I have titled this number 3 although the last actual walk was titled number 1. Back in January 2013, I walked the first part with Gimmer - see post here CLICK, so today's effort is actually the third section walked.
After several days of bad weather and being messed about with the repair to Yeti expecting it to be ready on a daily basis from last Saturday I was suffering acute cabin fever on Sunday, so I was off and away. I am still waiting to hear about Yeti as I write this on Monday morning; I dread to think what the cost of the EGR valve replacement is going to come to - it seems they have to dismantle many parts of the engine to get to it.
Weather forecasts have been remarkably accurate for more than a year now, but today rain forecast from 2:00pm onwards never arrived and I had blue sky and sunshine all the way, but the predominant ingredient was mud featuring squelchy paths through woods and waterlogged fields, but I am proud to say that my feet were still dry at the end even though I was only wearing trail shoes.
|Click to enlarge - Wyre Way from north to south in green first, and return route in purple. The Wyre Way in green continues north and south before and after my start and finish today|
|The Wyre looking north from Street Bridge at the start of this walk|
|These two were threatening each other energetically without actually coming to blows, the guy in the background was moving int to see what all the fuss was about - better than watching tele?|
|One of two M6 crossings. You will see from the map that I was never far away from the motorway and I could hear the roar throughout the whole of the walk|
|From the M6 bridge with snow covered Bowland Hills. |
At about 70m above sea level this was probably as far as I got in terms of "going high"
|Out of Scorton.|
The WW folows this road for a couple of kilometres, but just by the distant tree a raised footpath on banking above the river has been constructed as a Milennium project making for pleasant walking despite the road.
|Zoom - Nicky Nook - a popular walk ascends this little fell from Scorton - we did it many times when living in Preston - great views|
|What can you say?|