Wednesday, 24th February 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Much Hoole Moss Houses, Much Hoole Moss, Little Hoole Moss, Little Hoole Moss Houses
Start Point: The Fox Cub, Much Hoole Grid Reference: SD 476 236
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: Nil
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Cold and overcast with a light breeze. The sun made an appearance around noon.
Comments: This walk filled a blank space in the programme of walks and because of a lack of time was not surveyed. However, the leader led the party of sixteen over fields and tracks for five and a half miles without mishap, apart from one young lady who dived into some mud. Heavy overnight rain on partially frozen fields created muddy conditions and was hard work for the leg muscles. At one point a path found to be suitable on the previous day had become flooded overnight because of overflowing highway ditches. The matter was reported to Lancashire County Council, as was the case of a rotted sign post. In a wood on the route was a “Paintball” activity centre, fortunately no one wished to play. The area in which the walk took place is very flat and has dark fertile soil in which crops such as winter wheat, cabbage and broccoli could be seen. Returning to the Fox Cub the group enjoyed a well earned meal.

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Gate on Twenty Acre Lane

 

A muddy Twenty Acre Lane

 

One of two metal stiles on the route

 

One morass of many

 

A group of stile and bridge hoppers

 

Snack time on the Flatlands

 

Joan, 'walking the plank'

 

Part of the obstacle course

 

Ruinous - the building, not the people

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