Wedenesday, 2th March 2019

Walk: Logwood Mill Farm, The Goit, White Coppice, Mouldy House farm and Eagle Tower
Start Point: The Dressers Arms, Wheelton Grid Reference: SD 603 212 
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: 300 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Mild and sunny
Comments:

Two walks took place from the Dressers Arms, the main walk had a compliment of thirty- three and a shorter walk of three miles attracted ten people.  The main walk was undulating and was on tracks, lanes and field paths.  Although there had been heavy rains in previous days the paths weren't too muddy.  The weather was quite mild for March and it became necessary for some people to cast a clout or two.  Several Ramblers from the Chorley Group and a party of Special Needs Persons also joined the Fylde group for todays walk.  The area is very scenic with views of Winter Hill and Rivington Pike to the east, and the Fylde Coast and Ribble Estuary to the west.  The Dressers Arms is so called because of Stone dressers that worked in nearby quarries.  Another enjoyable meal with quick service.

The group eager to be making tracks

The leader

There was a Welshman, an Englishman and an Irishman enjoying a walk around Wheelton

Departing White Coppice (a cricket ground in summer)

A memorial to Albert & George Winstanley (1914/18) at White Coppice

Heading for Wheelton

A scene at Heapey

On the return to Wheelton via some reservoirs (probably mill lodges at one time)

The Group dwarfed by a railway bridge that used to carry
the Chorley to Blackburn line

An unusual sign at Wheelton

On the last leg of the walk

The Dressers Arms (see notes regarding name)

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