Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Walk: Houlkers Farm, Back Lane, Well Wood, White Hill and Read Heights
Start Point: The Stork, Read Grid Reference: SD 770 345
Distance: 5.15 miles Ascent: 300 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: SD770 345

A steady ascent took the group to Read Heights.  Then using Back Lane, which passed between Robinsons Wood and the aptly named Shady Walks, the group reached Black Hill car park.  Here good views could be seen.  The return route was via Well Wood, White Hill, Read Heights and part of the outward route to return to The Stork for lunch.  On Read Heights, which the group passed through twice, an amorous Bull was doing what he was supposed to do and so he wasn’t interested in the eighteen walkers passing through his territory.  Three, more mature, people did their own shortened version of the walk.  Good food was had by all at The Stork

Todays leader

Autumn colours in July due to a heatwave

The church of St Johns Read & St Peters Simonstone

A wayside milestone at Read

A picture seen ---

on this gate at Houlkers Farm

An unusual planter

More unusual planters - flush with flora

Blue sky and parched moorland

A view from Black Hill

Taking a break at Black Hill

A difficult stile

Possibly the base of a stone cross on White Hill near to Trap Lane
- shown as Stone on ancient map

Ladybird among the thistles

Heading away from an amorous Bull

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