A return to normality today found us in the sunshine that was absent yesterday (report pending) with Isabella, pictured above in Walton Park, where Sue and I enjoyed excellent coffees from the barge cafe.
Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Friday 29 April 2022
Tuesday 26 April 2022
This was another short outing whilst Kate endured chemotherapy in Preston. I parked at Brook Bottom, Claughton, where judging by the space and the signage an early start would be needed at a weekend or in the summer.
It was quiet today though, and the visitor centre at Beacon Fell was closed apart from the toilets. I set off over a bridge and past Brockmill, to enter a meadow. With the river on my left I enjoyed the valley walk up to the scout camp that is adorned with activity areas such as archery, and there's a huge campfire pit.
The fell was home to one of a chain of beacons across the country that warned of invasion during the Spanish and Napoleonic wars. In 1970 it became one of Britain's first Country Parks.
Note that BC did this walk earlier in March. His excellent report is here.