||Greenhalgh Castle, Bailton’s farm, Lower House farm,
Clarkson’s farm, Disused railway track, Garstang, Lancaster Canal
||The Bellflower, Garstang
||SD 483 451
||Cloudy but dry
||25 walkers set off along the Lancaster
canal as far as the Viaduct from where we followed the river & the
lane to Greenhalgh Castle, where we stopped briefly to read the
information board. Crossing fields, the railway & the M6 we reached
Bailton’s farm. From there we continued east passing Janet’s Hill
Wood to reach Lower House farm where we turned north to pass North
Topping’s wood to our coffee break just before reaching the lane to
Clarkson’s farm. We were pleased to note that some of the hay fields
had been cut, which made walking easier than found on the ‘recce’.
Down the lane to Parkhead Farm from where it was over the M6 & the
railway again before taking the course of the ‘old’ railway (the
‘Pilling Pig’) to the River Wyre. Turning left along the river into
Garstang we then retraced our steps back along the Canal to a good
lunch at the ‘pub’.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
The leader makes a point
The Lancaster Canal at Garstang . . .
with a banqueting suite to hand
Two little quakers
Who will be prosecuted
A break in a hayfield
Men in the maize . . .
followed by two ama(i)zing ladies and . . .
another young lady
On the move - note the apparel for the first day of August
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