Wednesday, 18th May 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Stock, Lower Bencock and Arley Farms, Lodge Wood, Ravenís Wing Farm, Wallbanks House, Alum Scar Woods, Close Farm, Witton Weavers Way.
Start Point: Clog and Billycock, Pleasington Grid Reference: SD 650 282
Distance: 5.2 miles Ascent: 590 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Fine, after overnight rain had given the fields a good soaking.
Comments: 31 walkers tested the waterproofing of their footwear across fields with plenty of long wet grass.

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Our starting point and eating place

 

Under the chestnut tree

 

Were we really a couple of miles from the centre of Blackburn?

 

A once derelict Woodford Hall

 

Verdant

 

An old gate post

 

So that's what Nikon Norman tastes like

 

Single file through the meadow

 

More long, wet grass

 

Elizabeth training or conducting the cows

 

Lunch in the nettle bed

 

Margaret impervious to the nettles

 

A nice cuppa puts a smile on one's face

 

Th' ole it wall

 

Alum Scar Lane

 

John explaining what Alum was used for

 

A re-vamped bridge over Arley Brook at Alum Scar

 

Iris

 

Rhododendron on route

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