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Lathom Revisited - Tuesday Social Walk

Tue 13th Feb 2024

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Northern England
Local Group
West Lancashire
Start Time
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

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