Four of us on were on Norman's brisk walk from Grimsargh.  This was a place I'd never heard of before as is often the case with Norman's walks in new areas but only 35 minutes up the M61/M6 and a pleasant village and area.  We couldn't park next to the church without risking being locked in on our return so we used a carpark by the village green.

Off on the walk and through fields of long, wet grass.  In the first few miles we encountered 5 or 6 fields with curious or aggressive cattle in them and a careful eye needed to be kept on them.  Although there wasn't much climbing involved as this is a generally level area the walked proved a measure of difficulty with the going being "heavy".  What climbing we achieved came from the numerous styles.  A prize would have been given for naming the number of styles but there had been so many we lost count. 

Coffee was taken after a couple of hours in the morning, when it started to rain.  So full waterproofs on for an hour or so.  This of course wet the long grass again and at the end of the walk I don't think my boots could have been much wetter.  We could hear the noise of the motorway (M6) for a while but never crossed it.  A late stop for lunch in the grounds of a small chapel made us realise Norman hadn't forgotten about eating.  We finished our walk at 15:30 and there was a village cricket match taking place on the village green. 

Another excellent walk in a not normally walked area.  Thanks Norman.

Steve