Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Walk: New House, Brook Cottage, Eaves Green Farm, Goosnargh Mill, Brook Bridge, Higher Beesley, Goosnargh Golf Course, Whinnyclough and Ye Horns Inn
Start Point: Ye Horns Inn, Horns Lane Grid Reference: SD 575 392
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 350 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Fine drizzle at the start with a sunshine finish.  Warm

This figure of eight walk used lanes tracks and field paths. Ten adults and two grand children (10 & 13 yrs) took part.  After a wet start the sun came out and brightened up the day.  Some of the stiles were quite slippery due to the weather and a new stile and fence near to Whinnyclough Brook caused a problem due to barbs remaining on the top wire of the stile.  The leader, being a decent chap, did a Sir Walter Raleigh act and placed his cloak over the barbed wire. The matter as been reported to Lancashire C.C.  The leader also amused his group with jokes on the way.   The route utilised parts of the “Whittingham Walks” and a Cheese Trail. The Ye Horns Inn provided good food and service.

The venue

On the Cheese Trail

Ford Lane

Making use of the Whittingham Walks

Mother and Calf

Damsons - not quite ripe

A break in the welcome sun

Goosnargh Golf Course

King of the Roost

Ducks Galore

Nearly time for lunch

Another view of Ye Horns Inn

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