The March Ramble – Led by John Dixon
The Seven ramblers assembled at the triangle in Long Preston on a rather dismal Saturday morning and set off in a northerly direction taking the first lane on the left which led to a series of styles over several fields to a farm track. At the next field a stream was reached and because of the rain was crossed with difficulty. After four other fields Brookill Gill Beck had to be crossed with even more difficulty, and thence up onto Langber Lane which was followed for about a mile.
Along this track a barn, at least 5 miles from the nearest road – Brookilber barn was being converted into a large luxury house, making it one of the most remote houses in Yorkshire. At Great Houber on Hellifield Moor, the group took a footpath in a south-westerly direction to Haw Lane and then on to Little Newton, and New House Lane and returning back to Long Preston.
A good ramble of five and a half miles in bleak conditions.
Jim & Janet Sommerville