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HOLMEPARK FELL - Limestone Link in March 2010

ARNSIDE to KIRKBY LONSDALE

WALK A - 11.5 miles, ascent of 1720ft. WALK B - 8.5 miles, ascent of 1300ft.

Starts on the outskirts of Arnside and crosses Arnside Moss to Hazelslack Tower on the old coffin route to Beetham. We enter Underlaid Wood and ascend to squeeze through the Fairy Steps and then descend to the hamlet of Hale near the A6.

Here the B walk starts.

Both walks follow the same route out as we head out to the town Holme and then along the Lancaster Canal and crossing the M6 to Home Park farm. Our path takes us up Holmepark Fell, passing the vast limestone quarries to our right, then down into the valley.

The next ascent is to walk around the edge of Hutton Roof Crags to Blasterfoot Gap with its limestone outcrop then down to the village of Hutton Roof. The onward route takes us across farmlands to the hamlets of High and Low Biggins before we reach the end of the walk at Devils Bridge near Kirkby Lonsdale.

This weekend there is a Christmas Market in Kirkby Lonsdale and if time permits, we will have the opportunity to visit.

WALK C - approx. 5 miles

We don't have a leader for this walk. If there are less than 3 people wanting to do a C Walk, we will ask them to explore the area by themselves. If they are more than 3 then a led walk will take place.