Burton in Kendal 

 

March's coach ramble took us to Burton in Kendal.  Peter Wilson led a party of 31 on the 8 mile walk towards Hutton Roof.  At first rain threatened to spoil the day but it soon cleared.  However the climb up Slape Lane to Burton Fell was exceptionally muddy.  The sun came out and we were able to enjoy the views towrds the Pennines and Ingleborough as we ate lunch on Hutton Roof Crags.  Two stretches of steep downhill into Hutton Roof proved to be very slippery and several members stumbled, but fortunately no one was injured.  To avoid a long stretch of road walking Peter led us through overgrown woodland back to Burton after a very muddy walk.

Frank Atherton led 20 on a 5 mile walk from Burton along the disused Lancaster Canal, past the village of Holme Mills.  We crossed Clawthorpe estate and passed the edge of Burton Fell to walk down the very muddy Slape Lane back into Burton.  We all had to remove our muddy boots before entering the pub in our stockinged feet.