Scout Scar and Sizergh Day Walk - new date
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- Date has changed from 13/01/2024 to 27/01/2024
- Those on main list have been messaged.
- Those on wait list will be messaged separately
Join Stephen on an 8 mile walk in and around Sizergh in South Cumbria.
Highlights of the walk will be -
- Walking in the grounds of Sizergh Castle, originally a Pele Tower that a place of refuge when marauding Scots when in the area
- Past Holeslack Farm , part of the Sizergh Estate
- We will pass Helsington Church then the views starts
- We will start to walk along the ridge of Scout Scar
- Hopefully see all the fells of Lake District
- Venture to the Mushroom a shelter with magnificent views up the Lyth valley and across to the Howgills. We will have our lunch there.
- We will then go back along the Scar heading past Sizergh Castle again
- Then finish at the Sizergh Castle Cafe or The Stricklands Arms for post walk drinks
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What to bring
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 some food for lunch and plenty of water