Wednesday, 26th January 2011




Walk: Lea, Ashton, Ingol and Lea Town
Start Point: The Smiths Arms, Lea Town. Grid Reference: SD 476 311
Distance: 5.8 miles Ascent: 125 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Sunny at first and then clouding over with a spot of rain at the end of the walk. A cool slight wind!
Comments: After pre-ordering lunch at The Smiths Arms, the group of forty-one traversed three fields and three stiles before re-entering Darkinson Lane at Lea Town. Continuing down the lane they passed Brewer House Farm before crossing more fields to reach the south side of the Millennium Ribble Link (canal). Turning east they then followed canal, which was formerly part of Savick Brook, to pass under a railway and arrived at a series of locks connecting the Ribble Link to the Lancaster Canal (Preston to Kendal Canal). The group then took to the tow path of the Lancaster Canal and followed it to Lea Lane, Lea Town where a short stretch of road took them to the Smiths Arms.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

The Start


Darkinson Lane, Lea Town


A lock on the Millennium Ribble Link canal


A bridge over quiet waters


Preston North End training ground


Deep in thought


Get ahead get a hat


A pedestrian bridge under a railway bridge


Sue studies a plaque


Some of the forty odd walkers


The basin connecting the Lancaster Canal to the Millennium Ribble Link


The Lancaster Canal near Lea

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