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Heversham Head

Heversham Head

There is a beautiful walk in the village, up the hill of Heversham Head.  Walk from the cottage door, through the churchyard and follow the path up through farming fields, passing the cute Teddy Bear (Ryelands) sheep on route.  The path climbs steadily all the way to the summit, revealing an ever expanding panorama of mountains and coastline.

Once at the top you are greeted by dramatic views of Lakeland fells, the river Kent snaking down through the glacial plain before opening up into the estuary at Arnside, which is marked by a viaduct that traverses the wide expanse of water between Arnside and Grange-Over-Sands.  On a clear day you can even see as far as the Yorkshire Dales, and the flat mountain top of Ingleborough. A virtual 360 degree panorama. There is a trig point at the summit so that you can identify the peaks of the surrounding hills.

It’s stunning all year round, but my favourite views include snow on the fells and sunset over the estuary.  I love to take a flask of coffee to the top of the hill, then sit on the bench and gaze out over the dramatic scenery.  It only takes about 25 minutes to walk to the top, but it really feels like you’ve been somewhere special. The walk can easily be extended into a loop of around an hour or longer.

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