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CAMRA Lunesdale


The original idea was to walk from Tewitfield via the New Inn at Yealand to Warton and Carnforth, but the New Inn not having re-opened, we just had a shorter walk from Carnforth to Warton and back. It had been a wet morning, but the rain had ceased, but it a warm and grey day. Two hikers caught the bus 55 from Lancaster to Carnforth. We first called in the Royal Station, where new owner Glen Pearson showed us around the refurbishments taking place, including the new Junction Bar. After a OSB Detention and Oakham Citra, we moved along to the County, another improved pub, we sampled a Dent Aviator and the house beer ‘Provincial Emporium Golden Light Ale’. We walked up to the Taps on the Green, another Provincial pub (the former Cross Keys), but it’s not quite ready for re-opening. We called in the Shovel, which never seems to change, we tried the Wainwright. Along to the Snug, the party tried a selection of beers — Fell Scree, Kirkby Lonsdale Jubilee and Salamander Fairer Than That. We continued across the fields (slight wet towards the end) to Warton, and the Malt Shovel, a good pub which should get more visits and beer scorings., we tried the local OSB Detention and Pennine Festival Fuel. Another pub which never changes is the George Washington, we sampled the Everards Beacon Hill Amber Ale and Oakham Citra. Although the road back from Warton to Carnforth is closed for sewer work, it was still open for walkers. We made our final call at the Nib, very quiet, we had a Cross Bay Halo. Then the bus 55 back to Lancaster.