Walk Name: Whitbarrow Scar rising by Chapel Head
Approximate Walk Distance: 5 miles
Approximate Total Ascent: 800 feet
Approximate walk time: 4 hours
Grade: Moderate, but steep 30 minute climb near beginning.
Number of stiles: very few
Condition underfoot: Generally good, but can be muddy to begin with
Walking poles: recommended
We start and finish by the old dog kennels of Witherslack Hall, just below the hall itself. The first part of the walk (about 30 minutes) is a steep climb up to Lord’s Seat. There are magnificent views from here, in all directions, as there are for a lot of the walk.
We then head south along the crest of the escarpment, as glorious views of the Kent Estuary appear. After some time, we take a track to the right down through the woods. At the bottom we make our way past the houses of Beck Head, and a small detour will take us to the resurgence of Beck Head itself, which is quite spectacular after heavy rains. Continuing on, we reach the narrow road which will take us back to the starting point.
It will be muddy in places, especially at the beginning, so gaiters and poles are recommended, along with stout boots. The initial climb is steep, and there is also a fairly steep descent towards the end.
Meeting time: 10.00 am
Meeting place: Parking available opposite the old dog Kennels of Witherslack Hall, grid reference SD437 860, postcode LA1 6SD.
Maximum number: 15
Approximate driving time/distance from Lancaster: 35 minutes/24 miles.
Contact: Please let Steve and Barbara know if you wish to do this walk, by 8.00 pm on Friday 11 March, on 01524 66867, 07479 843232 or 07947 193234.
Booking is ESSENTIAL. You must book directly with the leader, turning up on the day without booking you will be refused on the walk.
If you have booked on a walk and find you are unable to attend please let the walk leader know as soon as possible so that the place is available to someone else.