Hyndburn 11-06-2017 – Leader Dougie

Hyndburn 11-06-2017 – Leader Dougie

Dougie led us from the start down to the old railway track towards Baxenden.  We crossed the A680 and went up past Baxenden Cricket and Golf Club towards the A56.  Here we ran the gauntlet and managed to cross the busy road, continuing on to join the King’s Highway, an old bridleway.  We took our elevenses in an old quarry, now used by mountain bikers.

We continued along a track running parallel with the A56, passing below Great Hameldon towards Huncoat quarries, then it was back under the A56 to Peel Park, where lunch was taken.  Dropping down from the park, we almost went into Accrington before climbing again, up to High Riley Farm.  It was then through several farms before dropping down to Lower Baxenden.  Crossing over the A680, we went to Oak Hill Park to see the magnificent War Memorial, then out onto Hollins Lane.  On our way back to the cars we saw the N W Air Ambulance, which had landed on a playing field.  Several locals and our group tried to find out why, but no one knew, although mountain rescue did seem to be involved.  Anyway, it was back to our cars, then afternoon tea at Winfield’s.  Many thanks to Dougie for a different but enjoyable walk.

(Pics & write up Jean)

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