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Blackrod Community Walkers

September walk – Limbrick to Anglezarke

We gathered in the car park of the Black Horse Inn at Limbrick. After 10 days of persistent heavy showers the weather had turned fair for our walk. The threat of a heavy shower remained but the sun shone as 14 of us with two dogs set off.

Across the road and behind the pub we followed a footpath along the River Yarrow in glorious sunshine. The ground was a bit soggy but not half as bad as we thought it might be after all the recent rain. Up under the M61 to Back Lane, where we turned left towards Healy Nab passing the riding stables at Heath Fold Farm. We continued along the wide gravel lane to Moor Road where we passed the old farm house with M TARM 1696 over the door. This 320 year old picturesque cottage is still in very good condition. Not sure my 30 year old house will still be habitable in another 300 years.

Walking down the road we arrived at Waterman’s Cottage where we had a coffee break. Walking round the end of Anglezarke Reservoir we then climbed back up the footpath under High Bullough Reservoir and continued around Anglezarke arriving again at Back Lane. There were a couple of very short, light showers as we took this path but nothing to get us more than slightly damp. We then dropped down the bridleway at the side of Kay’s Farm ending up at Hut Lane before walking along Long Lane back to the Black Horse for lunch. With a warm welcome in the pub we settled in for an excellent lunch and some convivial chat. The end of another good day out with the walking group. Vic

Next walk: Tuesday 10th October.  A walk through Borsdane Wood (about 6 miles) and lunch at The Gerrard Arms.  Meet at The Gerrard Arms, 615 Bolton Rd, Aspull, Wigan WN2 1PZ car park, to start walking at 10am.  Walk leader Vic 07775922433.  If you need a pick up at St Katharine’s Church in Blackrod at 9:30 call Vic.