26th December 2011: Boxing Day Walk around the Silverdale Area.

Christmas Cow in a garden on the Row.

Don and Fred on the footpath across Silverdale Golf Course.

The cake photo at the cafe at Leighton Moss Visitor Centre.

Reflections at a pond at Leighton Moss Visitor Centre.

A view looking across the fields towards Leighton Moss.

Heading up the footpath towards Trowbarrow nature reserve.

The gate in the wall.

The information Point.

A view of the nature rerserve.

Heading along the road towards Hawes Water.

A view looking across Hawes Water.

The pack lunch.

Winter Bark colour.

Looking back towards Hawes Water as followed the footpath towards Waterslack.


Heading through Eaves Wood.


A view of the Pepper Pot.

A Jubilee Monument.

Another view of the Pepper Pot.

More Winter Bark Colour in Eaves Wood.

Following the footpath back through Eaves Wood back to the car park.

More winter colour.

Walk Report by Simeon Orme

The annual Boxing Day walk was not that well support as it was listed on two cycling clubs runs list which bit of shame when most cyclists who live in the North Lancashire and South East Cumbria spend most year riding through the area and don’t get off the bike to have look around the area on two feet, as the Silverdale and Arnside is area for walking in and not really area for off-road cycle touring or mountain biking due to lack of bridleways in the area.

Anyway getting back to the walk, we had three wise men out on the walk, these being Fred Lloyd, Don Dalton and Ray Moss, then me and Pat Lloyd (who my mother). So once we finish chatting at the car park at Eaves Wood we headed along The Row towards Silverdale Golf Course, then followed the footpath across the golf course to Silverdale Railway Station where we walk along the road to Leighton Moss Visitor Centre for brew in the cafe which is open on Boxing Days which is one reasons why we have the Boxing Day Walk in this area in each year.

After our brew stop, there a little bit road work before followed the foot path up to Trowbarrow Nature Reserve which worth stopping to look at! After spending a few minutes looking at the view we then followed the footpath down to Red Bridge where we followed the road down to Hawes Water where we followed the footpath around the tarn, stopping part way around for lunch.

After lunch we continue on the footpaths around Hawes Water and then head towards Waterslack. After walking through Waterslack, we followed several footpaths through Eaves Wood up to Pepper Pot to look at view before walking back to the cars at the car park.

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