Hest Bank Shore and Canal Day Walk
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Join Stephen on a 9.5 mile walk in and around the coastal village of Hest Bank in North Lancashire . This is a variation on one that used to start from Carnforth. Starting at a new location now as parking is much better.
Highlights of the walk will be
- Walking up the coastal path with views across Morecambe Bay
- We will pass the memorial to the Cockle pickers who perished some years ago
- Then up the Lancaster Canal for a while with a meander around Mount Pleasant , a little hamlet on the hill.
- Picking up the Lancaster Canal again to head south with views across to the Lake District
- Wandering through the Morecambe suburb of Bare
- With an amble through Happy Mount Park
- Picking up the coastal path back along the beach to Hest Bank
- We will finish with a drink up at the Hest Bank pub , a short distance away from the car park.
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What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Bring food for lunch and some water , there is no where to purchase food