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Up on our local hill, Warton Crag, there were some ominous-looking clouds looming overhead on Wednesday. Fortunately, nothing came out of them, the sun shone and lots of early wild flowers were visible showing that Spring is definitely under way.
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Winter - not quite done yet?
It felt that way at the weekend down on the Silverdale shore. A keen wind was blowing in off the Bay but the wild daffodils were making a brave show of it. It was surprising to see them there on open grassland above the cliffs, exposed to the elements. Especially as we hadn't seen any in the woods inland.
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On Sunday
it felt truly Spring-like during a walk above fabulous Langdale and the Vale of Grasmere in the Lake District. It's the first walk this year where no-one had a coat on (except the Herdwick sheep!). Let's hope it stays mild for the arrival of lambs any time soon.
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Great Langdale
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One benefit of the recent mild weather is the chance to enjoy our coast without having to don winter clothing. Others were out the other day enjoying the far-reaching views over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District mountains. Then again, those winter storms were quite spectacular!
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Has Spring 'sprung'?
Signs are apparent - day temperatures above 10 degrees several times this week, no windscreen scraping in the morning and these lovely crocuses seen recently in woodland of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Woodland crocuses
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On Monday, the air was so clear that the views from Warton Crag, our local hill were fantastic all round. Even Skiddaw, a mountain over 60km away on the far side of the Lake District was visible as a snowy dome.
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Warton Crag views
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Hutton Roof - where?
Neither in the Yorkshire Dales National Park nor the Lake District, a limestone wonderland with fabulous views of both. We love walking there at any time of year - this was last weekend.
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Hutton Roof
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A promenade at Morecambe
On Tuesday evening we sauntered (not too long, it was freezing!) along the promenade at Morecambe. The sunsets over Morecambe Bay are renowned far and wide and today's was no exception. Eric's statue (of Morecambe and Wise fame) and the Stone Jetty sculptures are favourite subjects of ours.
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It was worth being up and about before sunrise this morning. The dawn skies over Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park were spectacular!
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Dawn over Ingleborough
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Wonderful Whitbarrow
On a recent walk over Whitbarrow (popular with our South Lakeland guests) we were blessed with cool, clear conditions. It's a relatively low hill but far enough removed from the high mountains to afford fabulous views. The underlying rock is limestone too, so the walking is mostly dry and firm underfoot.
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Whitbarrow walk
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