Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
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A damp morning on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal . . .
but not damp enough to deter Fylde Ramblers
Climbing to Gambsbers Wood
Hoods down - the day's improving!
We were too optimistic. Look at that surface water
Heralding a hard winter?
Still plenty of leaves on the trees
Brockabank, C16 & 17 with splendid mullioned windows
Lime kiln adjacent Brockabank's adjacent quarried outcrop
The tree surgeon works as unobtrusively as possible
St Helen's Well overflow provides a useful boot wash
The well is said to possess healing properties for eyes and conceals a stone image of St Helen in its depths
Friars Head - C17 symmetry with links to Furness Abbey and Fountains Hall
Drying off with a few patches of blue sky whilst waiting . . .
for stragglers from the orchid wood
Flasby Village security?
Windfall crab apples - plentiful and pungent underfoot
Distinctive Sharphaw in Autumn splendour
Raining again at Holme House Lock
Regrouping to visit the Roman site at Kirk Sink
Kirk sink - little evidence of Romans, only Ramblers
A happy ending to every walk