Walk The First: Silverdale Green – Woodwell Clifftop – Hazelwood Hall Grounds – Heald Brow – Jenny Brown’s Point – Jack Scout – Bottom’s Wood – The Lots – The Cove
Last Saturday. When this post is published I will be up to date; a dizzying prospect.
As the title suggests this was a two walk day and both walks took me to Jenny Brown’s Point, although by different routes, the first on my own and the second in company.
It was another good day for bird-watching: just before I took this photo, which looks down an avenue of trees towards Hazelwood Hall, I spotted a woodpecker in a nearby Beech, and as I took it, two Buzzards lifted from one of the trees ahead and circled, the smaller male bird stooping toward the female as they do in their spring display flights.
Warton Crag and the salt marsh from Heald Brow.
The tide was very high and the channels of Quicksand Pool were brim full.
I’ve posted before about the old wharf at Jenny Brown’s Point; boats must once have landed there, but it’s not all that often that I’ve seen the tide high enough to reach it.
Here’s the Robin (again?) which hopped along the path into Jack Scout ahead of me.
I usually assume that a bird which looks as scruffy as this Blue Tit is a juvenile, but it must be too early in the year for that. Is it moulting?
Near Woodwell, two Roe Deer came pelting over a garden wall and raced across the road with a greyhound in half-hearted pursuit.
Walk The Second: Silverdale Green – Clarke’s Lot – Fleagarth Wood – Jenny Brown’s Point – Jack Scout – Bottom’s Wood – Spring Bank
The Howgill Fells – the dusting of snow (just about visible in the first photo at the top of the post) has almost gone.
Arriving home from my first walk, I found that TBH had arranged with some friends a family walk to Jenny Brown’s Point.
It had clouded over considerably since the morning, but it was still a very fine walk.
There’s a way around this mudbath, but the DBs chose to ignore that fact, naturally.
The tide had receded, but left some pools in its wake.
Unlike the Howgills, the Bowland Fells still retained a dusting of snow.
So that’s it – I’m completely up to date. What’s next?