It was a beautiful sunny day with a brisk north westerly wind so we decided a low level walk would be preferable. The tide was out for the next few hours so we set out to walk around Blackstone point. We started out at the Ship Inn at Sandside walking west to Arnside via the abandoned railway line, this was easy going in our Discover shoes. We arrived at Arnside via the railway station and decided to have lunch at the Albion.
We set off for the walk proper following the coastal path to Blackstone point. This is easy a first but turns into loose rocks and screw as you approach the point. Our Discover shoes came into their own; the Vibram Sphike soles gave sure footed grip thanks to the XS-TREK rubber compound.
The STABILITY-CRADLE of Discover kept us upright and protected our ankles over the rough terrain. Once around the point the going got much easier as scree gave way to the wide open sands of Morecombe bay and we could pick up the pace around Park Point to Far Arnside. At this point we left the beach and the wind to cut across country back towards Storth. A short stretch of road leads through Holgates Caravan Park to Arnside Tower (pictured) and through Middlebarrow Wood to the railway line.
We followed the Railway to Black Dyke. Here we crossed under the line and headed through the valley towards Hazelslack Tower (another ruined medieval tower) a gentle walk up hill through wood lined fields brought us back into Storth. We had a great day and didn’t feel the distance thanks to our footwear. Thank you Grub's boots even Daisy the cocker enjoyed it!