Once again a refreshing. nay bracing. walk for your healthy option post-Christmas festivities. We are returning to Lancashire villages and moors for your pennance. Where could you start a walk at a village which was the setting for a TV series, take in a Round Loaf Devils Ditch, memorial to a crashed Wellington bomber and visit underground stabling? The answer lies with a walk from White Coppice via Brinscall back to White Coppice. Where are we? If you know, join the leaders and advise them!
We meet at the cricket field at White Coppice (G.R. S.D. 620191). This is the TV location. From here we move south to Anglezarke Reservoir (ah, at last you know where you are?). Traveling down the east side of this water gives superb views of Lancashire. Leaving the reservoir before the dam, we climb to a modest height on to the ridge of Moorland (location of memorial). Now we cross open moorland (if weather inclement, alternative will be considered), passing Round Loaf and descend to Brinscall where lunch is taken appropriately at the Cricketers Arms (given starting point of walk) at approximately 1245 hours. Leaving the pub, (probably reluctantly) we then follow woodland paths and riverside walk taking in the site of underground stabling (if leaders can recollect location) back to White Coppice for approximately 1515 hours. It is likely to be very wet underfoot in places or, if you prefer, dry in parts, so good boots are essential. Meet at White Coppice (cricket ground) for 0930 hrs.