Lowick High Common

Start point: Parkgate (SD 271 842)

Lowick High Common (Kirkby Moor)

Distance: 2 miles     Total Ascent: 160 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Sunny and warm. 23oC.

It was a day of contrasts today – yesterday I was at the northernmost reach of the Lake District National Park in wind and rain, today I was just beyond the southern boundary in hot sunshine. Lowick High Common is more commonly called Kirkby Moor and the summit is classed as a ‘Marilyn’. There are lots of windmills on top of Kirkby Moor and there is still a working slate quarry. It was a shame about the haziness though as it spoilt the views a little.

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