Wednesday, 5th October 2011

   

            

 

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
Time: 2.5 hours    
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.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

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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