Wednesday 14th March 2012

Walk: Tootle Height, the Written Stone, Kelletís Farm, Buckley Wood and Corporation Arms
Start Point: Corporation Arms, Longridge Grid Reference: SD 617 373
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 600 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Dull and a little misty. Not too cold reasonably dry underfoot.
Comments: Seventeen people took part in the walk. There were a number of stiles and footbridges but none proved difficult. Being spring, there were many young lambs and three Llamas, (or were they Alpacas?) that took interest as the group passed by. Officially footpath numbers 12, 13, and a definitive path (Ribchester) are closed but this did not cause a problem. Part of an embankment had collapsed but the path was useable with care. The Chicken Lady at Kelletís Farm was still tending her brood but was wearing a different outfit to the last visit. Passing through Elm House it could be seen that three errant ramblers had been turned to stone. The food at the Corporation Arms was delicious. Thank you leader.

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The gathering of the Clan at the Corporation Arms


The rear of the Corporation Arms with Spade Mill Reservoir in the foreground


Making use of Written Stone Lane


The group admire . . .


the Written Stone


Knowle Green won


One of three onlookers


The Chicken Lady of Kellet's Farm again - but in new attire


Alex, Jenny and Brenda negotiate a footbridge


A spectator sport maybe


Ascending from Boyce's Brook


The ancient craft of hedge laying


Child minders


A copse of the future


Little and large


Misbehaved ramblers turned to stone


A Roman rambler

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