25th March 2016
was a pleasant morning for a walk with Roger and Denise
before Margaret had to resume Granny visiting duties.
stretch of Lancaster Canal that none of us had previously
explored was the most northerly section that is navigable,
heading south from the Tewitfield Marina. We semi-cheekily
parked the car at the Longlands Hotel and set off along
the tow path. It was a nice spring day when the
sun shone but cold when the clouds scuttled by. Fortunately
there was more sun than cloud.
stretch of canal is pleasant rather than remarkable
and there is not really a lot to report. We crossed
over at Capernwray and followed the east bank northwards
until we came to a now unused short side branch.
path, across open fields with distant views to Wharton
Scar and the Lakeland Hills, led us to Green Bank and
a short stroll to Borwick.
is a lovely small village, more of a hamlet really,
full of old and well restored houses around a village
green and overlooked by Borwick
This dates back to the 13th Century although what
you can see is mostly 15th and restored in the 20th
century. It is now run as an outdoor education and conference
centre by Lancashire County Council.
was another lovely old village- Priest Hutton. This
also has what seems a grand old building but sadly is
well screened by a massive wall and I have found no information
Lane led us back to the canal and the rear entrance
to the Marina. Having returned to the Longlands Hotel,
we redeemed ourselves from our earlier cheekiness by
tucking into excellent beer and sandwiches.
Saturday 25th March 2016
Distance: 5.9 miles
Height climbed: 332 feet
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