Wednesday, 16th March 2016

Walk: Lytham Hall and Fairhaven
Start Point: The Blossoms, Ansdell Grid Reference: SD 348 281
Distance: 5.8 miles Ascent: 200 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Cool but sunny with blue skies

Thanks to a pair of volunteer leaders a gap was filled in the programme at short notice.  The group of sixteen left the Blossoms and headed along Blackpool Road towards Lytham before walking through Witch Wood to reach Ballam Road.  Then walking along a long drive the group reached the grounds of Lytham Hall.  The hall was built between 1752 & 1764.  For further information log on to:  A break was taken at the café at the hall before wandering around the footpaths within the grounds.  The leaders then took the group back through Witch Wood but then left it to walk down Church Drive and Fairlawn Road to join the Inner Promenade.  From here they walked towards Fairhaven and passed The White Church on the return to The Blossoms at Ansdell.  A very pleasant walk with signs of leaves and spring flowers bursting forth together with the sound of birdsong.  Lunch was taken at The Blossoms.  No stiles, no wet fields and no cleaning of boots - a good urban walk.

The deputy leader - centre

Passing through Witch Wood

A memorial for a Horse - The Witch - in Witch Wood

The leader -left- and Octogenarian

A sign that ----

Spring is just around the corner

The entrance to Lytham Hall


The group on the lawn of Lytham Hall

Same group

The front facade of Lytham Hall

In the grounds of Lytham Hall

Break time

Awaiting visitors


To the rear of Lytham Hall

An old cottage in the grounds of Lytham Hall

Another view of the facade of Lytham Hall

A bursting leaf of a chestnut tree

Looking across the Ribble Estuary towards Southport

The White Church at Fairhaven

A close up of the White Church

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