Friday 22 April 2016. The author of today’s walk described it as one of the loveliest walks that he’d done for some time. Well, I would say it was an okay walk but perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the other walks undertaken in the Lake District this week. On a more positive note, I was joined by Jacqui for this 8.7 mile walk from Sizergh Castle. The total ascent was just over 800ft.
The first part of the walk was on tarmac and a little too close to the noisy A591. It improved considerably as we walked through Levans Park where we stopped for coffee beside the River Kent. Oddly both Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle are closed on Friday and Saturday although this didn’t seem to have too much effect on business at the Castle’s café. Levens Hall is famed for its Bagot goats and black deer, both of which were seen on the walk north out of the park.
More road walking took us past Sedgwick and alongside the River Kent. There was a cool wind blowing from the north and we took shelter in the lee of a wall whilst having lunch. After crossing the A591 it wasn’t very far across fields back to Sizergh Castle.