Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Start. Yealand Conyers.

Route. Yealand Conyers - Summerhouse Hill - Leighton Moss - The Trough - Red Bridge - Eaves Wood - Silverdale Cove - Silverdale - Jenny Brown's Point - Crag Foot - Summerhouse Hill - Yealand Conyers.

Notes. I thought I might avoid the forecasted showers if I headed to Silverdale, how wrong I was, on a day of rain and shine I got a real good soaking on the path to Silverdale, my day started bright but ended on a real sour note, read on.

I parked in a small lay-by on the southern edge of Yealand Conyers, my route took me into the village, after entering Peter Lane a stile on my right allowed access to Summerhouse Hill, this is a wonderful view point, unfortunately for me the view was storm clouds rolling in from the west, I descended into heavy rain passing Leighton Hall and Grisedale Farm en route to Leighton Moss. Clad in Gortex I made my way through the dripping woodland of The Trough before entering Trowbarrow Quarry Nature Reserve, I left the quarry following the path to Red Bridge passing the remains of the Trowbarrow Lime Works before crossing the railway line to reach Red Bridge Lane, a short walk over tarmac saw me enter Eaves Wood as the rain stopped.

On a way marked path I headed through Eaves Wood ascending King William's Hill to visit an old friend The Pepper Pot, I descended to Elmslack before following the footpath signed Cove Road, after visiting the cove I ascended Red Rake to access The Lots, this area of rolling grassland is a wonderful place to stroll in spring and early summer, alive with wild flowers including the rare Green Winged orchid. After crossing The Lots I enter Lindeth Road, a long walk over tarmac followed passing the Wolf House Gallery and Lindeth Tower before descending to the shore at Jenny Brown's Point. My route took me round the point passing the Brown's Houses and Smelt Mill Chimney before a finger post invited me to Crag Foot, I followed this path across an embankment. On reaching Crag Foot another finger post pointed the way to the Old Coach Road, I took it's advice ascending through green pastures surrounded by dense woodland passing the odd limestone outcrop eventually reaching Peter Lane where I turned left to make my way back to Summerhouse Hill, from here it was a short walk back over ground covered at the beginning of the day.

On reaching the car I was disgusted to find some unscrupulous individuals had made a pathetic attempt to break in, after attempting to force the rear door smashing the light cluster in the process they shattered the back quarter window stealing nothing, if they'd asked I'd have left it open. The local police tell me it's a common occurrence in these parts, seemingly it's been going on for years, "not to worry we have a 30% chance of catching them", if I only had a 30% chance of doing my job properly I'd soon be on the dole. take care if you leave the car in this area, if it's an hatchback remove the parcel shelf.

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Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

On a sunny morning a stunning view to the east taken from the entrance to Hyning Scout Wood.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

On Summerhouse Hill looking to the white washed pile of Leighton Hall.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Summerhouse Hill view point.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

In the lane leading to Grisedale with Arnside Knott across the skyline.

Here comes the rain.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

I've just donned my waterproofs in the shelter of a rather large bush, here's a view to Grisedale Farm, it's actually as dark as the picture makes it look.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Good weather for ducks, the reed beds at Leighton Moss.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

In The Trough, this rather splendid gate marks the entrance to Trowbarrow Quarry.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

The Shelter Stone Trowbarrow Quarry, so named because it was used by the quarrymen as cover while blasting took place.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

In Eaves Wood looking east over the Silverdale landscape.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

As I entered this clearing the sun made an appearance, everything instantly steamed up including the camera lens.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

The Pepper Pot stands proud on King William's Hill.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

From the Pepper Pot fantastic views can be had over Morecambe Bay and the Lancashire Coast.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

From King William's Hill views to Cringlebarrow.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

At Silverdale Cove looking across Morecambe Bay, the largest expanse of inter tidal mud flats and sand in the United Kingdom.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Silverdale Cove seen from Red Rake.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Striding out through The Lots with a wonderful view to Humphrey Head for company.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Looking to Know Hill over the shimmering rooftops of the Fishermen's Cottages on the Silverdale shore.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

The Church of St John, Silverdale.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Grange-over-Sands seen over Morecambe Bay.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

The Embankment at Jenny Brown's Point, when I first came this way many years ago with the kids in tow, the Embankment had recently been uncovered by a massive storm, as the years pass by the sand is slowly claiming it back.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Endless views from Jenny Brown's Point across the forever shifting sands of the bay.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

The Smelt Mill Chimney seen from near the Browns Houses.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Seen across Quicksand Pools the sylvan slopes of Warton Crag.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Rising at the head of the valley, only six miles to the north Farleton Fell.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Reed beds at Crag Foot.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

Another view from Summerhouse Hill.

Silverdale from Yealand Conyers.

On Summerhouse Hill looking at two large boulders that make up part of the largest stone circle in Lancashire.

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