Wednesday, 4th August 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Blackmoss House (Ferrariís), Blackmoss Farm, Hesketh End, Mill Lane, Crow Trees Barn, Gib Hey, Elmridge, Gill Bridge (over River Loud), Withinreap Farm, High Cockleach and Derby Arms.
Start Point: Derby Arms at Thornton-with-Wheatley Grid Reference: SD 605 393
Distance: 5.8 miles Ascent: 350 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: A dry start and end but showers in-between.
Comments: This was another of Pamís Promenades and started from the Derby Arms at Thornley-with-Wheatley, near Longridge. The Derby Arms dates back to the 18th century. Twenty eight people joined Pam on her promenade through the meadows, farm yards and woodlands in a generally level area between Parlick Fell and Longridge Fell. The majority of the walk was over reasonable tracks and lanes with a few rain washed meadows along the way. Leaving the pub the route took us over the River Loud at Blackmoss House or Ferrariís Restaurant and followed tracks and field paths to Hesketh Lane and then Mill Lane. Leaving Mill Lane the party headed for Crow Trees Farm/Barn and then Gib Hey. Shortly after Gib Hey there was an encounter with a few Gorse bushes as prophesised by Pam earlier but no one came to any harm. Upon reaching a lane that led back to the pub the group set off in that direction but then left the lane to skirt around Withinreap Farm on field paths to the Longridge/Chipping road. After a short walk along the road we arrived back at the Derby Arms for lunch. Pamela chose well, the food and service was excellent. Thank you Pam for a lovely walk!
N.B. The Derby Arms provide details of short walks in the locality.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Pam and her flock depart the Derby Arms

 

Too early in the day for an ice cream

 

A bridge over the River Loud at Blackmoss House (Ferrari's)

 

Parlick and Wolf Fell look inviting . . .

 

as does Longridge Fell

 

One of the many meadows

 

Leaving a field of stubble

 

Another view of Longridge Fell

 

An impressive name plate

 

A break for coffee, etc

 

Woodland nymphs

 

Mature Hoodies - Question Mark

 

The Derby Arms at Thornley-with-Wheatley

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