Arnside Knott Sunset

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I was watching a tree-creeper, in characteristic fashion, head down, tail pointing skyward, circling a tree trunk. The tree-creeper that is, not me, obviously. It wouldn’t keep still long enough for me to get it framed in my viewfinder, so when I heard an outbreak of shushing and comedy stage-whispers behind me, I wasn’t unduly upset. I had managed to catch an image of this marsh tit before they walked past anyway.

The noises-off emanated from a largish party of walkers, who, judging by their accents, had escaped for a beano from somewhere on Merseyside.

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Here they are enjoying Arnside Tower.

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This was a Sunday afternoon, post-sporting fixture jaunt. The day before we’d been back on Warton Crag in the afternoon with some good friends, but it was a very grey day, so I’ve arbitrarily decided to skip that walk and post this one instead.

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On this occasion, I was on my own and walked round the coast into the Kent Estuary and then to White Creek, from where I climbed up through the woods to Heathwaite.

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By now the sun was low in the sky….

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…and was bathing everything in a lovely golden light.

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Heathwaite.

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Looking along the coast back towards Silverdale.

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It was my intention to arrive at the toposcope close to the top of Arnside Knott just as the sun was setting.

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There were a few people about, enjoying the views.

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And why not?

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Arnside Knott Sunset

8 thoughts on “Arnside Knott Sunset

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      It was a good one. We’ve had a few recently, although, sadly, some of those I’ve seen through a window at work.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Thanks for the link, I enjoyed reliving that through your post. On no – I already spend far too much time trawling back through my old posts – it’s never occurred to me flick through your archives from time to time. Until now.

      Sunsets are definitely going to be 2015’s thing. And robins. And unexpectedly coming into a fortune and becoming a man of leisure.

      I can dream.

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