Wednesday 17 August 2016
Leader: John Jones
Photos: John Jones
WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2016 - ENDMOOR, STAINTON AND CROOKLANDS
On a clear, warm, (almost hot) summer?s afternoon, ten walkers and two dogs started from Endmoor and climbed over the hill to Stubb Farm. Field paths were followed to Lorrimer Yeat and then via High Commonmire farm to Stainton.
The walk continued through Stainton village, viewing the pack horse bridge and then beside Stainton Beck to join the Lancaster canal at Stainton Bridge, where the party paused for tea. The canal is de-watered (dry) from this bridge north to Kendal.
After tea the canal (in water) was followed south, passing the damaged Stainton Aqueduct (over Stainton Beck) to Crooklands, where at Wakefield's Warf the information board describing the horse drawn tramway from Endmoor Gunpowder Works to Milnthorpe station was perused.
With care, the party crossed the A65 and walked down the side of the Crooklands Hotel, past the bobbin works (now a garage), to follow Peasey beck.
As Peasey Back was followed the mill leat, tramway route and canal weir and feeder channel were noted. The route continued by Kaker Mill (in the distance), and joined the lane near Challon Hall to ascend back to the cars in Endmoor, to complete a leisurely 5.3 miles on a beautiful day.
The Leader was John Jones.