Midge Walkers

Walk  No. 48

Waddington 23/03/13

The latest walk undertaken by the Midge Walkers started at Waddington. I had never been to this area before and found it to be a really charming village which had won a best Yorkshire Village Award before coming over to the other side and winning a further 5 awards for the Best Lancashire Village. We had a smaller group than usual which was probably due to the horrible weather forecast, but that was totally unfounded as it was very good walking conditions.

Starting from Waddington, we made our way through West Bradford to the Ribble Way where we watched Sand martins and Swallows ducking and diving along the river. There were some lovely views, despite the Cement Works that was belching smoke up into the low cloud. We had a coffee stop before leaving the river where one of our party tried out a rope swing (young at heart). I think she regretted it later but enjoyed it at the time.

Our walk took us through Grindleton before going through some farms where there was some newly born calves and lambs. It was at this point that we were reliably in- formed that cows with pink noses are friendly. Our 7-mile walk was finished back at Waddington, completing a very easy, but interesting walk.

If you wish to join us on future walks, please contact Rodney Swarbrick by e mail at rvswarbrick@hotmail.com

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