Thursday 2nd June 2005
Start point: Corney Fell road
(SD 197 883)
Duddon Iron Furnace and Ash House Standing
Distance: 2 miles
Total Ascent: 140 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: Grey and overcast, 14oC.
There was no chance of any decent views
from anywhere today as it was so grey with lots of low-lying cloud and
plenty of rain about. I ended up having a low level walk from Duddon
Bridge and visited the excellently renovated Duddon Iron Furnace and
walked through ancient woodland to find the Ash House Standing Stones,
one of the many megaliths in the area; the Wordsworth mentioned
Swinside Stone Circle is less than a mile away, as is the
Lacra megalith complex.
The Duddon Iron Furnace and how it used
The business end of the furnace - the
Duddon Iron Furnace.
The charge house on top of the furnace.
Mount Wood - the Ash House Standing
Stones are to the left, out of shot.
The lower reaches of the River Duddon
and the Duddon Estuary from Mount Wood. Select on the image for a large
version of this photo.
One of the Standing Stones (on the
Ash House Standing Stones.
A swim in the River Duddon.
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