Date: Monday 26th June 2017
Weather: Dark overcast, rain later
Leader: Graham Thomas
Party Number: 13
Distance and Time: 2 miles. 1 hours
A party of 13 set off from Brinscall Baths and walked along the pool before climbing up through Wheelton Plantation to listen for Wood Warbler without success but it was a good way to have a rest as well. A few other birds could be heard but being the end of June, most of the birds had stopped singing. At the top we went left then after a few yards took a path on right in woodland eventually coming out onto the Moor. We turned right and skirted the wood to a point where a path came out of the wood near the ruins of Liptrots Farm. The path continued up past an old quarry and sheepfold coming to a wide track. Went left and ended up at the top of Well Lane. The evening had been dark and overcast and now it started to rain so it was decided to call it a day and descended Well Lane back to Brinscall.
8 of the party had a well-deserved drink in The Golden Lion at Higher Wheelton.
This was a quiet evening because of the weather and because it was the end of June.
Black Headed Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Blue Tit h
Great Tit h
Coal Tit h
Willow Warbler h
Chiff Chaff h