Warton Crag Nature Reserve and Peter Lane Lime Kiln

Name of walk Warton Crag Nature Reserve and Peter Lane Lime Kiln
Date of walk 2014-01-18

On Saturday morning we drove to Warton in Lancashire for our annual family and friends walk which is usually held on Boxing Day, but as several people were away at Christmas it was postponed until today. We went via L’Arche in Preston to pick up Brendan’s brother Tim, and Samuel, who is from Germany. We dropped Tim off at Colleen’s house, but Samuel was keen to join us on our traditional walk. The forecast was for more rain, but thankfully the rain had stopped, but due to all the recent rain the ground was saturated and very muddy. John had planned today’s walk to incorporate Peter Lane Lime Kiln and a walk through the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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Group photo in the car park with Warton Crag behind. Taken by Samuel.

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After a very muddy walk through the woods we reach the lane.

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Horses and a foal in a field.

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We make our way along the road.

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We may not have bears or big cats in this country, but obviously some of our wildlife must be vicious!

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Peter Lane Lime Kiln in Yealand Conyers on the Leighton Hall Estate.

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We stop for hot chocolate and mince pies.

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The information board.

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Fungi at the lime kiln entrance.

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We head away from the lime kiln, through lots of limestone.

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Part of a natural limestone wall.

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We head back through Hyning Scout Wood.

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Back into Warton. We turn up right beside the pub

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St. Oswald's Church. The church has historical connections with George Washington's ancestors. The tower has three bells, but they are not fit to ring.

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Flooded fields.

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View out to Morecambe Bay.

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Then it was back to Colleen and John's house in Hest Bank where Colleen had prepared a sit down meal for 21 people!

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An excellent day in very good company. Many thanks to Colleen and John for their hospitality.

Jo.

 

 

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