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Lathom Revisited - Tuesday Social Walk

Tue 13th Feb 2024

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Northern England
Local Group
West Lancashire
Distance
9ml.
Start Time
10am
Route
Start 10am in layby on Hall Lane Opposite Cranes Lane L40 5UQ SD 454 091 W3W blacks.encounter.irrigate

A re-run of the remount walk but in reverse. Enjoyed by many last time.
A short walk to the Chapel for talk. Light refreshments for a donation towards the upkeep of the Chapel accepted, so bring some change. WC in the Chapel. Then an 8 – 9 mile flat easy walk, muddy in places with some stiles and gates. Dogs welcome but not in Chapel.

Highlights include:
– Talk by Dorothy Hawkins on the Siege of Lathom House 1644-1645
– Retrace a short part of the Remount Horse walk
– St James Church Built by earl Derby for £3000 and the land given by
Lord Skelmersdale (Edward Bootle-Wilbraham)
– Rough Wood where the stone for St James Church was quarried.
Proposed lunch stop
– Lady’s Walk
– Pass along side Blythe Hall a grade II listed building with its training gallops,
once owned by Dave Whelan
– Burscough Priory built around 1190, but only ruins remain. The original eight bells
divided between Ormskirk and Croston churches.
– Visit the last remaining building of the Remount Depot

Start and Finish

Entry Details:

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