Dallam Park and Haverbrack.

Start. Milnthorpe.

Route. Milnthorpe - Dallam Park - Haverbrack - Haverbrack Bank - Dallam Park - Milnthorpe.

Notes. A short late afternoon stroll in the company of Sue today, a walk through a winter wonderland with crisp snow under foot and a golden sky over head, it doesn't get much better than that.

We left Milnthorpe via Old Bridge ascending through Dallam Park to reach a direction indicator, it was Haverbrack for us, passing between farm buildings and bungalows on the path to Cockshot Lane. We soon reached finger-posts pointing in a multitude of directions, Hollin's Well and Milnthorpe seemed quite appealing, we ascended through woodland on a long ridge known as Haverbrack Bank, where the woodland ended we were gifted with stunning views across upper Morecambe Bay into South Lakeland, breath-taking.

We descended in deep snow, after passing through a small copse we popped out onto Park Road the main road to Arnside. From here we gained access to the track bed of the disused Hincaster/Arnside railway, a short walk along the track lead to Summer House Point on the banks of the River Bela, all that remained was a short walk upstream to Milnthorpe Bridge before following the river back to Old Bridge and journeys end.

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Wonderful winter conditions across Dallam Park.

Golden light over the Kent Channel as early evening sunlight illuminates Foulshaw Marsh.

Silhouetted across the skyline the woodland of Slack Head and Underlaid.

To the east the limestone plateau of Holmepark Fell.

The lane through Dallam Park.

We've just passed through the small cluster of houses at Haverbrack to be greeted by this view, across the skyline Farleton and Holmepark Fells.

Ascending Haverbrack Bank.

One minute we were in the trees the next, stunning views over icy low lands to Whitbarrow.

A wonderful golden glow on Heversham Head.

Overlooking Lyth Valley the village of Levens with St John's Church dominating the scene. Out of interest the church with it's tapered bell tower was built in 1828, the arrival of the bells was eagerly awaited, when they arrived it proved impossible to fit them, they've been housed ever since in a shed in the church grounds.

Seen from Haverbrack Bank a wonderful view to the head of Lyth Valley, the quietest and best entrance to Lakeland.

Sue on the descent from Haverbrack Bank.

A lovely warm glow over Milnthorpe Marsh seen from the confluence of the Kent and Bela.

Seen over Milnthorpe Sands, Hampsfell above Grange-over-Sands.

From the disused track bed of the Hincaster/Arnside railway views back to Haverbrack Bank.

Magical views down the Sandside coast.

Near Summer House Point with stunning views over Milnthorpe Sands.

Seen from Summer House Point, Haverbrack Bank.

Dramatic skies to match a dramatic view.

Whitbarrow as seen from the banks of the River Bela.

Looking to Summer House Point, a summer house once stood on a outcrop of limestone near the tree, used by local people as a bathing hut and the owners of Dallam Tower as a toll booth, boats small enough to navigate the River Bela were forced to pay for the privilege, it was torn down after a dispute between the owners of Dallam Tower and the villagers of Milnthorpe.

Looking to the old railway embankment, to the left Haverbrack Bank.

The River Bela below Milnthorpe Bridge.

Fire in the sky.

A final look to Dallam Tower.

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