Wednesday, 6th January 2015

Walk: Glasson and Galgate by canal
Start Point: Car Park of the Stork at Condor Green Grid Reference: SD 459 559
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 260 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Mild, overcast with sunny spells and an odd shower

Although the intended leader was indisposed, and also because the venue for lunch had closed, the walk still proved to be satisfactory.  Initially the route was via part of The Lancashire Coastal Way to Glasson before joining the Glasson Link of the Lancaster Canal and passing four locks (not through them) to reach the Lancaster Canal proper.  On reaching the Lancaster Canal the group headed north along its tow path to a point beyond Galgate before leaving the canal to pass through Forerigg Wood to return to Condor Green.  Although there had been record breaking rainfalls in recent days the route was walkable with some muddy tow paths and muddy fields.  Thirty one people participated in the walk.  NB. At times the tide covers the road at Condor Green at grid reference SD 461 558 (near to Webster’s Farm).

Low tide on the River Condor at Condor Green

Not quite the weather for a picnic at Glasson Marina

Christ Church at Glasson adjacent to the Glasson Link of the Lancaster Canal

On the Glasson Link of the Lancaster Canal

A canal side cottage

A damp refreshment stop at Lock No 3

The Tow Path Bridge carrying the Lancaster Canal tow path over the Glasson Link - how many horses trod this path in days of old?

The stand in leader-in the midddle- and deputies join the Lancaster Canal proper in the direction of Galgate

A few of the group opted to take a less muddy route back to Condor Green from this bridge

Joseph's Dream


More reflections

Delays due to a poor stile

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