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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