Wednesday, 30th January 2013
||Balderstone, Mercyfield Wood, Park Gate and
||Fielden Arms, Mellor brook
||SD 640 311
||A grey day with a very stiff
||The area of the walk is in a quiet area
between the River Ribble and the A59 trunk road. Unfortunately
because of recent heavy rain followed by snow the fields were rather
muddy and proved hard going underfoot. Although the area is
reasonably flat elevated areas such as Mellor, Longridge and Pendle
Hill could be seen. The excitement of the day was when a branch of a
tree fell without warning near to the group when passing through
Mercyfield Wood (Thanks for small mercies). The food at the
Fielden's Arms, mainly steak pie, went down well. A good walk in
spite of the conditions.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Relatively clean at this early stage . . .
but it soon gets muddy
Stewart shows Tony how to dance in the mud
About to enter Mercyfield Wood . . .
where there is a steep drop to a footbridge that . . .
crosses a tributary of the River Ribble
A steep stepped ascent out of Mercyfield Wood
Brian has a brew
Leaning into a very strong wind on the way to Robert's House Farm
Only another muddy mile to go!
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