Looking across the River Wenning towards Hornby Castle.
The River Wenning at Wennington.
Our best view of Ingleborough.
Grumpy fishermen in the River Lune at Loyn Bridge.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.9 miles. Climb: 961'.
Time: 7 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike D.
Weatherwise, this was a good day for walking, but conditions underfoot were such that the Peak District is a very poor second when it comes to mud! Not only did we have mud, but we also had flooded fields to negotiate.
Until we reached the River Lune we had only seen short glimpses of The River Greta and River Welling. Before lunch we had distant views of the three peaks of Yorkshire (Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough), but their tops were in mist / cloud. Our best view came much later as we approached the railway line near Melling, but this time only Ingleborough could be seen.
On days like this, this walk didn't have much to commend it, and will probably be filed with walks like Arrenig Fach, as a walk never to be repeated!
Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Rook, Chafffinch, Common blackbird, Mallard, Canada goose, Long-tailed tit, Common snipe, Eurasian curlew, Mute swan, Grey heron, Whooper swan and Goosander.
The best part of the day, was finding that the Nertherton Hall at Frodsham was a Lees Pub. That pint of Lees went some way to revive two very tired walkers. The excellent food and pot of tea helped too.