Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
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Canada geese congregate in the field . . .
next to a swollen River Ribble . . .
but this swan has found a peaceful spot
The route crosses this field . . .
and is quite easy to follow . . .
but I'm not sure how successful the crop will be?
Remains of an ancient cross . . .
is marked on the map
Heading into Bolton-by-Bowland these houses . . .
show their age . . .
and those across the road would seem to be of the same era
The village green . . .
contains the remains of a 13th Century stone cross and old stocks . . .
while the green across the road accommodates a war memorial
Autumn has arrived
The Hall was demolished in the 1950s and the site is now occupied by private mews houses
Coronation Oak . . .
planted to commemorate the coronation of George V on 22nd June 1911
No mistaking which way to go . .
at this stile
Pendle Hill has a light covering of cloud
Enterprising egg sales
A swollen River Ribble from Gisburn Bridge . . .
where the steps lead nowhere today
'We don't need to worry about muddy boots!'
Crossing the trainline near Gisburn Cotes another bridge can be seen . . .
as I zoom in . . .
and looking back from the second bridge
Pendle Hill looks a lot closer now
A modern stone circle . . .
and Sword in the Stone . . .
but another item has been added . . .
to this unusual collection since I was last here . . .
and the nearby woods house more weird constructions . . .
but how bizarre is this . . .
a new use for old shoes!!!!
Arriving back in Sawley the depth of the River Ribble . . .
is shown on the marker post . . .
passed on the way to Sawley Bridge