Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Walk: Marton Mere, Stanley Park, Salisbury Woodland and Staining
Start Point: The Plough, Staining Grid Reference: SD 348 361 
Distance: 5.65 miles Ascent: Little
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: A little sun, cold with gale force winds but dry
Comments:

On this very blustery day twenty five souls departed The Plough at Staining and were led around Marton Mere to Stanley Park. Unfortunately the café on the park was closed for holidays and maintenance.  After a short break the group continued through the park to then enter Salisbury Woodland before returning to Staining. The paths were mainly surfaced and there was an absence of stiles.  A good walk and the meal at The Plough was good value for money with plenty of food on ones plate.

A horse drawn plough at the Plough in Staining

The leader - right

A miniture Mill outside of The Plough

Part of the group

On the way round Marton Mere on a cold and very windy day

Blackpool Tower as seen from Marton Mere

Marton Mere Nature Reserve

The sign was heeded

On the way to Stanley Park

Arrived Stanley Park at eleven thirty five

Ornemental Gardens at Stanley Park.

The Cafe on Stanley Park - no coffee today due to closure for holidays and maintenance

A Bandstand by a lake

Salisbury Woodland

He is located ----

on Salisbury Woodland Pill Box

Is this the sign of an early spring?

A disused windmill at Staining

Return to 2017 Diary