Sunday, 19th January 2014
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The millstones, Whittle-le-Woods
The derelict section of the Lancaster Canal
A slippery slope leads to . . .
a gap between two tunnels . . .
one side taking the River Lostock . . . .
out of sight . .
and the other side heading . . .
beneath the M61
Navigating another muddy path - a few comments were directed at the leader at this point!
Information at the closed off end of the Walton Summit Branch . . .
where Phil captures a great reflection
A picnic table and a couple of benches . . .
provide the ideal spot for our morning break . . .
and a robin decides to join us
Phil, Les and Lesley inspect a hook in the wall . . .
which was used to pull the boats through the bridge
Remains of ironwork fitted to stone bridge parapets to protect the stone from damage . . .
and grooves worn into the edges of a bridge
A 'watering stop' . . .
and the group looks hopeful . . .
but we continue along the route . . .
where we see more reflections . . .
and the group gets slightly ahead of the leader . . .
and retrace their footsteps to cross the bridge . . .
and tackle a short steep ascent
Happy as a pig in Muck
Lunch is taken on a bridge as we return to the canal
Yet another muddy stile!!!
The view on the way to . . .
Hough Hill from where there are views as far as Blackpool Tower
A shadowy group waves to Phil across the gap
Inspecting the walls of the quarry . . .
where a section called Red Horses can be seen
An amazing find in the exposed roots . . .
where the tree has grown around the rock
A sign that spring is just around the corner perhaps?
Join finds a new use for the redundant stile