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.

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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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