Sunday, 16th December 2012
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The group gathers in the car park
Heading across Skirden Beck . . .
and past the large oak tree . . .
where the group stops to examine the base of an ancient cross
The market cross, stocks and a mill wheel adorn the village green . . .
with memorial across the road
The church of St Peter & St Paul . . .
where a church has stood since 1190
The tree commemorates the coronation of George V on 22nd June 1911 . . .
as described on the plaque
Lesley demonstrates how to avoid the mud . . .
and Pat follows suit
A sunny bank is the ideal spot for elevenses
No doubt which way to go here . . .
but just in case you're not sure ---
And the group follows the directions . . .
to walk past the 16th century Fooden Hall Farm, one of only two in the country with a dovecote above the porch . . .
and a pony trap from days gone by
Crossing Park House Beck and on past . . .
some fluffy looking sheep
The River Ribble from Gisburn Bridge, and on the opposite bank . . .
the water has nearly reached the base of the copiced trees
On the Ribble Way before we climb through Steep Wood . . .
which we exit . . .
by a flight of steps
Crossing the Leyland to Colne railway track . . .
and back again
The groups heads for the stone circle . . .
which cannot be termed as 'ancient' . . .
and Garry attempts to remove the sword from the stone . . .
while the ladies try out the 'conveniences' . . .
before the men take their turn
The 'chair in the woods' is one of the many bizarre exhibits . . .
in this area
Merry Christmas to all
Phil checks out his rib eye steak, topped by battered onion rings