Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Walk: Bolton by Bowland and Bolton Park
Start Point: The Spread Eagle Sawely Grid Reference: SD 775 465
Distance: 4.75 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Fine rain

The walk took the group alongside the River Ribble and Skirden and Kirk Becks to reach Bolton by Bowland.  The return journey was by a loop through Bolton park and then by retracing the path taken earlier to return to Sawely and the Spread Eagle where approximately twenty four people enjoyed a meal in the function suite.  By the time the meal was over the rain had been replaced by sunshine

Todays leader telling one of his jokes

Sawley Bridge spanning the River Ribble on a wet morning

Walking alongside the Ribble on a grim April morning

Walking over maize stubble

The remains of a cross near to Bobbin Plantation ---

and these trees close to Bolton by Bowland

Stocks and the remains of a cross at Bolton by Bowland

A more recent cross at Bolton by Bowland

A sign post in Bolton by Bowland - it is about forty-three years out of date because the village is now part of Lancashire

A view of St Peter & St Paul's Church at Bolton by Bowland

Another view of the church

The remains of a cross in Bolton Park - there may be a connection to the nearby Sawley Abbey which is now in ruins

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