I am running out of circular walks up the Lune valley north of Kirkby Lonsdale. When I plotted this one I noticed the trig point at Holme Knott and had no hesitation in including the short diversion. Back home I realised I had visited that trig twice before. When I was mopping up the trigs on that OS sheet I had some camera malfunction and failed to get photos of two or three and went back again later.
I must have walked all of today’s route before in one direction or the other but had very little recollection - I suppose that is one debatable plus for having a poor memory?
The approach was up a very narrow lane which only leads to a lonely farm but two or three cars came up behind me then a car towing a big touring caravan. I had nowhere to go and sort of impaled my back to the hawthorn hedge posing as some shaman on a vertical bed of nails and hoping I would not be disembowelled by the extra wide wing mirror.
Once out onto the open fell walking was fine on a good track but on the whole walk there seemed to be a total absence of bird life - eerie.
Thanks to Paul at:
I have downloaded the app "Plant Snap" which identifies flowers by taking a photo - so far it seems to be a worthwhile app - they are tempting me to go for the premium edition which involves payment and I may well do that after trying the free version for a while.
Thanks to Plant App I now know this is Rose Campion after seeing it everywhere for years.
You can see the narrow lane where I was nearly crucified by a caravan towing car.
|Out onto the open fell following this ancient lane and then branching off right to follow...|
|...this attractive stream|
|The public footpath on the map continued where the stream ran under this wall but there was no access over the wall. I followed the red line to join the track further up the hill. The approximate line of the path shown on the OS map is shown in blue.|
|Approaching the trig of Holme Knott|
|My footpath crossing this lively stream on the way down|
|The route was plotted anti-clcokwise but walked clockwise|