Leader: Clive Horsford
Photos: Clive Horsford, John Jones and Reg Hesketh
A group of the Fellwalkers led by Clive Horsford set off from Cartmel Racecourse passing through Park Wood to the clapper bridge over Hill Mill Brook. The brook was followed to Walton Hall Farm and up a lane past a water slide partially concealed by trees. On leaving the lane, a track by-passing Howbarrow summit led towards the Ellerside Ridge where a break for coffee was taken.
The undulating ridge was followed to a wall stile giving access to Speel Bank Farm. On this stretch, a cluster of deer were observed and duly photographed. From the farm, the group climbed back up to the ridge soon crossing a wall and passing through an area whose surface was perforated by cattle and numerous sheep. The walking so far had been a touch glutinous but relief came on reaching the lane near Grassgarth when a short walk took the group to the lunch spot at the edge of a new plantation.
Duly refreshed, the group splashed on to Over Ridge and Wall Nook crossing several fields and joining a track to Well Knowe. A few minutes later, Park Wood was reached and the return to the racecourse made around a football pitch.