Sunday, 13th January 2019

Walk: Former Lancashire Union Railway, Arley Hall and Woods, Worthington Lakes, Crawshaw Hall, Aberdeen Bridge and Farm, Little Scotland, Freezeland Farm, Haigh, Haigh Hall Woods, Sennicar Lane, Leeds Liverpool Canal
Start Point: Red Rock Car Park Grid Reference: SD 583 098 
Distance: 8.6 miles Ascent: 550 feet
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Dull and overcast until lunch. Afternoon showers turned into driving rain and hail for the last stretch along the canal.
Comments:

14 walkers. The former railway line makes for pleasant walking. It is a pity that opportunities were missed to convert other former railway lines to footpaths.

The catkins in Red Rock car park reminded us that spring is not too far away

Red Rock Station was on a line built by the Lancashire Union Railway and opened in 1869

We walked a stretch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal to Arley Hall

The moated Arley Hall is now a golf club house

Crossing the River Douglas in Arley Woods

We walked by the end of the Worthington Lakes

Heading up to Aberdeen Farm

A farmer near Little Scotland had been clearing his ditches

We crossed several fields heading to Freezeland Farm

We passed lots of gorse as we climbed up to Haigh village

These pigs in the Haigh Hall woods were not impressed by visiting Fylde Ramblers

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