|Start Point:||Car park Underbarrow Road (Mast)||Grid Reference:||SD 489 924|
|Distance:||8+ miles||Ascent:||1,100 feet|
|Weather:||Misty with short periods of drizzle|
|Comments:||21 of us set off in mist (low cloud really). Quite a lot of mud as well but not much complaining until hunger set in. Fields, woods, green lanes and a short steady climb onto Scout Scar, missing all the spectacular views. Visibility deteriorated to about 25 metres as we found our way back to the quarry car park.|
There were no photographs of this walk due to the poor conditions.
However, Norman has provided a series of photos showing an unusual sight encountered on the Ribble Way at Penwortham.
Barge spanning the River Ribble (former Preston Dock on right)
The tug that towed the barge
Preparations for unloading the transformer . . .
complete with photographer
The pulling truck
Eighty wheels per bogey
The transformer (blue)
One of the two steersmen
Unhitching the pushing truck
The now empty barge
A path between the Ribble Way and the A59 at Penwortham
St Mary's Church, Penwortham
An Unusual Sight on the Ribble Way at Penwortham
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