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Ready for off and it's fine . . .
as we take to the fields
The remains of a stone cross near Bolton by Bowland
Part of the Ribble Valley
The rear guard
A field of maize . . .
where a group of Ramblers could easily get lost!
The River Ribble near Sawley - and it's not quite flooding
Climbing towards Till House . . .
Rain over Pendle
The weather closes in as we head towards Pinewood . . .
but some fields are already flooded
Shivering Ginnel . . .
where lunch can be taken in shirt sleeves
But ten minutes later it's full rain gear on Beacon Hill
The sun shines as we approach Holden Clough . . .
and time to loose a layer or two as we take a tea break
Flood damage has caused this bridge to drop into the beck . . .
but it is the only way to cross the rushing water . . .
so despite the tricky angle . . .
we carefully navigate . . .
to the other side
The same bridge in 2010, and on the recce
Hay bales stored . . .
Enjoying a bright spell
Brian's in charge of the gates
Shaggy beasts near Varley
Brian finds a novel way to help with the next stream crossing
A manned crossing . . .
where Debbie demonstrates the correct technique . . .
while Brian strides out
Nearing Bolton by Bowland