Sunday, 29th November 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Hackensall Hall, Parrox Hall, Winmore Fold and Tongues Farm
Start Point: Knott End Ferry car park Grid Reference: SD 464 884
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.5 hours    
Weather: Wet and windy
Comments: Due to the bad weather some walkers decided to go home but 4 of us set off over the golf course to Hackensall Hall, probably named from a Viking 'Hakon'. The present house is more or less as it was built in 1657. Following farm tracks to cross the old railway track we approached Parrox Hall which had been inherited by the same family since 1456. The name of the owners has changed due to marriage but the Elletsons have been there since 1686.
After crossing the main road we 'meandered' around to arrive at Winmore Fold and then moved on to Tongues Farm, passing a duck breeding station - Christmas Dinner! The path led on towards the sea but before reaching the coastal path it was necessary to negotiate a very muddy field with pigs and various 'fowl' routing around. Fortunately it wasn't too far and we gained the coastal path to return on a good surface back to Knott End just as it was getting dark.

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