|Walk:||Conder Green, Glasson, Cockersand Abbey, Cockerham, Galgate, Aldcliffe|
|Start Point:||Conder Green||Grid Ref:||SD 457 562|
|Distance:||16 miles||Ascent:||740 feet|
|Weather:||Very mild and dry with clear blue sky.|
11 members of the group, led by Ian & Karen
|Comments:||The Breath of Fresh Air walk was devised by
Norman Thomas of the East Lancashire Long Distance Walkers Association.
It was adopted as an official way-marked footpath in 2010 in recognition
of Norman's valuable contribution to the pursuit of walking and his
dedicated work for charity over many years.
The original route is 22 miles but there are shorter route options of 4, 7, 11 and 15 miles following railways of the past and along the beautiful estuary of the River Lune. We took the 15 mile route which included boggy fields and a long stretch on the canal towpath. The minimal ascent enabled the group to walk at a fast pace, arriving back at the cars in record time.
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Glasson Dock comes into view soon after the start of the walk
Trying to make out the distant hills listed in the viewpoint
Cockerham Sands are a haven for birdlife
Walking along a sea defence banking
A sunny banking for a morning break, looking across . . .
Looks like a giant has dragged his comb across this field
Lancaster Canal . . .
where we find lots of boats . . .
and a picnic table for our lunch stop
The afternoon sun highlights the bridge . . .
and the trees