Walk No. 136
Charnock Richard Walk 11-
After some pre-
Continuing along the muddy route, we could hear the drone of traffic and we exited into a field by means of a ladder stile, following the hedge line for a short distance, to climb a footbridge over the M6 leading us into another wooded area and onto a drive where we turned left towards Park Hall and the now defunct amusement centre of Camelot which opened in 1983 and following declining numbers eventually closed in 2012.
Crossing Park Hall Rd and entering a field via a stile we continued around its perimeter until entering a very heavily overgrown area which necessitated Reg taking the lead to beat down Himalayan Balsam, Brambles, and any other impeding vegetation, we eventually emerged on a path bringing us on to Stocks Lane where we turned right leading us back to Park Hall Rd.
Turning uphill for a short distance, we then took a right down a bridleway over Syd Brook,through a tree lined route to emerge onto Red Lane and subsequently branch right into Back Lane at the end of which a path led us to stile and bridge where we re-
Resuming the route in a northerly direction we crossed into a field and followed the hedge line to Tunsteads Cottage and Old Hall Lane. Due to what appeared to be advancing adverse weather conditions and time having overtaken us, a management decision was taken to follow the lane back to the A 49 and make our way back to our starting point.
This route had been pre-