Boxing Day Walk Along The River Lune 2009

Name of walk Boxing Day Walk Along The River Lune 2009
Date of walk 2009-12-26

We all gathered at the Crook O`Lune car park for our annual Boxing Day Walk. The car park was like an ice rink and had us all doing our own Torvill and Dean impressions.

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The going improved once we decended to the River Lune.

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Ellie the dog had forgotten she was dressed as Santa and went straight into the water for a dip, much to the amusement of everyone, especially Alice.

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Brrrrr.......she wasn`t in there for long!

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We wait for the slow ones to catch up.

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That`s them in the distance!

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Ellie running up and down to dry off.

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Group photo.

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Time for a snowball fight in the woods.

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...which seemed to be Paul versus everyone else.

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Hot mulled wine break.

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We headed for the bridge.

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Deer were spotted on the bank above.

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Still heading for the bridge.

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Time for another snowball fight.

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View from the Manchester Corporation Waterworks Aqueduct bridge. It takes the water from Thirlmere to Manchester by gravity alone.

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View of the pipes and snowball fight number 3.

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View from the other side.

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We walked back along the other side of the Lune.

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Old railway bridge back to the car park and the mince pies.

A good little walk which took about two hours and was all on the flat. We had to use a shovel to make a path to reverse the car as the car park ice still hadn`t thawed.
We then all went back to John and Colleen`s for a superb buffet tea where we met up with Brendan`s Mum and brother. The Sweeney`s won the Christmas quiz yet again!
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