I plotted the route on Memory Map on OS 1:25
4481ft. of ascent
Distance 11 miles
2249ft. of ascent
|A lone backpacker - I was curious to know the model of tent so...|
|...I zoomed. It is a two man tent weighing 2.2 kgs - my Terra Nova (one man) weighs 980gms, so I hope two people were sharing this weighty abode|
|The ubiquitous bath used as a livestock water trough. Do farmers renew the bath in their farmhouse every year? That is the impression I get from the number I see like this.|
The bridge crosses the M6
|Just another hideously untidy farm|
|Collapsed bridge. The local authority notice forbids crossing, but that was just a challenge for me - well I'm still here|
|A progressively more radical collection of three for my "Relics" folder|
|The southern part is the Dalesway and the northern my contrived return.|
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Another footballing observation.
All the players lined up before kick-off to sing the national anthems, BUT, most of them are not singing because they are not of the nationality of their team.
|Caton Moor, just after our start|
|Tercet number 7 - there are 10 for the number of witches, and a poem for each one by Carol Ann Duffy - see whole poem below. The castings of the poems are raised to facilitate rubbings|
|Down into the Lune valley - river in centre - click to enlarge|
|Tercet number 8 on the bridge over the river Lune - a popular cycle track co-opted for a short distance by our walk|
|Orchid - click to enlarge to see spots on leaves at bottom which BC tells me is a point for identification|
|Number 9 at the Ashton Memorial near the execution venue overlooking Lancaster|
|I particularly liked the line, "sunset's crimson shame"|
|Ashton Memorial. There is history on Wiki if you want - not all that interesting, but we climbed the steps for a grand view of Lancaster from the top balcony|
|This pub was on the route from the castle to the execution venue and the witches were offered to stop for a last drink - see plaque below|
|Number 10 - at the castle|
|Lancaster Castle. It is still a prison|
Lives of great men will remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And,departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun.
In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare.
Saw the jolly hunter.
Took jolly care.
Hunter jolly eager-
Sight of jolly prey.
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.
Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone.
Jolly old safety catch
Not jolly on.
Bang went the jolly gun.
Hunter jolly dead.
Jolly hare got clean away.
Jolly good, I said.
Charles Causey - (24 August 1917 – 4 November 2003) was a Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer. His work is noted for its simplicity and directness and for its associations with folklore, especially when linked to his native Cornwall.
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