Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Walk: Hillam Farm, Pattys Farm, Cocker Bridge, Little Crimbles and Cockerham
Start Point: Cockerham Village Hall Car Park Grid Reference: SD 465 524
Distance: 4.8 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Mainly overcast
Comments:

The route was via field paths, tracks and sea washed turf.  On one stretch, mud was encountered and caused a problem for one young lady, and she wasn’t a mud wrestler.  A herd of curious alpacas took an interest in the group has the group passed through their field on the way to the sea shore.  On route was a club of interest to high flyers.  Well parachutists! It was the Black Knights Parachute Centre.  After wallowing through mud the group passed Cockerham Church on the way for refreshments at the Manor Inn in Cockerham.  A good walk but may be affected by high tides on the Lancashire Coastal Path.  For those on the walk that struggled with the map reference NLT, it means Normal Tide Level.

Little Black Eyed Suzie

The watchers being ---

watched

Note the two models on the right

A grey November day

The advance party

Typical landscape

Two happy young ladies and friends passing through Hillam Farm

Play time and brew time at Pattys Farm

A turning point on the Lancashire Coastal Path at Pattys Farm - at sea level

From sea level looking across the River Cocker towards France Hill

Cockerham Marsh with Heysham Nuclear Power station in the background

Rescuing a damsel in distress from deep mud

Passing a church at Cockerham

Return to 2016 Diary