Instead of driving up along the coast road, the A595, we usually take detours either over Birker Moor or Corney Fell roads where the views can be excellent.
For us, it usually depends on the time of our travel which road we chose because Corney Fell road is the “Rat Run” for Sellafield workers on there way home south.
These people show no respect for other drivers, considering it is a one lane fell road with small passing places. They drive excessively fast and will have you off the road quite easily. They don’t give way when you are going up hill as they should and they basically think it’s their road.
Today being Friday Lunchtime we chose Birker Fell.
The views across the fells to Scafell and Bowfell were worth the detour as the clouds cast wonderful shadows across them.
The Scafell Range
Harter Fell peeking out in the background and Green Crag in the foreground.
Whoever was lucky enough to have chosen today to do the tops were indeed fortunate people. Sheila’s mum had said that visibility had been generally poor all week. So this was the first break in the cloud.
When we arrived in Gosforth we were starving, stomachs were rumbling. Having never tried the lunchtime fish and chips at Gosforth Hall we decided to do just that.
It was great. Fresh fish delivered each day from Whitehaven, a light batter, with chips, peas, bread and butter, tea or coffee. All in £6.95.
Post lunch we needed a walk and as it was so clear decided to go to the coast. If the tide is out then the walking along the sands at Seascale is magnificent with enormous landscape views. Parking the car on the front, the tide was well out.
The light was superb and a photographers heaven. I wish i had brought some filters but never mind, we hadn’t expected to be here.
We had a very nice few hours walk. Hope you like the pics.