Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Walk: The Lancaster Canal north of Galgate through Deep Cut, the picturesque Stodday Valley and the Lancashire Coastal Path
Start Point: The Stork, Condor Green Grid Reference: SD 459 559
Distance: 5.9 miles Ascent: 300 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Perfect. Warm, still and slightly hazy
Comments: 21 people walked over the fields to the Lancaster Canal and turned north for about 2 miles. The canal passes through the biggest cutting on the canal, called Deep Cut. We left the canal at Bridge 93 and walked through the surprisingly isolated village of Stodday, before reaching the coastal path. We walked South with the Lune estuary to our right. The water was calm with a high tide.

The Stork at Condor Green - Place of departure and return

On the right lines for departure to warmer climes

Note the unusual bough

Ashton Park Bridge, Lancaster Canal

Winter food for the birds

Pie filling for humans

In a shady nook

Afloat on the River Lune near Condor Green

High tide on the River Lune

At anchor on the River Condor

The lane from The Stork to a car park on an old railway track is tidal

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