Arnside Knott.

Start. Arnside.

Route. Arnside - New Barns Bay - Copriddling Wood - Knott car park - Arnside Knott - Red Hills - Red Hills Wood - High Knott Road - Arnside.

Notes. O dear what a disastrous start to 2013, two weeks laid up with flu, not man flu the real McCoy. How I longed to be walking above the snow line in the hills of Lakeland, today was a test run, see how the body with all it's aches and pains held out on the short sharp ascent of Arnside Knott. Tomorrow if all went well I'd head for the high fells, all did not go well, there'd be no mountain walking tomorrow.

Today I followed the fore shore south from Arnside, on reaching New Barns Bay I turned my back on the coast, following the tarmac lane I soon reached a metal kissing gate and finger-post inviting me to Arnside Knott. I followed this path ascending through Copridding Wood before reaching the Knott car park, onwards and upwards I climbed, passing a view indicator before making the final exhausting pull to the summit, I felt like I'd ran to the top of Ben Nevis not just ambled up Arnside Knott. My ascent over I descended through the green pastures of Red Hills, after making my way through Red Hills Wood I stepped onto High Knott Road to start the short walk back through Arnside.

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Viewing Meathop and the Newton Fells across the Kent Channel.

Heversham Head as seen from Arnside.

The Kent Viaduct backed by Whitbarrow.

Sunlight dances across the sylvan slopes of Hampsfell.

Seen from near the old boat yard, the limestone plateau of Whitbarrow.

With no leaves on the trees views from New Barns include the village of Lindale.

Looking to Arnside Knott.

From the ascent of Arnside Knott views over Meathop Fell taking in the Newton Fells and Winster Valley.

Milnthorpe Sands and the Kent Channel carry the eye to Lyth Valley, beyond that the hills of Lakeland.

Humphrey Head as seen over Arnside Park.

The Silverdale coast and shifting sands of Morecambe Bay seen from Arnside Knott.

I'm using a new camera today, exactly the same as my old one, I just can't seem to get to grips with it, here's a shot of Warton Crag over Middlebarrow Wood.

From above the southern scree slopes views over Morecambe Bay.

Another stunning photograph? Know Hill over Silverdale village with Warton Crag to the left.

The prospect north from near the summit of Arnside Knott.

Heading down through Red Hills with this wonderful view for company.

Looking over Arnside Moss to sylvan slopes of Beetham Fell.

Rising above Beetham Fell grey today, Farleton Fell another limestone escarpment, one we've had many adventures on.

Back on the coast viewing Meathop Fell over the Kent Channel.

And finally the view south to Grange-over-Sands.

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