Wednesday, 9th April 2014

Walk: Hackensall Hall, Curwens Hill, Preesall, Little Tongues
Start Point: Bourne Arms, Knott End on Sea Grid Reference: SD 346 484
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 140 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Bright with a breeze along the coast. Some sun later
Comments: 30 walkers (incl. 2 ‘juniors’) set off over the golf course to pass Hackensall Hall before joining the course of the disused railway. At Curwins Hill (a drumlin) we climbed to the farm buildings & set off passing some fishing ponds to Town Foot & onto Preesall Village, where we climbed up again to skirt the school buildings with good views over the countryside. Dropping down to the road & passing Nickson’s farm we took our break by another larger fishing pond. On to Little Tongues before turning towards the sea to walk back along the sea defences to our pub lunch at the Bourne Arms.

The ferry arrives from Fleetwood

Joan - today's leader

Departure

Another group about to Tee off

Turning inland away from a stiff sea breeze

Hackensall Hall

The youngest walker is 5 years of age

The old railway bed that used to carry the Pilling Pig steam train

A young stile keeper

A daffodil lined track

Hens in transit

An outdoor classroom at Preesall

Re-cycled plastic at a Preesall School

Descending the second of only two hillocks on the walk

Returning to Kntt End on Sea

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