Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Walk: Several farms & and Lancaster Canal
Start Point: The Wheatsheaf, Garstang Grid Reference: SD 491 453
Distance: 5.4 mls Ascent: 500 ft
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Warm & sunny
Comments: 30 walkers, including 2 young children with Granddad, set off on a warm sunny day to walk from Garstang, by the river & along the path of the disused railway to a path across a field where 'the corn was as high as an elephants eye' . . . we didn't sing in case it made it rain! After crossing over the main railway line & the M6 we continued uphill passing Parkhead & Clarkson's farms & as far as Heald farm. From there we had superb views across to the Fylde coast as we walked on to Stricklands Lane for our break. Afterwards it was all downhill though fields to Bailtonís farm where we crossed back over the M6 & railway line to join the canal towpath back to Garstang. The 'juniors' were good walkers & seemed to enjoy their outing. We hope they will come again.

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Two of the junior recce team await the start of the walk at The Wheatsheaf

 

The backmarker in a relaxed pose

 

The juniors await the more senior members

 

Jeanette in conversation with the juniors on the way to Heald Farm

 

An old memorial seat with . . .

 

a view of the Fylde

 

A marina on the Lancaster Canal at Garstang

 

An inquisitive 5 year old asking about the Zebedee

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