Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Walk: Littlewood Bridge, Barbers Moor, Croston Village, Home Farm, Eccleston Bridge, Ingrave Farm and Sarscow Farm
Start Point: The Highfield, Croston Grid Reference: SD 503 190
Distance: 5.75 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Dry, overcast with an odd glimpse of the sun
Comments:

On leaving The Highfield, a slight diversion had to be made due to the demolition of the former Mill Hotel in order to reach the River Lostock.  After a short journey downstream to Littlewood Bridge the route was via Bambers Moor and across Moor Road into the village of Croston.  Here the group passed through St Michael’s Church Yard and Croft Field to join Grape Lane.  Leaving Grape Lane the group then followed the River Yarrow upstream to Eccleston Bridge before taking New Lane to Ingrave Farm.  The route was then by field paths to reach Sarscow Farm and then along Southport Road to return to The Highfield for refreshments. A pleasant walk and good food

Information from the leader

Crossing the first field

Friendly horses ----

and inquisitive males

Mind your head

Located on a building in Station Road, Croston

Town Road, Croston

The River Yarrow at Croston

Church St, Croston

The Grapes

Pre-school at St Michael's Croston

The rear of St Michael's Church

On the route

Time for a drink

If you go down to the woods today your sure of a great surprise ---

Is this the morph of a rambler ---

a Bird of Prey --

Rabbit --

Tony Owl ---

Snail --

Fungi

On the Croston Heritage Trail

Alongside the River Yarrow on the way to Eccleston

An octogenarian making light work of a dodgy stile

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