Waiting for these? Yes, but there were others!
Jacob's Ladder, but not at our age!
The metal steps is the only way for us!
Our first view from across the estuary.
On the Sandstone Trail again.
At the end of the "cake" stop!
At the trig point on Helsby Hill.
waiting for lunch at the Netherton Hall.
Waiting for lunch at the Netherton Hall.
Walk stats: Distance: 6.8 miles. Climb: 1395'.
Time: 4 Hours 53 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Phil, Wendy, Mike, Carole, Celia and David S., Carol and Tim, Sue and Dave P., Annie, Fran and Tito, Sylvia and Dave J., Margaret and Roger, Sheila and Gordon.
Another glorious day for walking, dry and sunny throughout, even the wind wasn't cold, although it was a little on the strong side when we were on Helsby Hill. Good views across the Mersey towards Liverpool, particularly from Frodsham golf course and Helsby Hill.
The only downside was the fact that some of the paths at best could be described as rather muddy, and my boots for one had to be cleaned inside and out!
We had a short break for a drink and a piece of fruit cake at about 111-45, before the climb to the exposed summit of Helsby Hill!
Overall a good walk and with a superb meal. The manner in which the staff welcomed us (even opening up early to allow us the use of the facilities before the walk) and the way that they served us during the meal, makes this hostelry well worth recommending to anyone. They had three good Lees brews on too.
It is well worth considering a repeat for our next annual walk and meal.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, European robin, Dunnock, House sparrow, Carrion crow, Mallard, Black-billed magpie.
Our best turn out for a walk in 2013, and even better for the meal!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the cost of my meal.