|Walk:||High Moor, Harrock Hill, Parbold, Appley Bridge and Fairy Glen|
|Start Point:||Lay-by on A5209||Grid Reference:||SD 515 109|
|Distance:||8.5 miles||Ascent:||800 feet|
|Weather:||Some drizzle and overcast later|
|Comments:||Joining the Moderate group we walked through fields to reach the ruin of the Harrock Hill windmill. A very muddy track took us to the Bannister Farm then Hunter's Hill where there were good views to Blackpool Tower and the Ribble Estuary. After a short stroll through the centre of Parbold we joined the Leeds & Liverpool canal to make our way to Appley Bridge. Our route then took us through Fairy Glen and back to the cars. An enjoyable and relaxed walk, despite the mud!|
Towers of hay decorate the fields
Harrock Hill Windmill . . .
inuse in 1786 . . .
had a cellar to make loading easier
A rather damp morning stop . . .
after which we passed some bright gorse . . .
before admiring the views to Blackpool and the Ribble Estuary
Helen examines the local eggs . . .
before making our way past Harrock Hall
Gathering after our lunch break . . .
a muddy section needs careful navigation . . .
but a fallen tree branch . . .
makes the stile diffcult to cross
In Parbold we pass the building where an aunt had a grocery shop
Parbold Mill on the banks of . . .
the Leeds & Liverpool canal
The tow ropes wore grooves into the corners of the bridges
Leaving the canal at Appley Bridge . . .
our final section takes us . . .
past Sprodley Brook . . .
and through Fairy Glen