Silverdale (4)


At long last, this is the final set of pics from this holiday. (Also available: part 1, part 2, and part 3.)

Wednesday morning

Tree on the clifftop walk into town.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′13″N 2°49′57″W
Reflection on front window of Bay View.
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′36″N 2°49′53″W

Somebody (Anne, I think) was visiting just for the day. Ian led a walk with her (and us) up to the Pepperpot.

Rain approaching over the bay.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′40″N 2°49′36″W
Lightning conductor: ‘I ♥️ Litil * Bear - Jack 14’ (possibly).
1/1000 at f2.8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′40″N 2°49′36″W

The rain stopped as quickly as it had started, and we took a quick look at the cove.

And climbed up into the cave again.
1/2000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′20″N 2°50′4″W

Wednesday afternoon

After lunch, Ian led a longer walk out to Jenny Brown’s Point, but by a different route than last time.

Rock pavement running up the hillside.
1/30 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′37″N 2°48′43″W
Embankment for land drainage, looking across damp fields toward the bay.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′25″N 2°48′47″W
Stream bed.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′21″N 2°48′54″W
Dead tree.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′17″N 2°49′4″W
Stream running through sands.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′15″N 2°49′13″W
Sun rays across bay.
1/2000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′20″N 2°50′2″W


We set off early for a long circular walk, first taking a different route to Arnside.

Arnside Tower.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′3″N 2°49′50″W
Tree house (tree shed?).
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′6″N 2°49′55″W
Farm building with Arnside Knott in background.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′7″N 2°49′55″W
Boat in front of Arnside railway viaduct.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°12′2″N 2°50′16″W
Self-portrait with flag (at end of Arnside pier).
1/250 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°12′8″N 2°50′8″W

Then we headed across the railway on a footpath that led to another tower building (which turned out to be less impressive) .

Squashed shed on the way.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′56″N 2°49′4″W
Farm building.
1/1000 at f4, 23mm, ISO200 54°12′6″N 2°48′11″W

We walked along a long bridleway and a farm lane. Our plan was to enter a woodland area marked as a nature reserve. It turned out to be substantially harder to find an entrance than we had expected, and we had to walk quite a way around it on a road before finally getting into the woods.

1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′4″N 2°48′2″W
Light on a stream.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°11′2″N 2°47′59″W
Rocks on a slope.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′41″N 2°46′45″W
Poacher Watch Area.
1/1000 at f4, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′41″N 2°46′36″W

After leaving the nature reserve, we decided to climb a nearby hill on the marked footpath.

Signpost to Silverdale Road.
1/30 at f2.8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′39″N 2°46′11″W
Tree and rock.
1/125 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′27″N 2°46′5″W

We didn’t get a view from the top - there’s no break in the trees. Heading down the other side, we tried to find a pond that was marked on the map. But when we got there, it was significantly lacking in water - more of a clearing than a pond.

Trees by ex-pond.
1/30 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′4″N 2°46′15″W
Large barn by Leighton Hall farm.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°9′57″N 2°47′9″W

The last part of the walk back into Silverdale was on the path across Leighton Moss, which is a wetland area (once drained as farmland, but not since 1918) and an RSPB bird reserve.

Narrow view from path.
1/1000 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′3″N 2°47′30″W
Lake view including some birds (ducks and coots, I think).
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′5″N 2°47′35″W

The footpath we had planned to use to return to Silverdale was closed off, apparently because there’s a rail crossing where authorities are trying to remove the right of way. So we again had to walk along the road further than intended.

Allotments and gas tanks.
1/500 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′13″N 2°47′55″W

Walking across Silverdale, we passed another ‘well’ (which I think means we saw the full set).

Channel from well.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′9″N 2°48′42″W
Discount fence.
1/125 at f2.8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′3″N 2°48′47″W

Thursday evening

As it was the final day, we went for a last look at the cove.

Old metal pole.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′14″N 2°50′3″W
Moon above the cliff.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′14″N 2°50′3″W
View northwest.
1/60 at f8, 23mm, ISO200 54°10′15″N 2°50′3″W

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