||Thornley Hall Fell, Duddle
Hill, Duddle Brook, Starling Brook, Clough Bank. Hurst
Green, Dean Brook, Greengore, Crowshaw House, Spire Hill
||SD 639 401
||Overcast but warm
||The first half of the walk
was nearly all downhill to Hurst Green, but navigating
through fields and farms became rather tedious. The
second half of the walk had to be changed as the
footpath to the north east just before Greengore was
fenced off and no longer passable. However, the
alternative route avoided fields and was quite
enjoyable, despite it being mainly uphill. The sun had
emerged towards the end of the walk but distant views
were still hazy.
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It require two footbridges . . .
to cross Duddle Brook
Hurst Green War Memorial - no so colourful today
The rock is worn smooth in Dean Brook
Greengore, a 17th century house which is reputed to occupy the
site of a shooting lodge belonging to King John (1357 - 1433)
Is this the lookout . . .
for the rest of the group blocking the path?
It is some time since the trees were felled . . .
and now new growth is making headway
A particularly shapely tree on the edge of the plantation
Any ideas what this is called?
A small copper is followed by . . .
a female peacock
The trig point . . .
on Spire Hill
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