Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Walk: Skippool Creek, Thornton Hall farm, Stanah & Wyre Estuary Country Park visitor centre
Start Point: Thornton Lodge Skippool Grid Reference: SD 354 406
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 50 feet
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Dry & mostly sunny

On a cold but bright day 29 walkers set off from Skippool along the river as far as the Yacht Club where we turned away from the river using a footpath recently tidied up by our Thursday evening volunteers. Thank you! The sun was now out. After passing Thornton Hall farm we used narrow roads to reach the picnic site at Stanah where it was possible to get a hot drink before walking back along the riverside path in glorious sunshine with lovely views

Bananarama - essential at the start of a walk


The leader displaying the new High Viz tabard

Part of Skippool Creek

Shard Bridge over the River Wyre - at one time a Toll Bridge

The leader explains that Fylde Ramblers helped to clear the next stretch of footpath

A few of the craft moored at Skippool Creek

One of the few fields on the route

Awaiting crumbs from the table

Refreshments at Stanah

The leader and twenty-eight followers

Making way for a Rider on the Wyre Way

The River Wyre with Wardley's Pool and Hambleton beyond

When is a shed not a shed

Two bionic ladies of the hip replacement club

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