Sunday, 13th November 2011


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.
Accompanied by:

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 . . .


Cockerham Marsh




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

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