|Walk:||Bolton-by-Bowland, Holden, Hungrill, Broad Ing, Wittons Farm, Blue Scar Wood, Lower Flass, Monubent Beck, Forest Becks|
|Start Point:||Bolton-by-Bowland car park||Grid Ref:||SD 784 493|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||640 feet|
|Weather:||Bright and sunny with no wind but still very cold|
On my own
|Comments:||Despite a forecast for a foggy day, I headed out to Bolton-by-Bowland and was rewarded with sun all day! Having been in this area on Sunday I was not surprised at the amount of snow still around but all the roads were clear. After Hungrill the path had been re-routed to miss out Wycongill and the directions were not clear. At Blue Scar Wood it was difficult to find the path as a hurdle had been put across the gap in the fence and it wasn't clear that the hurdle could be moved. Walking beside Monubent Beck was very picturesque but in the snow it was difficult to follow the path at times. Despite the navigation difficulties it was a good walk and a very enjoyable day.|
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The bare trees are spectacular against the blue sky
A quiet spot for elevenses . . .
beside a frozen stream . . .
with small gaps to reveal the flowing water
Dropping down to Monubent Beck . . .
where there is a concessionary path . . .
beside the stream
It is a winter wonderland today . . .
but not easy to follow the path . . .
and locate the bridges
Not much grass at the moment!
Crystals decorate the edges . . .
of the ice
More ice crystals . . .
on the way into Bolton-by-Bowland