Sunday, 17th November 2013

Walk: River Wenning, Marl Hole Wood, River Lune, Loyn Bridge, Gressingham, Aughton, Great Close Wood, Loyn Bridge
Start Point: Car park opposite Institute Grid Reference: SD 585 683
Distance: 9.3 miles Ascent: 655 feet
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: A foggy frost to start but dry, fog lifted to reveal a clear crisp and sunny day throughout the walk. About 3 to 5 degrees all day.
Comments: 23 walkers set out from Hornby on this crisp morning, we passed through open pasture following the river Wenning. Turned at the confluence of the rivers Lune and Wenning towards Loyn Bridge for a coffee break at Marl Hole Wood. We crossed the Lune and onwards towards sleepy Gressingham and the start of the only climb to 650ft, out over the tops and up to Aughton for a lunch stop. Commenced our return journey via Aughton Barns following the Lune back through Great Close Wood, with some close paths and steps to the rivers edge. Eventually out onto pasture land again onto the flood plain past an Ox-Bow lake. Back at Loyn Bridge we crossed the Lune again to take the road back into Hornby.

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At the confluence of the Rivers Wenning and Lune


Walking upstream of the River Lune towards Loyn Bridge


The leader of the day


Still on the way to Loyn bridge


The remains of a jetty on the Lune


Part of a fly past - Canada Geese


The line of the original path under Loyn Bridge - subject to flooding


A sign at Loyn bridge


The crossing of Loyn Bridge


No longer a common sight


Approaching Aughton


Lunch at Aughton cross roads


Aughton Barns - next to the River Lune


An early November afternoon by the River Lune


Mr Backmarker on duty in Great Close Woods


It's a long drop into the Lune if you miss your step


In Great Close Wood on . . .


the Lune Valley Ramble


Mid afternoon - an isolated pool near to the River Lune

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