Simon Graham – Hoghton Tower walk, 1st October 2022
Despite the weather the day before, the rain kept off all day on this fairly local walk that most people hadn’t done before. Shortly after stopping at the services we were dropped off outside the Royal Oak to start the walk. We went through lovely woodland, found lots of fungi, had great scenic views, passed under the marvellous Hoghton Bottoms Viaduct, and were amazed at the noise and amount of water flowing over the weir on the River Darwen. We stopped for lunch beside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal where we saw a really good example of a Fly Agaric toadstool. We then walked alongside the canal to make our way back to the Royal Oak for drinks before boarding the coach for the journey home. Thanks Julie for an interesting walk.