Walk No. 67
Hurst Green 26-
11 walkers met in Hurst Green with time for a toasted teacake and coffee at Millie’s tea room. Millie runs this tea room with help from her parents and it’s well worth a visit if you are in the area. The weather was very pleasant as we set off promptly at 11 o-
When we came to Hacking Hall on the far bank, we stopped for a short coffee break and to watch the Swallows and Sand Martins swooping and diving over the river. It was here that there used to be a ferry but it was unclear why or where it would lead to. The second river was joined, the River Calder and then the River Hodder. We passed Winckley Hall and walked through some beautiful woodland before Rodney was able to point out a luxurious pig sty
Another woodland walk through Hacking wood was negotiated before Stoneyhurst College came into view for the first time where we stopped for lunch at the side of a very busy road. Lunch finished and feet rested, we continued down the main road until we spotted Cromwell’s Bridge. After looking at this for a while we turned away from it and followed the River Hodder and into the grounds of Stoneyhurst College, before returning to Hurst Green after a nice 7 mile walk. Rodney again filled us with information throughout the walk to make it a very entertaining day.
Well done Rodney, despite not being able to count the stiles.