|Walk:||Lower Lickhurst, Waddacre Scout Camp, Bleasdale Church (St Eadmer’s), Bleasdale Tower, Broadgate Wood, Huds Brook Plantation, Butt Hill, Clarkson’s Farm and River Brock.|
|Start Point:||Brock Valley Car Park (Brock Mill)||Grid Reference:||SD 548 430|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||856 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast with some outbreaks of watery sunshine and a slight cool breeze. A little wet under foot!|
Leaving the car
park behind, the group of eighteen headed for Lower Lickhurst,
first passing through a snowdrop covered woodland on the way.
Turning left the group passed Middle Lickhurst on the way to
Snape Rake Lane. Higher Lickhurst is not far away but was not on
the route. Snape Rake Lane is possibly a one time Roman
Road. Passing Waddacre Scout Camp the route continued to Wood
Top Farm before descending to the River Brock via the Scout
Chapel. The scout’s archery range made a comfortable resting
place for elevenses. Here, the leader pretended to be William
Tell and others aimed mock bows at him. It’s a good job they
didn’t realise how muddy the walk was going to be, or it might
have been for real. The party left the wooded riverside after a
short distance to emerge into open fields with views of Beacon
Fell, Parlick and Fairsnape, the latter two having a sprinkling
of snow on top! Taking a private estate road the party passed
recently planted areas of young trees. Each area of woodland, it
is said, is named after the farmer's daughters. More about Lower
Fairsnape Farm can be found at,
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Norman gathers his troops
Snowdrops in the woods as we leave the car park
We are in for a bit of scouting
The Scouts' Chapel
It's coffee time . . .
with Norman Tell . . .
in the camp
We leave Waddecar
Mind your head Bob
A new wood named after the planter's wife
Still some snow on Fair Snape
Friendship . . .
at Bleasdale School
St. Eadmer's Church . . .
is worth a visit . . .
at Admarsh in Bleasdale
Old packhorse bridge at Brooks
Oooh! I have to stand here in all weathers
Bleasdale Tower . . .
with a fine view of Beacon Fell
Leaving Broadgate Wood after lunch
Regrouping before we . . .
return along the River Brock.
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