Saturday 20 January 2018
Leader: Kath Kirkman
Photos: John Jones, Clive Horsford & Reg Hesketh
"A well-attended, interesting walk on a grey winter day."
Another frustrating day for Burton Fellwalkers as the weather again dictated a change from the advertised walk. The road over Kirkstone Pass was not at all good so it had to be Plan B.
We walked from the old church at Blawith along the lanes towards Tottlebank then along Long Rigg to visit an Ancient Bronze Settlement on Subberthwaite Common where some of the group found the carcass of a dead sheep and decided to take the skull home so plastic bags appeared. We explored and had a coffee stop whilst thinking about the lives of the original inhabitants.
After retracing our steps we went down the road a bit and inspected the Giants Grave where Gordon was urged to try it for size. From there we continued downhill and discovered another sheep's skull!! It also went into a plastic bag. Soup or what?? At the bottom of the road is Heathwaite House where we turned right following the path circling Blawith Knott.
After a pause for lunch we followed the paths via Cockenskell to return to the start. The old Church at Blawith has been adapted and is now a house. We chatted to the owner in an effort to have a look around but he wasn't forthcoming.
Despite our disappointment at having to resort to Plan B we had a good day and did NOT get wet.