I devised this route entirely on Tarmac. The M6 runs through the territory including Killington Services just south of Jct. 37 (the Sedbergh turnoff - gateway to some splendid walking country). Killington Services offer views over Killington Lake and above average architecture, so this is one of the more attractive versions of these facilities that we all have to visit from time to time.
Motorway roar and thunder was audible during most of our walk, and I must remember to avoid this in future; apart from that it was worthwhile for extensive views from high on the minor road above the western side of the M6.
|Our route went anti-clockwise from Millholme|
|Despite the intention of avoiding muddy paths the Tarmac was running heavily with fast flowing water in many places on the very minor, and poorly constructed roads|
|Peasey Beck - the outflow from Killington Lake. This beck crosses the Lancaster Canal at Crooklands and then joins the River Bela flowing out into the Kent estuary at Milnthorpe|
|Mutton Hall. This unusually named, remote dwelling is up for sale - it is shown on my map above.|
|Looking across to Killington Services on the M6 (worth clicking to enlarge). Our return journey followed a minor road above the line of trees|
|I suppose they thought we were daft for walking. They didn't speak - these guys rarely seem to. Perhaps they were frozen solid?|
|The wetlands north of the head of the lake|
|Looking north towards the Howgills. The line of the M6 runs through the trees at the bottom edge of the lake|