Wednesday, 18th April 2012

Walk: Higher Barker. Bullsnape Hall, Ye Horns Inn, Whinneyclough, Goosnargh Golf Course, Lower Beasley, Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese Factory, Longley House and The Green Man at Inglewhite
Start Point: The Green Man, Inglewhite Grid Reference: SD 546 399
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 400 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Intermittent rain and very cold for April.
Comments: Thirty odd people left The Green Man PH for a circular walk over field paths, tracks and lanes in the Parish of Goosnargh. Goosnargh is reputed to be the largest parish in Lancashire and is now part of the City of Preston. Before departing however, a number of people decided to don extra layers because it was perishing cold and wet. The going was reasonable in view of recent rainfall and the route followed the Lancashire Cheese Trail and passed “Mrs Kirkham’s” cheese factory on the whey, sorry way. Regrettably there was insufficient time to stop and sample the wares but the group were rewarded with a good meal at The Green Man at Inglewhite instead. This walk would be worth repeating in late spring or summer months.

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The Green Man at . . .

 

Inglewhite

 

On the cheese trail

 

Beacon Fell in the background

 

A respite from the cold and rain

 

Pecking order

 

Passing Mrs Kirkham's cheese factory on the Whey

 

A host of golden daffodils

 

A memorial at Inglewhite

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