Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Walk: Little Tongues, Preesall, Hackensall Hall and Knott End
Start Point: Car Park, Knott End Grid Reference: SD 346 484
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 250 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Overcast, humid with a sea breeze on the shore line

The forecast was for heavy rain but fortunately this did not materialise and the group of twenty one enjoyed a pleasant sea side and country side walk. Apart from a few field paths and stiles the majority of the walk was on sea side paths, farm tracks and quiet lanes.  Unfortunately, an oil slick had deposited itself on some of the local shore line and the Coast Guards, Police and a specialist recovery team were in the throes of a clean up operation. At the start of the walk a man from the team asked, that if oil was spotted on the foreshore that the group inform him.  PS. A Drumlin is a ridge left by an ice sheet of the Glacial Period – see photographs.

Walking east along the sea defence at Knott End - Morecambe Bay is to the left

A few of the many Canada Geese in the area

Approaching Preesall

Leading the way ----

up a Drumlin

Sitting on a Drumlin and taking in the view

A property in Preesall

Hackensall Hall

The Wyre Estuary with Fleetwood in the distance

The men in white were cleaning up a recent sea borne oil spill on the Knott End Ferry slip way

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