Leck

Friday 19 April. Just me plus two for today’s 7.5 mile walk with 1,360ft of ascent starting from Leck. The wind had dropped to a light breeze making this walk all the more enjoyable. We followed the course of Leck Beck to Ease Kirk Gill where, miraculously, the stream ran dry and must have gone underground as often happens in this limestone country.

From here we made the turn for home by beating our way through heather on open moorland without any definitive path. Eventually we came to a broken wall near Big Meanie Pot where we had lunch in the sunshine. We then visited a number of other pot holes as well as Rumbling Hole. Each of them seemed to have a tree growing out of their caverns. From our viewpoint at lunch we could see Heysham powerstation (18 miles away), Morecambe Bay and further north, the Coniston fells.

The last leg of the walk was 2½ miles down the road back to Leck.

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