Crosby Rambling Club visits Staveley.

67 The Weir at Staveley

I’m back in England and its time to get my boots on and go for a walk. I also needed long trousers and a fleece. It felt quite cold compared to Mallorca. I went up the Lake District with Crosby Rambling Club where we visited Staveley.

My legs were still tired so I decided on the B party walk led by David. A steady 9 miles. Leaving the village we crossed the river and headed north to Barley Bridge. From here we began a steep climb up the hillside

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The gradient soon eased and we could enjoy walking through the flower meadows.

71 Walking in the flower meadow

We passed Littlewoods Farm and after crossing several fields we began the climb over moorland towards Potters Tarn.

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Continuing past the tarn we headed up to Gurnal Dubs where we paused for lunch. It was good to relax here and watch the Swifts skimming the water as they sought their lunch.

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The two tarns are reservoirs but not for drinking water. Their purpose was to supply water power to the mills at Bowston and Cowan Head.

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We retraced our route back to Potters Tarn before heading south towards Bowston through some attractive scenery.

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From Bowston we followed the footpath alongside the River Kent back to Staveley. This path is part of the Dales Way which runs from Ilkley in Wharfedale to Bowness on Windermere.

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A pleasant days walking with ample time for a pint before boarding the coach for the journey back home.

It was good to be back in England. I had forgotten how green it was.

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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