Wednesday, 7th October 2009




Walk: Leighton Hall, Leighton Moss, Trowbarrow Quarry via the Trough (permissive path), Yealand Hall Allotment, Yealand Storrs. Yealand Hall and Cringlebarrow Wood
Start Point: The New Inn, Yealand Conyers Grid Reference: SD 504 748
Distance: 5.7 miles Ascent: 300 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Bright and sunny
Comments: Leighton Hall is the home of the furniture making Gillow family. The Trough is an interesting path, well named, in a gully with sheer limestone walls. It leads into Trowbarrow Quarry which is a nature reserve. It is well worth a visit. The method of making Quarrite, a tarred paving stone, was developed at the quarry and it was used for Blackpool Promenade. Though it may be possible to walk the full length of the Trough it would be a scramble and not suitable for a group.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Terry's talk - before we start


A water feature with a difference


On the way to Summerhouse Hill


A panorama of Leighton Hall and Grange


Leighton Hall


Bird sanctuary at Leighton Moss


Fungi at Trawbarrow


Woodland path


Trowbarrow Nature Reserve . . .


where we take a break . . .


and Elizabeth tells the tale of the missing stick


Trowbarrow Quarry


Rose hips


A sunny glade


Limestone outcrop


More fungi


A 'people jam' at a stile . . .


a leafy track - signs of Autumn . . .


and another 'people jan'


Funny mushrooms!


Wending our way through the woodland


A distant Farleton Knott


More signs of Autumn


Our destination

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