Sunday 6th November 2016
Leader: Mike Earl
Photos: Kath Kirkman and John Jones
ORTON, SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2016
Burton Fellwalkers met at noon on Sunday 6th November and drove to Orton, near Tebay.
Our group of 16 members, 4 visitors and 2 dogs assembled at the Coronation Shelter in the centre of the village. We then walked across fields to Scarside Farm and onto Knott lane . We continued on the track to The Knott, pausing briefly to admire the Gamelands stone circle. Heading towards Beacon Fell Monument, we enjoyed the extensive views and a short meal break along the way. The monument was built to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1896.
Our path then took us to the Appleby road where we turned left and walked through meadows to Broadfell farm and so back to Orton village. Tea and cakes were enjoyed by all at the famous Orton Chocolate Shop.
The leader was Mike Earl, the weather cool but mainly dry although in parts conditions underfoot were 'clarty'.