Sunday, 29th August 2010




Walk: Abbeystead & Dolphinholme
Start Point: Stoops Bridge, Abbeystead Grid Reference: SD 563 543
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,150 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Very wet as we arrived at Abbeystead, but as we set off the sky cleared and the sun appeared and a clear sunny day stayed with us all day.
Comments: After heavy rain right up to the start time, the clouds cleared and the sun came out as 15 of us left the car park at Stoops Bridge. It stayed with us all day as we made our way round to Lentworth Hall, down to Long Bridge over the River Wyre. Along the south side of the Wyre valley to Dolphinholme, before heading south via Coreless Mill where we saw 16 or 17 small pigs running round an electrified area in a field. This gave rise to a discussion as to what the collective noun is for a group of pigs? A herd of cows, a flock of sheep, perhaps a rash(er) of pigs? On past Street and the Wyre Fishing Lakes before turning east and north through the fields and farms that is very much ‘horse territory'. As we progressed to Swainshead Hall and Catshaw Hall, the emphasis was for more cattle. The return was via Cam Clough, Marl House, Hawthornthwaite, and Hinberry Wood and over the Marshaw Wyre back to Stoops Wood.

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We set off in the sunshine


Across meadows to . . .


Lentworth Hall


River Wyre . . .


at Long Bridge


Lower Dolphinholme


Coreless Mill


Who's looking at us little pigs?


Weir at Street Bridge


One of the lakes near Street




A sunny bank for lunch


Exit Hinberry Wood . . .


and over the Marshaw Wyre

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