|Start Point:||Stoops Bridge||Grid Reference:||SD 563 543|
|Weather:||Severe weather conditions with winds forecast up to 80mph and very heavy rainfall with flooding likely|
|Comments:||Three intrepid explorers arrived at the car park after driving along roads littered with fallen leaves and twigs through countless patches of surface water. Parking alongside Tarnbrook Wyre (which leads into the River Wyre) it looked like it would not be long before the river broke its banks to flood the car park! In view of the forecast the leader had brought along a number of options for other walks. Eventually it was decided to head for Scorton with the possibility of a seven mile walk taking in Nicky Nook. However, by the time we reached Scorton the weather had worsened and it was decided to admit defeat and head for home.|
Below are some of the photographs that were taken on the recce
Way-marker alongside Tarnbrook Wyre - possibly under water today!
Heading past Gilberton Farm . . .
on the shooters' track
The group of rocks known as . . .
the Gray Mare and Foal . . .
and the Queen's Chair
Ward's Stone from which the fell is given its name . . .
and the nearby trig point
Zooming in on the wind farm to the north
The shooters' luncheon hut . . .
has a very smart interior
Can we come too?
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