Wednesday, 11th April 2012

Walk: Buckley Hall, Kelletís Farm, Dean Brow, Stydd Manor and Ribchester
Start Point: The White Bull, Ribchester Grid Reference: SD 650 352
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 600 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: April Showers
Comments: After driving to the starting point in hail and sleet showers the weather was kinder on the actual walk. The group gathered at The White Bull in Ribchester, or Bremetennacvm as the old Roman Fort was once called. (The Roman Baths still exist and or open for public viewing). The joint leaders led the group of thirty six northward at first climbing gradually towards Buckley Hall over reasonable field paths. Later use was made of Green Moor Lane to reach Kellet's Farm. Here homemade chocolate was offered to the masses by one of the leaders. Continuing in a generally eastern direction to Dean Brow the route turned south to cross Duddel Hill before descending to Stydd with its two churches before returning via Green Lane to The White Bull for a well-earned lunch. This being the Easter holidays two youngsters came along with their granddads. Itís not certain who was looking after whom! Up North, the sight of lambs suckling in the fields is taken for granted but for one of the children it was a first. A good walk and good food, thank you leaders.

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Gathering outside the White Bull


A helping hand at a slippery stile


Re-grouping near Buckley Wood


Chocolate cake for everyone


A bit of a struggle


Trying to catch up


Daffodils form a cross at Stydd Church


Stydd Church


An old well at Stydd Alms Houses


Stydd Alms Houses . . .


and another view

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