Sunday, 28th March 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Church, Lentworth House, Long Bridge, Weir, Hinberry Wood, Stoops Bridge, by Abbeystead House, Higher Emmetts, Lower Lee and Grizedale Bridge, Abbeystead Lane, Church
Start Point: Abbeystead Church Grid Reference: SD 551 545
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 250 feet
Time: 3.5 hours    
Weather: Bright with a cold wind
Comments: A good walk, varied scenery and points of interest. A gate made out of tools, differerent types of directional signs and the memorial for the Abbeystead Disaster. The weir is really impressive and so too is Abbeystead House, belonging to the Duke of Westminster. After dropping down to Long Bridge the first half of the walk is level, but there are one or two short climbs on the return (after Abbeystead House)

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Bringing up the rear through Abbeystead churchyard

 

A sign with a difference

 

Down to Long Bridge

 

The gate of tools at Lentworth House

 

A helping hand over one of the many tricky stiles

 

The weir at Abbeystead . . .

 

is amazing

 

The reservoir above the weir

 

Hinberry Wood

 

Dennis making ready for the off after the tea break

 

Towards the Marshaw Wyre

 

Towards Abbeystead House . . .

 

a home for the Duke of Westminster

 

Re-grouping at Higher Emmetts

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