An Amble with Adders

An amble with adders walk 21 Jan, leader Aaron Hookway.

6 brave walkers left the BMW Distribution Center to walk to Crowle on a very cold morning with a forecast of snow and rain. We walked to and then through Moorends to the site of the old Thorne mine and then onto the moor.

The Thorne Moors are part of the Humberhead Levels the largest low lying bog in the UK. It is made up of Thorne Moor. Crowle Moor, Goole Fields and Hatfield moor.

We were pleased it was very cold because a lot of the mud froze which made walking a lot easier. We stopped at the viewing platform for a drink and the made for the Bailey bridge that spanned the dyke that gave us access to Crowle moor where we were rewarded by a herd of roe deer jumping the fence in front of us.

The snow now started as forecast so we continued on to the Red Lion pub at Crowle for a much needed warm and refreshments.

Suitably refreshed we continued on to Ealand and then headed for the Stainforth and Keadby canal. We reached the canal as the snow turned to rain fortunately on our backs and continued on to Thorne, by the time we got to the Wykewell Bridge in Thorne we had had enough of the canal. Moving through Thorne we found the BMW Distribution Center.

Well done Aaron for a great walk well led on a challenging day.