Wednesday, 7th November 2012

Walk: Penwortham, New Longton, Hutton and Howick Cross
Start Point: Sir Tom Finney Pub Grid Reference: SD 517 273
Distance: 5.2 miles Ascent: 160 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Grey but dry
Comments: Unfortunately the original venue gave back word just over a week before the walk. On a better note, because of the recent rain this walk proved to be less muddy than the intended walk around Longton. The route was mainly on paths and tracks with only four fields to cross. It included both suburbia and open countryside. Most of the twenty three walkers then lunched at 'The Sir Tom Finney', with some taking advantage of the senior citizen offer of gammon, egg, chips and peas at 3.75.

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Deep in the woods of Penwortham

 

Once a busy rail link between Preston and Southport

 

That looks like the least muddy descent

 

One of the four rain sodden fields

 

A couple of gentle slopes

 

The name of the venue

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