Wednesday, 4th July 2012

Walk: Withnell Fold, Ollerton Fold, Ollerton Bridge No. 2, Marsh Lane, Brindle, Slack Farm, Top o’ th’ Lane, Breworth Fold Farm
Start Point: Golden Lion, Higher Wheelton Grid Reference: SD 608 223
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: 600 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Fine, cloudy with sunny intervals, but “muggy”.
Comments: 27 Walkers set out in some trepidation, expecting showers. We were lucky, and it only rained after leaving the pub. Conditions under foot were not as muddy as expected, although since the reccie, meadow grass, nettles and thistles had grown to great height. A good day for wildlife with sightings of kestrels, deer, squirrels and rabbits.

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John checks the route prior to the start


Note the dry path


A bit claggy underfoot . . .


but it's a lot wetter at the stile


Eyed up by a porkie at Ollerton Fold


A threatening sky


Fortunately the path doesn't pass this way


That's a nice camera that you've got


Shorn - the sheep


Bracket - but no Hinge


Near to Top o'th Lane


Coffee break . . .


in Brindle


And on the bench today . . .


Complete with telephone at Top o'th Lane


We walked through several flourishing meadows


Knee high grass


Waist high grass


Ian, Peter and William


A deer was seen near to this location

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