4th March -- Arnside, Cumbria
The Beast from the East forced us to change the venue but the the Best from the West weren't to be beaten; they chose the best of the West walking venue. Arnside proved a great choice, the weather turned out much better than expected with no more than a little light rain and even some sunshine. Nothing could beat having our packed lunches sitting on the benches next to the beach overlooking high tide on Morecambe Bay (for the B walkers). Everybody said how good a day it turned out to be with après-walking rehydration stations The Albion, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks and various tea and coffee shops.
The C walk started westwards along the front to Grubbins then up to Dobsall Woods and The Knott. Over to Far Arnside and Elmslack. Lunch was enjoyed at The Pepper Pot on King Williams Hill before decending to Arnside Tower. From there, we walked Middlebarrow Wood toward Silverdale Moss and followed the rail path back to Arnside.
The Kent viaduct, carrying the railway over Milnthorp Sands
Silverdale from Arnside Knott
along the lane to Elmslack
Climbing through Eaves Wood to..
..the "pepperpot", built in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. Looking South from the pepperpot
Arnside Tower
Rick and David pretending to be old
Shepherd's Delight Grandfather. Clock.

The B walk starts with a modest climb up to the local viewpoint of Arnside Knott, then onto Arnside Tower (remains of C14 Pele tower built to keep away the invading Scots). The second modest climb takes us to another local landmark 'The Pepper Pot' beyond that we enter Silverdale, eating our sandwiches by the side of Morecambe Bay. The track on the return journey follows the coast and the beach.
B walk at the pepperpot Silverdale shoreside
Lunch at high tide

The A team walked from Carnforth through Warton, over Wartons Crag down to Jenny Browns Point, onto Silverdale for lunch on the beach, then through Eaves Wood to Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott then down to the coast again into Arnside.
Through woods over Warton Crag
Causeway over Leighton Moss
Chimney near Jenny Brown's Point (see "The mystery at Jenny Brown's Point" and "Investigating Jenny Brown's Point")
Along the coast path
Jack Scout cliffs
Jack Scout Limekiln
Lunch at Silverdale
Nice moves Linda, but that's a rubbish partner..
Arnside Tower Some history
Arnside Knott
"You take the dry road.."
Joining the B party on the final stretch

And finally...

Photos by Phil Cunningham, Derek Hesketh, Bob Jackson, Sue Lewis and David Whitehurst