Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Walk: Brinscall Hall, Snape’s Heights, Withnell Fold, Lower Simpson Fold and Wheelton
Start Point: The Dressers Arms, Wheelton Grid Reference: SD 603 212 
Distance: 5.8 miles Ascent: 423 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Mainly Sunny, dry with a cool wind

A good turnout of thirty two people who followed field paths, tracks and canal tow path to complete a circular walk.  The first leg was to Brinscall Hall, where the leader related a little of its history.  Moving on through Brinscall the walk became more elevated and views of the Fylde and Blackpool Tower could be seen.  On arrival at Snape’s Heights the route then descended to Withnell Fold and the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.  By the side of the canal is an old mill which is reputed to have produced paper for bank notes in years gone-by.  The route then followed the canal tow path before leaving it to head for Lower Simpson Fold.  The remainder of the walk was over field paths, returning to the Dresser Arms where good food and service was provided.

Helen in leader mode

These are regular walkers but they are not in a rut

On the way to Brinscall Hall

Helen relating the history of Brinscall Hall

Taking a short break by a reservoir at Brinscall

The group at Withnell Fold - a stock photograph

En route to the Leeds to Liverpool Canal via Withnell Fold

Bridge No 88 on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal

A canal side mile post - the canal must be one hundred and twenty seven and a half miles long

Returning to Wheelton by canal

Men erecting a sign - but what does it signify

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