Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Shaw Green and River Yarrow
Start Point: Plough Inn. Runshaw Lane, Euxton Grid Reference: SD 537 195
Distance: 4.8 miles Ascent: 390 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Sunny and warm with a slight breeze
Comments: Joining a field path off Runshaw Lane, the twenty one walkers found the waterlogged fields a bit hard going. Having crossed several boggy fields to reach, and cross, a slurry covered Culbeck Lane the group arrived at Dawbers Lane. From then on the walking surface improved even though one path didnít appear to have been used in recent times. Turning south the group followed Culbeck Brook for a short distance before turning to follow the River Yarrow upstream to Mill Lane. Then, using Mill Lane, Dawbers Lane and a flooded and muddy Culbeck Lane the group returned to the Plough Inn for a well earned lunch. Although it was the second day in November a ladybird was seen basking in the sun and several dandelions were in flower in the fields. The intended route could not be used because preparation is in progress for the extraction of sand on a commercial basis. Due to this work some paths in the area are not expected to re-open until least the 12th of November this year.

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Leaving Dawbers Lane for a muddy field at the start of the walk

 

Preparation for the extraction of sand near to Culbeck House

 

Slurry reflecting the sun on Culbeck Lane

 

Dryer underfoot

 

This path must not be used very often

 

One of the many stiles on route

 

This path leads down to Culbeck Brook

 

A ladybird basking in the November sun

 

By the side of the River Yarrow

 

Returning by a flooded Culbeck Lane . . .

 

where Elizabeth uses her depth gauges. Notice the short sleeves

 

Gymnastics included for free . . .

 

and now it's Judith's turn

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