Monday 7th August
A lovely summers evening
The Preston Society consisting of 20 people set off from the boarded up Myerscough Smithy and walked down the access track towards Fold Farm. The Farmer came up to meet us as he had heard his Cattle were restless and came to investigate. We chatted before continuing along path by the side of his buildings. In the field we turned right to Moorhouses. These were a line of Cottages that the path went behind. One of them had a 1690 AD Datestone.
We turned right and walked slowly down Woods Brow, a lovely quiet lane. This led to the junction at Bezza Lane. By walking just to the right and looking over a gate, the Ribble Valley could be seen way below.
We walked down Bezza Lane then left down to Pickering Fold Farm then descended behind the farm down into a valley to cross Bezza Brook then climbed up though fields and back to Folds Farm and back to the start. Enroute we saw 3 female Roe Deer and further along near the Bezza junction, a Male Roe Deer.
A group of 13 sat outside The Boddington Arms after a beautiful Summer's evening walk. The still conditions was perfect for viewing Wildlife.
Black Headed Gull
Tree Sparrow h
Pied Wagtail 7+
Roe Deer 3f 1m
Brown Hare 1