Thursday 7 February 2019

Hampsfell....By Train!

Another day with only the afternoon available for a walk. As I'd already been driving in the morning iIdecided to take advantage of the train across the bay. Having parked in Arnside which is really handy for home, I caught the train to Grange-over-Sands for the princely sum of £1.65 return. Ahhh the benefits of the senior railcard! Off  went up Windermere road to enter Eggerslack Wood.

As I headed North through the wood I crossed this stream which had some equipment installed to monitor the strength of the spring I would guess...perhaps giving an early warning to the unfortunate folk who seem to be getting flooded on a far more regular basis.

Once out  of the wood a bridleway leads past High Hampsfield Farm, I then passed this well preserved limekiln.

I then had to climb back over Hampsfell, it was rather breezy and showers were being driven in from the west. Just as I'd found this sheltered spot for a brew and buttie the rainbow appeared over to the East.

No walk on Hampsfell is compete without visiting the Hospice, it was a wild spot today though.

I climbed to the top, the view up into the Lakes showed that the coastal areas were a better bet today.

It was downhill all the way back to the station, and only a short wait for the train back to Arnside.
A bit of a change for me to use the train, an enjoyable afternoon out.


  1. That equipment wasn’t there when Sheila and passed in October 2018. Great view from up there. I think you did the right thing, it was wild here not good for the higher fells. We did a low level Lorton lanes walk. Not interesting enough to blog about. And today, I’m not even venturing to the car. Just checked my anemometer and it’s gusting 60mph.

    1. The equipment all looked new, anything that helps the folk lower down Windermere Road has got to be good.
      Glad you were able to get out, albeit lower down. It was wild and wet as I walked from the car to work in Kendal this morning...lovely afternoon tho.