: Things Behind Ings
was our next target as a start point for
another GLW. The trouble is the A591.
To perform a circuit to the south would
involve a lengthy stretch along what has
become a busy road despite Lockdown. The
solution was to go north in order to go
crossed the A591 we took the road up to
Broadgate Farm. We enjoyed the
views east to Reston Scar.....
and north to Sour Howes and Sallows.....
then turned south at Mislet- a rather fine
house. Further down, at Heaning we
would take the bridle path that lead down
to the A591 and a direct crossing to where
we wanted to be.
is the site of the Windermere Lake Cruises'
repair depot and Google Earth gave the impression
of it being an interesting place to pass,
having various boats to be seen in the yard.
What hadn’t dawned on me was that
was a working week activity and that on
Saturday the workshop would be closed and
all the boats put away. Or maybe with
the current lack of activity on the lake
there is no work currently needing to be
done. Either way, there was nothing
to see except an old tin-roofed building
that might have been a croft or stable boy's
dwelling at one time.
of the A591 was a somewhat different matter.
This very minor road we remembered from
a night many years ago when we used it,
somewhat unsuccessfully, as a would-be detour
to avoid a lengthy traffic hold-up. I
remember having to stop and open many gates.
Now several have cattle grids have
appeared but there are still a few gates,
not that this deterred us when on foot apart
from the worry of picking up something nasty
from the latches.
before the railway bridge we found a grassy
knoll to have our butties and enjoy the
panorama. The high cloud made an interesting
display whilst more lurked amongst the hills.
was Blackmoss, a large cattery with only
one cat in it. Another C-19 hit business.
we reached Whasdike, a “Full Circle Retreat”
specialising in the use of Clydesdale horse
as part of the therapy. For similar
reasons to the cattery, we didn’t really
expect to see anything but our timing was
perfect. As we passed, three splendid
Clydesdales were being ridden back to the
Yews we left the road and took a pleasant
path across fields to re-join the road,
thereby saving half a mile of hard surface.
Sallows and Sour Hows reappeared,
this time accompanied by the Kentmere fells.
we passed back under the railway and into
Ings where we decided to have a quick exploration
(it is only tiny) before returning to the
had only seen a handful people all day.
was another Great Little Walk and has encouraged
us to seek out further paths in this relatively
Saturday 20th March 2012
miles, 398 feet