Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Walk: Penwortham including Ribble Way and Caslte Motte at St Mary's Church
Start Point: Hurst Grange car park Grid Reference: SD 524 280
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 250 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Wet and warm

This circular walk incorporated paved footpaths and field paths in the Higher Penwortham area.  Sixteen people took part on a rather wet day.  The youngest was seven years of age.  Part of the route had been closed for a number of months to allow for flood alleviation tunnelling/work to take place.  As part of the reinstatement work a new flight of steps as just been completed where path No 6-2 FP 46 joins the Ribble Way.  To mark its completion the group held a mock opening ceremony.  The group also visited St. Mary’s Church to see the remains of a Norman Castle Motte and later passed the site of St. Mary’s Well.

Directions from Hurst Grange car park

Entering Hurst Grange Park

Drinks in the rain

Leaving Howick Hall Farm for the Ribble Way

A walk through long wet grass

The youngest member unofficially opening a new flight of steps leading to the Ribble Way

The Bull Nose Preston Dock on a very wet day

On the Ribble Way at Penwortham

The deputy leader on the Ribble Way on a wet day

Another wet day leisure pursuit in Penwortham

A large dragonfly on the Ribble Way


Ascending steps to Church Avenue ----

to see St Mary's Church and the Motte

A sign seen on Church Avenue, Penwortham

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