Hawcoat to Askam Brickworks

Name of walk Hawcoat to Askam Brickworks
Date of walk 2021-04-14

On Wednesday, fellow bell ringer Sue, took me on the circular walk that she had recently done from her home on Dalton Lane towards Askam Brickworks and back via a different route. The weather was warm and coats were not needed. Our walk was 7.6 miles.

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Sue's map of the walk she did on Saturday. We did the same except for the end where we extended it slightly.

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The view from Rakesmoor Lane.

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We cross the main road and take the road off left down to Thwaite Flat. I have not been here since they built the A590. We cross the railway and take the left under the A590 to Chapel Hills.

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Chapel Hills.

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Primroses.

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Wood Anemones and violets.

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Primroses and Violets.

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More Wood Anemones.

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Old LNER signpost put to good use!

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I nipped across the railway crossing near to Park Farm to look at the fishing ponds. Looking rather gorgeous!

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Duck pond at Park Farm.

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White fritillaries

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Chicken invesigating a pile of rubble.

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Muscovy duck.

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Daffodils.

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More ponds on the way to the Brickworks.

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The path ahead.

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The Askam Brickworks. We cross the main road and take the old road towards Dalton. Eventually we cross back over the main road and head in towards Green Haume.

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Lambs!

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View back down on to the fishing pond. We stopped at a bench and had a coffee from my flask.

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View back down on to Park Farm and out to Blackcombe.

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View back towards the brickworks.

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The steps down to the dreaded crossing of the A590. No lives were lost!

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More sheep and one brown mini bison in disguise!

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I think it's a Ryeland Sheep.

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We don't return via Rakesmoor Lane but head down towards Millwood, taking the path up the banking, crossing the main road and then taking this path up to the new plantation.

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View back. We cross the field and head left down to Abbey Road and back up Dalton Lane.

The 7.6 miles took us three hours and forty minutes, forty-five minutes of that was ‘stopped time’….time for coffee, chat and taking photos.

A good walk, passing some interesting places not normally seen. Thanks Sue!

Jo.

 

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