Saturday, June 26, 2010

Parlick and Fairsnape Fell Walk

Paraglider against blue sky with fluffy clouds

Armed with a surprise afternoon pass (thanks Maggie) I slipped on my old walking boots and headed for the hills.  Parlick and Fairsnape fells lie to the north west of the village of Chipping, and together with the adjacent Wolf, Blindhurst, Saddle and Home House fells form and extensive open access area.  Popular with walkers and birdwatchers, the area is also used by gliders, which adds to the spectacle.  The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL41 covers the area and names the places mentioned here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stocks Reservoir

Stocks Reservoir
Stocks Reservoir lies to the north of the picturesque village of Slaidburn and adjacent to Gisburn Forest which lies to the east.  It is a working reservoir, providing drinking water primarily for the Fylde area of Lancashire, and it is also managed by United Utilities to provide leisure facilities (for walking, fishing, picnics and birdwatching) and offer a variety of habitats for wildlife conservation (coniferous and broadleaf woodland, meadows, bog and moorland).  The water catchment area around the reservoir is used for forestry and farming (mostly raising traditional Swaledale sheep).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Longridge Field Day 2010 Pictures

The sun was out, the mood was relaxed, and most importantly Field Day this year was all about the kids having fun. Here's how it looked:

Gold Wings leading the Longridge Field Day parade
Gold Wings leading the Longridge Field Day parade

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Longridge Field Day - Saturday 12th June 2010

It's Longridge Field Day next Saturday, our local version of what other parts of the county call Gala Day/Carnival/Rose Queen Procession etc., so I thought I'd post the schedule (taken from the Programme published by the Longridge Field Day Committee) in case anyone fancied joining the fun - if so I'll see you there.

Fun Fair

Friday 11th 6pm - 9pm & Saturday 12th 12 noon - 6pm

Programme of Events on Saturday 12th

10:30 amJudging of Decorated Houses/Shops by the Mayor
12:00 noonVintage/Classic Cars and Gold Wing Motor Cycle Club assemble on Spar Car Park
12:00 noonParade assembles Civic Hall Car Park
12:30 pmParade moves off led by Vintage/Classic Cars and Gold Wing Bikes
1:45 pmCrowning of the Field Day Queen, Shannon Callaghan
2:00 pmFancy Dress Judging in the Arena
2:30 pmLongridge Gym Club
3:00 pmJanet Sutcliffe School of Dancing
3:30 pmATC Display
3:30 pmPunch and Judy
3:30 pmJudging Vintage/Classic Cars and Gold Wing Motorbikes
4:00 pmFootball Semi Finals and Tug of War Semi Finals
4:45 pmFootball Final and Tug of War Final
5:00 pmField Day Raffle Draw

NB: Times subject to change

Beacon Fell Country Park

Bowland Visitors Centre at Beacon Fell
Bowland Visitors Centre

Yesterday was Holly's monthly meeting at Junior Rangers for a round of pond dipping, which gave me chance to go for a solo wander around the fell.