Height: 203 metres / 666 feet Grid reference: SD 44184 87052 Category: The Outlying Fells
Start point: Mill Side (NY 449 841)
Mill Side – Whitbarrow Scar – Lord’s Seat (OF) – Bell Rake – Witherslack Hall – Beck Head – Mill Side
Weather: Sunny intervals, cold wind.
Today’s walk follows Wainwright’s Whitbarrow chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 36. Whitbarrow is an abrupt ridge of limestone, being one bank of an ancient sea inlet, the other bank being Scout Scar running parallel to it. The valley in between these two scars is the Lyth Valley.
“The walk described is the most beautiful in this book; beautiful it is every step of the way.” – AW, The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.