6th August -- Barbon, Cumbria
Weather mild, overcast with sunny intervals. Threatened rain held off till mid afternoon.
All walks were circular starting from the layby just outside the village, a longer step than usual from the very welcoming Barbon Inn.
Through the village.. past the church (where the C walk turned south)..
A little further on the A and B walks parted company

The A walk heading up to Castle Knott, Calf Top back down into the Lune Valley then back to pub at start
The long grassy ridge above Barbon Dale, leading to Calf Top Nancy gets excited as cake time approaches
Focus was on the cake
Nancy looks like she means business Top of the Hill Looms
High Point- Calf Top
Sedburgh and the Howgills
Lunch on a slope with a posh cup

The B walk starts climbing up by Barbon Beck then turning southwards at Blindbeck Bridge and climbing to the top of Casterton Fell then dropping down into Casterton and back up the Lune Valley to Barbon.
Through the woods
along Barbon Beck to Blindbeck Bridge
View up the dale towards Calf Top Breather by Bullpot Farm potholing centre
The Lake District Hills in the distance Detour to top of Casterton Fell
A Green Lane provides a sheltered picnic spot
View across Lune Valley to Kirby Lonsdale The first of Andy Goldsworthy's sheep pen structures
there were more
Rain beginning to threaten
How to be happy in the rain: get an umbrella!

The C walk headed through Barbon and then turned south below Barbon Fell along the way searching for sculptures by Andy Goldsworth. We then turned west towards Kirkby Lonsdale and High Casterton. Passing Casterton Golf Club and the north past Casterton School up to Beckfoot and through Kirby Lonsdale Golf Course back to Hodge Bridge and the coach.
It's called a squeeze stile for a reason. The chairman supervises
IMG_1829-j25 2k Underwhelmed by the sculpture
Some boggy parts. Lunch break.
King of the castle
It was such a tiring walk!

And finally...
a choice of the "Church Mouse" tearoom and the Barbon Inn

Photos by Phil Cunningham, John Hodgson, Rick Moxon and Lindsay Page