|Walk:||Curwens Hill & farm, Corcas Farm, Wyre Way & Hackensall Hall|
|Start Point:||The Bourne Arms, Knott End||Grid Reference:||SD 346 484|
|Distance:||5.3 miles||Ascent:||70 feet|
|Weather:||Dry with some sun & a strong wind.|
|Comments:||Despite the bad weather forecast, 32 walkers turned up & set off in a strong wind up the estuary to cut inland to the track of the old railway, which used to run between Garstang & Knott End – the Pilling Pig. Leaving the railway track we climbed Curwens Hill & followed a good path to Town End & then along Back Lane to a bridleway passing Corcas Farm. After passing several old brine wells we reached the Wyre Way & walked along the embankment in a stiff wind. Staying on the Wyre Way we passed Hackensall Hall (1657) & crossed the golf course to arrive back at Knott End.|
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Incy Wincy Spider
Heading into the wind at the start of the walk
Hang on to your hats
The River Wye at Knott End
Sheltered by the trees on the line of an old railway
Where are the spud pickers . . .
here is a trailer full of spuds . . .
and here are the pickers and sorters sheltering from the strong wind
An elevated Preesall . . .
and not a horse in sight
A chinwag in the breeze
Approaching the Wyre Way
Terry reads about the storage of gas under the ground
The tide is out this morning
Wanderers on the Wyre Way
Preparing for the next crop
The group headed for Hackensall Hall
An October butterfly
Where have all the ferries gone?
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