Wednesday, 25th November 2015

Walk: Witchwood, Green Drive, Lytham Green, Granny’s Bay and Ansdell
Start Point: The Blossoms, Ansdell Grid Reference:  
Distance: 5.75 miles Ascent: 90 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Dry, overcast with a slight sea breeze from the Irish Sea
Comments:

This pleasant urban walk was mainly on surfaced paths and extended from Ansdell to the east of Lytham on an inland route before joining the Coastal Path to return along the sea front to The Blossoms.  Thirty people took part and on the way witnessed an Egret, which is reputedly a rare sight at Lytham.  The walk also included Witchwood. It is said that a daughter of the Clifton family, of Lytham Hall, was riding her horse, the Witch, in the wood when it fell and had to be put down.  The horse was buried in the wood.  Hence the name Witchwood.

We are going that way said the leader

Leaving The Blossoms

Taking the right steps

Entering Witchwood

Opened by HRH Prince Philip

This is where -----

Witch is buried

The entrance to Lytham Hall

Entering Green Drive in Lytham

Still on Green Drive

The route took in part of the Coastal Way

Refresment time at a shelter on the sea front at Lytham

An Egret on Lytham foreshore

Lytham Windmill

There is always a queue isn't there

A Fly Past

Thirty souls - or is it sixty soles - on the Coastal Path at Lytham

A grey day at Grannys Bay

The Ribble Estuary with Southport across the water

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