Walk stats: Distance: 10.5 miles; Climb: 828'; Time: 4 hours 25 minutes;
Walking Average: 2.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Richard, Michel, Tim, Gordon and Dave J.
The walk started from the Barn Bridge car park in Delamere Forest and made use of the Sandstone Trail and Delamere Way footpaths. This isn't a walk that will linger long in the memory, but nevertheless it was pleasant amble across easy terrain and the weather was kind too!
Plenty of flowers were blooming and one fungus was spotted. The only animals seen today were Rabbits, Grey squirrels, a Vole and a dead Mole! Birds seen or heard included: Skylarks, Buzzards, Carrion crow, Raven, Wren, Great tit, Willow warbler, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Mistle thrush and Nuthatch.
After walk refreshments were taken at he recently refurbished Carriers Inn. Plenty of money has been spent on making this venue spic and span, and during our stay the landlady was seen with a dustpan and brush sweeping up after a few walkers (even more wrinkly than us!) had left. Pleasant and clean, but not much character - not really our kind of hostelry!