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Sunday, 1 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 1st July - Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill

Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill

This relatively leisurely walk takes in some sites of historic interest, including standing stones, shake holes and stone circles. Although this walk is not technically difficult and has no steep ascents, it is relatively long (12 miles, taking 6+ hours incl. rest stops)

On a clear day, we should get some great panoramic views of the Pennines, Blencathra and the eastern Lakeland fells, and enjoy the sights and sounds of dozens of skylarks!
From Heltonhead, the route takes us first to Moor Divock and The Cockpit (an ancient stone circle). From there, we have a gentle ascent of White Knott, Barton Fell, Arthur's Pike (1,747 ft), the two "pillars" of Bonscale Pike (1,718 ft), and from there onto High Street Roman Road and Loadpot Hill, the highest point on our walk at 2,204 ft.

Distance: Approx. 10 miles
Ascent: Approx. 1,800 ft
Time: Approx. 6 hours

Starting point: just beyond Heltonhead SW of Askham, GR 503218 (Follow the steep road running up from Helton onto the moor).

Start time: 10.00 AM

For car sharing, meet at Morrison's car park (Kendal) at 09:00.

Leader Anne 077 299 03 852

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