Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Whitbarrow - Marilyn Number 1493

The size of Whitbarrow's summit cairn belies the small stature of this 215 metre hillock. However, it's a favourite walk of mine - a 9km circuit from Raven's Lodge.

Rawsons Farm had been newly painted, the woodland path wasn't too muddy, and more Harebells mingled with sundry thistles guided us over a broad limestone pavement to M2's fourth 'new' Marilyn of the day.

Soon afterwards an icy squall lashed down as we proceeded along the pleasant pavement, making the last half kilometre down a sloping quarry floor somewhat slippery.

By then it was nearly dark, so we took a two minute drive to the fleshpots of a nearby hostelry.

All in all, an excellent day out!

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1 comment:

Sir Hugh said...

Whitbarrow is an all time favourite of mine, only twenty minutes from home. I have lost count of how many times I have walked and, in previous times, run round my usual six mile circuit. This is where I go when I want to blow the cobwebs away.

Do you know about the little café at SD 444 848 where you help yourself and put money in an envelope through the letter box of a nearby cottage?