For a change, a walk from the Duddon Valley over the top of the low ridge that
divides it from the Lickle Valley, back to Broughton in Furness.
George at the top of the wall above the road up the Duddon Valley
As we start to ascend, a look past Rawfold farm towards the sea
Duddon Hall on the left; hidden between the trees is Rawfold Bridge across the
George looking cheerful
As we reach the high point, a look up the ridge towards the higher fells
George, with uncanny navigational skills, raced on ahead, turned left, and
waited for me by this subtle stone stile over the wall.
Over the wall, we find newly planted woodland, yet to stifle the thick bracken
that dogs our descent until we reach Croglinhurst Wood.
Looking across the Lickle Valley to the next ridge, rising to Broughton Moor
And from the same point, looking south-east across the bracken to the Duddon
Having crossed the Lickle, where we stopped for a pleasant break by the bridge,
we look back to Bleansley Bank: we crossed at the shallow col and descended
through the bracken and then along the lower edge of the wood
After a difficult passage along the footpath around Hartley Ground, we reach our
second ridge and the descent through the Park into Broughton. A view to the
south-east with Great Burney on
the left and Kirkby Moor on the right.