Sunday, 15th June 2008

             

         

 

Walk: Delamere Forest - Hunger Hill, Hatch Mere, Flaxmere, Hart Hill, Blakemere Moss, Woodside, Ark Wood
Start Point: Bams Bridge car park, Ashton Road Grid Reference: ?? 542 715
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 700 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Cool and cloudy with a smidgen of rain then clearing later to warm and sunny.
Comments: Seven of us skirted Blakemere before turning North to circumnavigate Hatch Mere.  After a morning break at a picnic site we passed Flaxmere on our left, joined the “Delamere Way” and traversed Hart Hill. We re-entered Delamere Forest, headed for the south side of Blakemere Moss and had lunch. Later we passed the “Go Ape” centre but no one volunteered to climb the trees.  After following the “Baker Way” and part of the “Sandstone Trail” we headed for Woodside on country lanes via Brine’s Brow.  We had a break at a picnic site at the bottom of Brine’s Brow where Irises grew at the side of a pond.  One reaching a railway we tramped across maize fields to reach the top end of Ark Wood.  Here we were delayed by a fledgling Crow that insisted on showing us the route.  At a stile the crow sent us off in the direction of Delamere Forrest and the “Sandstone Trail” which we followed, in part, to reach the start point.

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Setting off

 

Ernie spots a bird of prey . . .

 

then takes the lead . . .

 

but bypasses the trees . . .

 

at the Go Ape Centre!

 

On the Baker Way

 

A bit of a climb

 

Afternoon break at Woodside Picnic Site

 

Young crow

 

Still in the woods . . .

 

with Brian and Beryl

 

Now where is the sign for the cars?

 

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