Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Walk: Hesketh End, Black Moss Farm, Higher Birks, Lea House Bridge, Rose Grove
Start Point: The Dog & Partridge, Chipping Grid Reference: SD 618 413
Distance: 5.6 miles Ascent: 350 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Dry and warm but mainly overcast
Comments: The route was hastily amended due to the intended pub venue having closing down. However, twenty seven people took part on this pleasant walk using farm tracks, field paths and lanes. There was an odd muddy/slurry patch along the way with a couple of temporary live electric fences across the route. On the first part of the walk views of Longridge Fell could be seen whilst on the second part Parlick and other fells were on view. Although there was much gathering of grass for silage the trees were showing a hint of autumn colours. A good walk with fine food at The Dog & Partridge.

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The start point

 

Hesketh Lane, Chipping

 

Anno Domini seen in a barn wall at Hesketh End

 

Between Black Moss House and Black Moss Farm

 

Parlick Pike seen from White Fold

 

A bridge crossing near to Oaks Barn

 

Crossing a newly mown meadow on the way to Lea Bridge

 

Pam keeps her party on the right track at Lea Bridge

 

Making late silage at the foot of Longridge Fell

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