2018_08_05 Whorlton

Leader : Gary Parker.           Distance : 13 miles.

 

 

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Thanks to Elaine for photos and walk report.

This week, Gary led the famous Five, “through the bracken”.

From the ruined medieval castle of Whorlton, we walked towards the lesser known valley of Scugdale. Along the route, we passed the cairn on Live Moor, which is on top of a Bronze age burial mound dating from 2000BC.

Elevenses were enjoyed at the beautifully refurbished Lord Stones café at the top of Carlton Bank.  (Where had Gary arranged for lunch we wondered after this very smart coffee stop?)

Full of anticipation we moved on towards the tranquil scugdale valley where hardly a soul was seen.  A few miles of quiet country tracks, fields and yes,……. a little bracken, Gary announced our lunch spot.  (Ok, not a marquee but a dry grass verge with priceless views of the surrounding crags).

We headed back towards the remains of the abandoned village of Whorlton on a welcome warm breeze. Post walk drink Swainby,