The Gait Barrows Nature Reserve is a lovely area within the Arnside and Silverdale AONB, just a few minutes' drive from our house. This Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a couple of hours exploring this unique area with its flora and the underlying limestone pavements, created during the last ice age.
Even on a damp, blustery January day, there are so many interesting things to see. We got back to our starting point just as the weather turned, as the edge of Storm Corrie passed through.
|A fern, thriving in the damp environment|
|Last year's dead ferns - soon this will be a mass of greenery|
|There were plenty of catkins on these hazel bushes|
|Huge boulders brought here and dumped during the last ice age|
|Lush moss and some fungi thriving in the damp|
|Delicate bracket fungus|
|Fungus and moss|
|The approach to Haweswater|
|The climb back from Haweswater as the weather started to turn|