Dallam Park and the Fairy Steps.

Start. Heron Corn Mill.

Route. Heron Corn Mill - Dallam Park - Haverbrack Fell - Underlaid Wood - Fairy Steps Beetham Fell - Beetham - Heron Corn Mill.

Notes. It was hard to resist not popping out for a few hours this morning, take advantage of the sunshine, unfortunately I'm at work tonight, I decided on Dallam Park and the Fairy Steps, ascending Haverbrack Bank before making my way to the ever popular Fairy Steps.

I left the car in the Heron Corn Mill car park just off the A6 at Beetham, My route took me north on a way marked path through the park land of Dallam eventually reaching a tarmac lane opposite the stately pile of Dallam Tower, right down the lane across Park Road to follow the River Bela to the estuary. Here I climbed onto an old railway embankment which lead back to Park Road, left for fifty yards then right into woodland, ascending through the woods before crossing another lane followed by the steep ascent onto Haverbrack Bank. Here a finger post directed me to Cockshot Lane and Haverbrack, I followed the path into the woodland to be confronted by another fingerpost, it was Cockshot Lane for me. Right along Cockshot Lane then almost immediately left on a path that lead through Underlaid Wood to the Fairy Steps, I squeezed through the polished fissure to reach the top of Whin Scar, I spent several minutes admiring the hazy views to the west before entering the woods Following the Old Corpse Route and yellow arrows I soon passed a ruined cottage above Beetham before exiting the woods at Wood Edge, I descended on a field path back into Beetham, left along a tarmac lane before following a footpath on the right, this lead me back to the Heron Corn Mill.

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home.

Striding out through Dallam Park.

Hazy views to Farleton Fell.

The Deer Shelter in Dallam Park.

The Dallam Park Fallow Deer.

Dallam Tower backed by Whitbarrow.

Descending to Dallam Tower.

Three young stags allowed me to get very close.

Looking to Milnthorpe Bridge across the River Bela.

Milnthorpe across the tranquil waters of the River Bela.

Reflections.

Rising above the coastal plane Whitbarrow.

Once known locally as Westmorland by the Sea, Sandside.

The upper reaches of Morecambe Bay and Whitbarrow seen from the ascent of Haverbrack Bank, it was said it was possible in the 1850s to throw a stone across the estuary below, that leads to the next picture.

From Haverbrack Bank the village of Milnthorpe, once a bustling port before the estuary silted up, all that remains is one iron ring on a bend in the River Bela opposite Dallam Tower.

The polished fissure known as the Fairy Steps.

Views to Arnside Knott from above the Fairy Steps.

Over Underlaid Wood Arnside and the Kent Channel.

Descending to Beetham journeys end.

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