A hot Saturday afternoon, towards the end of April. TBH and I escaped for a short stroll around the Winster valley.
Raven’s Barrow isn’t really a summit, just a bump on the edge of sprawling Cartmel Fell, but it has a huge cairn (with a seat built into it) and superb, panoramic views. We found a place to get out of the wind and sat for quite some time. With a brew, of course.
I like the idea of footpath signs with a quote. I always like to know where quotes originate, but couldn’t track this one down. I did find this…
“I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.”
…which seems to be often wrongly attributed to Emerson, but is actually the work of Muriel Strode, ‘the female Walt Whitman’, who I think may repay further investigation.
The bluebells in Cowclose Wood were fantastic. I’m afraid, as usual, my photos don’t begin to do them justice.
Pool Bank is a tiny hamlet, full of charming old buildings.
I think the battery on my phone died at Pool Bank. From there we followed the path through Broomer Dale to near Lobby Bridge, then another path to Scale Hill, then back along the minor lane we had started on.