Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Walk: Till House, Beacon Hill, Smalden Lane, Greaves, Broad Ing, Stoop Lane, Bolton-by-Bowland, Sawley Bridge
Start Point: Sawley Grid Reference: SD 777 465
Distance: 11.5 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 5.75 hours
Weather: Mainly sunny
Comments: A relaxed walk mainly across fields and stiles with the the route being very ovegrown in places suggesting that some paths are not often walked. A couple of footbridges were quite well hidden but saved us from some difficult crossings.

A buzzard warns us that we are in his territory

A good footbridge takes us across Hill Brook

Beacon Hill with Pendle Hill in the distance . . .

and me . . .

and Sheila

Is this a creche?

Mum seems quite relaxed . . .

as one calf checks us out

Ingleborough from Smalden Lane

Quite a little menagerie . . .

with alpacas, llamas . . .

and sheep

This bridge is quite well hidden . . .

until you get close to it

Interesting windows at Broad Ing

Bolton-by-Bowland bridge

Base of ancient cross near Bolton-by-Bowland

Looking for food . . .

on the . . .

River Ribble

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