The April Ramble – Led by J & J Sommerville
The published walk was walked the previous day and was found to be very muddy and as only 4 walkers had mustered, an alternative walk was substituted. It started from the ferry car park at Knott End on a beautiful sunny but windy day. The walk followed the sea wall for 2½ miles to its end and then turned southeast onto Fluke Hall Lane and thence to Wheel Lane. After passing a large hotel the walkers took a footpath on the right across several fields, one of which had a dozen or so horses and ponies who decided to accompany the group on the ramble. One of the ramblers had a fan club of 5 horses around him, they sensed he had Polo Mints on his person.
Escaping from the horses over a foot bridge, the walkers passed a quail farm and then on into the village of Knott End and back to the sea wall and promenade and the car park.
A pleasant walk of six miles in perfect walking weather.
Jim & Janet Sommerville