Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Another new walk

Sun 23rd January 2011
           I've been a walker for over 50 years and sometimes it's difficult to walk without going over the same old ground, after searching the map I worked out a new walk that took us in fairly familiar country side but in a totally different direction, because of the lay of the land and because of the topography this should give us some good views.
   Nothing in particular to look at but after talking to a local farmer the local moorland streams are good for the Salmon & Sea Trout when they spawn in Nov. & Dec so it's another area to bear in mind at the end of this year.
      The walk starts and finishes at Slaidburn in the Trough of Bowland an area of outstanding natural beauty.

                                  The village of Slaidburn

                                  Making for Easington Fell

This is a tradition in the countryside which I think is a bit macabre. After the (Mole Chap) has visited the farm and laid his mole traps underground in the mole runs he hangs his trophies on the barbed wire to rot, sometimes I've seen as many as a hundred strung out on the fencing.

                             Nearing the top of Easington fell

The top of Near Brown Hill on Easington Fell, surprisingly wild considering it's modest height of only 1150 ft.

                            Looking north towards Pen-y-ghent

                            The view into the Trough of Bowland

The way down was very slippy because the ground just below the surface was still frozen and three of us took a tumble.

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