Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Walk: Hankinson Bridge, Fence Foot, Halliday’s Farm and Lancaster Canal
Start Point: The Sparling , Garstang Road, Barton Grid Reference: SD 514 373
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: Very Little
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Hot, humid, overcast with the odd spot of rain with thunder forecast

This pleasant circular walk was mainly level and used many field paths, farm tracks and a canal towpath. Although thunder was forecast the group escaped with only a smattering of rain drops. The fields contained grazing cattle, new mown hay, maize and solar panels.
The reward was an excellent meal at The Sparling. (The liver, onions and mash went down a treat).

The rendezvous for the walk

The leader and followers leaving The Sparling on a hot humid day

St Lawrence Church at Barton

Typical terrain of the walk area

Leaving the Lancaster Canal at White Horse Lane

Modern farming

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