Friday, 9th July 2021

Walk: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Dunscar, Wilpshire Road, Height House, Lower Side Beet, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Start Point: Trident Way, Blackburn Grid Reference: SD 703 296
Distance: 4 miles Ascent: 379 feet
Time: 1. 8 hours
Weather: Humid with sunny spells
Comments: This walk was planned to pass the time while my car was being serviced at Bowker Blackburn BMW. It started off well but then there were a few problems. At Dunscar Farm two gates linked together with a large herd of cows next to them blocked the footpath and I had to find an alternative route. With lush undergrowth some of the footpaths were difficult to navigate and the route from Blackburn Old Road to Lower Side Beet was non existent!!

Leeds Liverpool canal . . .

provides a peaceful way to travel

The undergrowth on this narrow path . . .

makes walking difficult . . .

as it reaches 6 feet tall!!

New waymarkers - but where was the footpath?

A canada goose gathering . . .

where one seems to be in charge . . .

and tries to warn me away

Follow the leader

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