Wednesday, 1st February 2012

Walk: Abbey Village towards Withnell, Gortons, nr. Withnell House Farm, Snape Heights, Pike Lowe, Brinscall School, Brinscall Hall, along the Goit to Brinscall village then along the disused railway to Withnell and above the railway back to Abbey.
Start Point: Hare and Hounds Pub, Abbey Village Grid Reference: SD 644 244
Distance: 5.6 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Very cold and frosty but bright and sunny.
Comments: An ideal day for a winter walk. The walk also well suited for the time of year. There were a few stiles in the early part of the walk. Some field walking but mostly good tracks, firm underfoot. Good views over towards Darwen Tower and pleasant woodland walking along The Goit.

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Elizabeth indicates the direction of her walk


A hazy Darwen Tower (with new roof)


Another Grand Designs project perhaps


An ornate spring or drains outlet


An ornate frozen pond . . .


complete with resident


Time for tea . . .


or coffee among the ruins


An avenue of trees


One of many gated stiles


Doing the Board Walk


Sunlit woodland near Brinscall


Far too cold to sit and feed the ducks today


Returning to the Hare and Hounds through Abbey Village . . .


where this creature was on guard

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