A Circuit from Silverdale including Jenny Brown's Point and Summer House Hill.

Start. Silverdale.

Route. Silverdale - Lindeth Road - Jack Scout - Jenny Brown's Point - Crag Foot - Grisedale Wood - Peter Lane - Peter Lane Kiln - Peter Lane - Summer House Hill - Leighton Hall - Grisedale - Leighton Moss - Silverdale Station - Silverdale Golf Course - The Row - Lambert's Meadow - Silverdale.

Notes. I stepped from the car in Silverdale village bitterly disappointed, the blue sky that welcomed me when I opened the curtains this morning had vanished, the rising tide had drawn a large blanket of cloud across the Arnside/Silverdale peninsular, the drapes were drawn against a winters sun. I was here so would make the best of it, after all this is Eden, if God wants the blinds closed who am I to argue.

I'd parked on Shore Road so wandered back passed the Silverdale Hotel to join Lindeth Road. With the tarmac surface under foot I strolled on, turned right at the Wolf House and was soon stepping through the gate that allowed access to Jack Scout, I followed the coast through limestone pastures, scrub and rocky outcrops, emerging onto the tarmac lane I'd left earlier, it was just a short walk to Jenny Brown's Point. Round the point I wandered, passed the Brown's Houses and smelt mill chimney, sea washed turf gave way to a muddy path before a finger-post pointing in many directions, it was Quakers Stang for me. A green trod above an embankment deposited me at Crag Foot where I delighted in watching a Barn Owl in flight, like a ghost hunting it's pray along the edge of the wetland south of Leighton Moss, an amazing sight, I also heard the boom of a Bitten somewhere in the reed beds behind me.

At Crag Foot I entered Grisedale Wood, through woodland and sheep pastures alive with new born lambs I ascended, it was just before Peter Lane a bell rang above my head, not a bright idea, some kind of vulture roosting in a tree, twenty minuets later I met it's handler in hot pursuit. I crossed Peter Lane, descended passed a lime kiln of the same name then turned left at a rather high limestone wall, this wall ushered me back to Peter Lane via a small cops. A short walk down hill followed to access a muddy foot-path that would guide me to the view point on Summer House Hill. Even on a cloudy day like today the views were staggering, from the Langdale Pikes in the north, through the Coniston massif then down the full length of the Furness Peninsular, I could even make out Piel Castle.

After sitting a while drinking coffee I descended to the right of Leighton Hall, through Grizedale I idly wandered, I traversed Leighton Mass via the causeway turning left at the main road, then right at the next junction. It was a short walk passed the Railway Station then across Silverdale Golf Course to access The Row. From The Row a narrow path descends passed the village pond into Lambert's Meadow, after all the rain it was very damp. After squelching my way across a wooden foot-bridge then allowed me to cross a stream dry shod, I swung left ignoring the gate directly ahead of me, passed Bottoms Well I wandered to join a stoney lane, said lane guided me back into Silverdale, all that remained the short walk back to Shore Road.

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Seen from Jack Scout, Cows Mouth Cove with views to Hampsfell above Grange-over-Sands.

Rambling through the rock and scrub on Jack Scout with this view for company, the vast arch of the Lancashire coast.

Viewing Grange-over-Sands from the muddy path above the ragged edge where land meets sea.

Seen from Jenny Brown's Point. ten miles to the south-east the notched skyline of Clougha Pike.

Moody skies over a tide filled Morecambe Bay.

Jenny Brown's Point and the Smelt Mill Chimney.

Across the divide of Quicksand Pools, sylvan Warton Crag.

A distant Farleton Fell seen from the salt marsh at Jenny Brown's Point.

Eaves Wood seen over Leighton Moss with Arnside Knott rising behind.

Not the best picture but I feel the need to include it, Ingleborough under a light dusting of snow seen from sheep pastures below Peter Lane Kiln.

On view from Summer House Hill, Coniston Old Man and its lieutenants, plus....

....the Gothic pile of Leighton Hall and the long finger of the Furness Peninsula.

Reflections, Leighton Moss.

Seen across Leighton Moss, Yealand Hall Allotment.

Summer House Hill seen from near the Leighton Moss Visitors Centre.

Traversing Lambert's Meadow trying to keep my feet dry.

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