Sunday, 31st January 2016

Walk: White Coppice Farm, Waterman’s Cottage,  Charnock Back Lane, Abyssinia, Hut Lane, Fredericks’, Wigan Lane, Grundy’s Lane, Duxbury Woods, Leeds to Liverpool Canal, Bagganley, Primrose Cottage.
Start Point: White Coppice Nursery Grid Reference: SD 616 190
Distance: 10.7 miles Ascent: 930 feet
Time: 5.25 hrs
Weather: Rain from the start; briefly abated for lunch, heaviest on the return route between Cowling and White Coppice.
Comments:

11 walkers. Photographs are from a reccie of Duxbury woods earlier in the month. Fields and paths were very wet/muddy/waterlogged. The concessionary path alongside the River Yarrow, through Duxbury Woods has been badly damaged by successive storms over the past 6 weeks and is need of being re-routed/repaired in places.

River Yarrow in Duxbury Woods

Stile and bridge at entry to Duxbury Woods

The dead beach leaves provided a colourful contrast

The floods have caused considerable damage to the concessionary footpath

After the flood

The 19th century grave of Bevis, a hunting dog was on the south bank, above the flood

Heading east

Valley of the Yarrow by Herny Bogburn

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