|Walk:||Hindley Hill Woods, Haighton Top, Cromwell’s Mound, Mason’s Wood and Preston Golf Course|
|Start Point:||Anderton Arms, Fulwood||Grid Reference:||SD 557 324|
|Distance:||5.5 miles||Ascent:||300 feet|
|Weather:||Dry, overcast with a cool breeze|
The walk was called Hidden Fulwood because lots people are not aware of the many footpaths in Fulwood that pass through pleasant green or wooded areas far from the maddening crowd. Thirty people took part in today’s walk in dry weather with a little mud, in places, underfoot. A break was taken at Cromwell’s Mound which is associated with the Battle of Preston on the 17thAugust 1648. Part of the route passed through The Howgills and The Pennines (avenues not hills) to reach a path through Mason’s Wood. After three quarters of a mile the route changed to pass through Preston Golf Course to return to the Anderton Arms for lunch. The food was good and reasonably priced.
Near to Fernyhalgh Bridge
Skirting around a little mud
The public footpath has been ploughed up
Heading for Fernyhalgh Lane and D'urton Lane
A reflective moment on D'urton Lane
Taking a break near to Cromwell's Mound
One of a number of Woodland Trust woods that the route passed through
A pleasant path through Masons Wood with ----
new surfaces and bridges . . .
Mason's Wood on the Recce . . .
More of Mason's Wood on the February recce
A short ascent at Preston Golf Club
Preston Golf Club in February
Near to the end of the February recce -
between Eastway & Midgery