Beatrix Potter walk

Pauline Kieran has sent me this short report on her mid-week walk on 9th June.

This was our first Lake District walk this year and we were rewarded with a lovely day in spite of the forecast. We started on the ferry from Bowness and had an undulating walk to Beatrix Potters home at Hill Top in Sawrey, passing places that are mentioned in her stories and are still identifiable.

Before returning to the ferry we climbed up to Claife Station. This is now a ruin but in the 18th and 19th centuries it was used as a viewing station for visiting gentry to look at the local scenery. We were able to appreciate these views. It’s now owned by the National Trust and they are seeking views about whether it should be restored.

On our way home we enjoyed a meal at Th’ Owd Barn in Garstang.

Pauline Kieran

Thanks Pauline. If anyone has any pictures of the day send them to me and I will add them to the blog.


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