadn't walked. From Brookhouse go south on the first road on the right coming from Caton on Brookhouse Road after the
A Bowland circuit from Littledale.
On the first day after our third rate con man journo leader tells us we can have one walk per day, we obeyed him, and went locally as well. Starting from Udale Bridge in Littledale, walk up the steep road and turn left down a track after the cattle grid at the top. Past Skelbow barn turn right up a
Durham Nuttalls: extreme social distancing.
These hills of the north-eastern pennines are perfect in these times of plague. Although we saw two moving covered all terrain vehicles at the start, and two walkers on an intruding cross-wilderness path in the distance, no-one else on the moorland hills of Bellbeaver Rigg (actually in Cumbria) and
Crosby Ravensworth/Orton circular.
This 9.5 mile walk was touched on in my post "Alternative route from Orton to Tebay" of April 2014, but is here described from Crosby as finishing here allows refreshments at a better, independent, pub, the Butchers Arms, and lunch could also then be taken in Orton at the Scar Café or the Chocolate