This month’s “SCRAMBLERS” walk took the group on a 7.5 mile walk continuing our exploration of Eccleston
For a change, we had a dry day for the walk. Four members of the Scramblers group met up at the community car park on Drapers Avenue, following local roads until we reached Red Lane. Following this single track lane for a mile we dropped onto a wooded Bridleway through the fields to Heskin Green.
Following the main road back towards Eccleston, we headed to Heskin Hall Craft Centre for a coffee and comfort break. Whilst there looking what was on offer in the shops one of the group found a new Ukulele shop had opened. ( take note Ukeleylanders !)
A short walk down the old estate lane towards Howe Brooke Hall brought us to our halfway point and lunch stop.
The return leg took us down Bannister Green then down Wrennels Lane to a steep slippery section to a footbridge across Howe Brook then onto Tannersmith Lane in Mawdesley.
We soon arrived at the Robin Hood Pub, turning right we followed Tinklers Lane back into Eccleston and headed for the church. A short break and a discussion about architecture and historical landscape feature we headed up the Church Walk, the ancient trackway which lead from the church to The Farmers Arms Pub. Back onto Red Lane, we retraced our steps back to the car park.
During the walk, we talk about many and varied topics. This time we touched on Tennon Topped Gate posts . Please check the link to an articles I wrote a while ago.
We are planning to do a monthly walk of between seven and ten mile. If you are interested check out the “SCRAMBLERS” page or speak to me at the next monthly meeting