Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Walk: Fishes & Piggy Hill, Eadsford Bridge, Malkin Lane
Start Point: The Three Fishes at Great Mitton Grid Reference: SD 714 389
Distance: 5.5 mls Ascent: 450 ft
Time: 2.75 hrs
Weather: Glorious sunshine, warm but a pleasant breeze

This was a new area for some of the group and provided pleasant scenic surroundings with Longridge Fell to the north and Pendle Hill to the south.  There was plenty of blossom and birdsong, plus the smell of new mown hay because local farmers were in the midst of haymaking.  The circular route traversed the Ribble Way on the south of the River Ribble up to Eadsford Bridge before returning on the north bank of the river to The Three Fishes for lunch. Twenty four persons participated in this Ribble Valley walk.

The leader ready for the off

All Hallows Church at Great Mitton

This fungus was on --

this tree.

What's the cause of the interest?

The base of a cross

Kemple End - Longridge Fell

The River Ribble viewed from the Ribble Way near Clitheroe

A reflection in the Ribble

The little girl had just fallen in the river and mum had to paddle
out and the retrieve her daughter's floating flip flop

Eadsford Bridge over the River Ribble near Clitheroe

Refreshed after a short break

Three in a Hay Field ---

followed by others

Making Hay while the sun shines

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