: Levens Hall from Home
19th June 2019
don't know how many times we have walked around the
Deer Park but it came as a bit of a surprise that we
never walked there (and back) from home. At least,
not in the time that Great Little Walks have been recorded
and we can't remember doing so before. So off
we set. GLW1210 had
covered much of the ground but
not from home.
was a lovely day. We walked through Larkrigg to
the old canal tow path.
at the farm, work was taking place on a new track. We
think it is for the horses. Time will tell.
The bluebells were long
finished so we didn't detour through the woods but continued
along the tow path.....
.....straight on to Sedgwick.....
.....shortly after which we
dropped down into the Deer Park, spotting three elusive
deer on the way.
the far end, we crossed the road, into the Hall grounds
and visited the spanking new café.
enjoyed some exotic combination of things from
the Levens garden and castigated me for having nothing
more adventurous than a cheese butty.
made our way back through the deer park on the other
(north) side of the river.
There were no Bagot goats
to be seen and only three more deer. Where were they all?
down to the river, we passed under the motorway. On
the concrete pillar opposite were some strange sections.
We still can't work out if they were some form
of modern art but if not, what had caused them?
Choosing the western bank
and Nanny Pie Lane was probably
a mistake as it meant a lengthy stretch of road walking
with no clear view of the river.
had done so as I had wanted
to cross the river by the suspension footbridge but
with hindsight it would have been a better walk to be
on the east side.
the bridge, we walked alongside the river for a while;
Margaret was hoping to spot a kingfisher but none were
pondered for five seconds whether to continue along by
the river to Hawes Lane and return back through Natland
but a cup of tea was calling so we climbed up through
..... back to our bridle path and home
Wednesday 19th June 2019