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




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




Rhododendron on route

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