The April Ramble – Capernwray and the River Keer

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For this months walk, we had a new leader. Veronica was in charge, a case of, “Chic power”.

Starting from Carnforth, we entered the Lancaster Canal and headed north under a hot sun, clear in all directions. To the west, the splendid sight of Warton Crag came into view and as we walked along the tow path, we passed some impressive conversions of farm buildings on the other bank.

Eventually, we arrived at a point where the canal met the river Keer. Here is to be found a interesting aqueduct, designed by John Rennie.

Leaving the canal at this point, we now followed the river Keer, walking through fields, passing under a imposing railway viaduct, to Upper Keer Bridge. Crossing a road hear, we now followed the right bank of the river and eventually arrived at the Pine Lake Resort. We thought that a seat by the lake could provide a excellent lunch stop, but being on private land, we moved on to find a bench by the A6.

The next part of the walk took us along a narrow, but busy lane to the pleasant village of Warton. This village has historical family associations with George Washington and the house where the family used to live prior to their emigration to the American colonies often flies the Stars and Stripes on the flagpole.

A pleasant path now took us through fields to Carnforth, again crossing the River Keer, which now enters mud flats and out to the sea at Morecambe Bay. A short walk through the town then took us back to our cars.

An excellent, well led walk and a very pleasant day.

Linda & Eddie Grange

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