409 Fairy Steps

Do you remember how Winnie The Pooh got stuck down Rabbit's burrow because he was too fat after dinner to get out again? Well the moral is, when visiting Fairy Steps be sure and have your picnic at the top. This narrow cleft in the limestone cliff is fun for children and adults alike and, having struggled up, you look across the Kent estuary to the distant Lakeland Fells. Here among mossy woodland, limestone pavements and fern-cloaked glades is the perfect spot for "Just resting and thinking and humming to myself".

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LOCATION: Two miles south-west of Milnthorpe
START: Turn left off B5782 at Sandside & drive through Storth village, past the War Memorial. Park on Storth Rd beyond Primary School.
Grid ref: SD475802 Postcode: LA7 7HQ
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes,South East Landranger 97
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Whin Scar, Hazelslack, Beetham

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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