Monday, 23 August 2010

A suuny day in late summer ( a walk to the centre of Great Britain)

Monday Aug 23rd 2010
            Yesterday was a glorious sunny day it wasn't hot but it was clear and fresh, perfect for a walk in my favorite corner of Lancashire, I think it offers the best countryside that our lovely county has to offer. Part of the walk goes through the Royal Dutcy Estate and it is said to be one of the Queens favourite stretches of countryside.In parts it's similar to the countryside around Royal Deeside in Scotland.

      The walk of almost 10 miles starts and finishes in the lovely village of Slaidburn, it's a circular walk with lovely riverside scenery and good views from the edge of the moors All the walk is within the Forest of Bowland an area of outstanding natural beauty.

                       Along the banks of the beautiful River Hodder

    On route to Dunsop Bridge the exact geographic centre of Great Britain

 The Post office and Teashop known as Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge

                         The Telephone boxes claim to fame
                 The walk back along the edge of the Bowland Fells

   One of the few flowers we saw on the walk.....the Meadow crane's bill

                                     Cuckoo Pint berries

              The finish of the walk.... the lovely old village of Slaidburn

1 comment:

  1. I love the shots with the fluffy white clouds and blue sky, August has been shy of days like that.....again!!