Friday, 15 September 2017

Day 5. Milnthorpe to Morecambe

Hello. The landlady at The Bull makes a very nice breakfast, and charged me only £35. The en suite was ultra modern and the room was comfortable. Couldn't ask for more. 
Another nice day today, except for a couple of odd showers which lasted all of a few minutes late afternoon. There was still a lot of water lying about in the fields so I marched at a brisk pace along minor roads. At least on tarmac I don't have to be forever looking down at what my feet are doing, and I can gaze at the scenery. 
I left Milnthorpe and went over the bridge on the River Bela, and into the deer park. I only saw two deer, the rest must be hiding. It was a beautiful morning. 
This is Dallam Tower.

I soon came into the village of Beetham. Pretty cottages, and they still have a Post Office.

The pub on the corner.

This mirror assists people emerging out of the driveway opposite

This is the church at Warton.

Ha ha, the gadget for lazy people, a robot that cuts the grass.

After Beetham I had a lovely walk through some woods, and went through Yelland Storrs, Yelland Redmayne, and Yelland Conyers, very pretty villages. I was going to pick up the Lancashire Coastal Path, but I thought there might be a problem with it being possibly flooded, I went on the canal instead. There were quite a lot of people about, dog walkers and cyclists.

Someone having fun on their canal side patio.

At last after a long trek I got on the Coastal Path and came into Morecambe. Blue skies and hot sunshine greeted me.

Eric is still there. I can still hear him singing 'Bring me sunshine', and he did.

And to top it all a rainbow came out over Morecambe Bay.

Tonight I'm in the Travelodge, it was the easy option. Too tired to go knocking on doors. Another 16 miles done. I don't think this walk will be as long as I thought it would be.

I'm going to sign off now as I am struggling to stay awake. Tomorrow I'm going to be heading for Lancaster and beyond, I think there is a day and a half walking left to do. It's a pity I can't do it in a day but I think it's going to be too much. I need to check out the times of the Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry to make sure I can get across the water.

Thanks for popping in, have a good weekend, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.


  1. It looks like you've had a great day Ilona and what a lovely place.It has reminded me of a weekend I had with my mum and aunt there 44 years ago.Also Eric -I luv him.Even now I sometimes sing out loud ''bring me sunshine''to cheer myself up.Thankyou-I just loved this x

  2. Oh,I love rainbows...and aint you proud that you have nearly done it!!Well Done Ilona!!You have seen alot of things,some of us would never see!,Best wishes for your last leg of your tour!,Debi,xx

  3. Really lovely pictures, you did so well today Ilona.
    I have been thinking of you all day.
    Wishing you another good day tomorrow.
    You are in my old stomping ground, I used to live in Blackpool.
    Love from Pam in TX.xx

  4. Stunning rainbow. Hubby wouldn't mind a robot mower. ha.

  5. Well done. It's a shame that you've got so wet but the views look worth it. If your trainers/boots smell after you've dried them pop them in your freezer for 48 hours. That will kill off the bacteria that are the cause of the smell.
    (This method also kills moth larvae in clothes.)
    I'm sure I'm telling you something you already know but just in case you don't it's a brilliant tip that was passed on to me so I'm sending it forward. Sue

  6. Great photos and commentary. Natalie

  7. Darling I love your photos, I would have them on my wall in a blink, I especially love the one with rainbow and bird flying by and I also love the one with the stone bridge, the aspect is perfect. Have fun for the rest of your travels.

  8. Enjoying your trip and following you on the map like many others do. Now as a seasoned walker, I would not presume to give you advice, so I would just like to share this with you. When I used to walk over hill and Dale, around England and Ireland, staying at youth hostels, I was given some advice. I was told by more experienced walkers to wear two pairs of socks, one thin and one thick, and also to prepare my feet with surgical spirit some time before my trip. This was done as an aid to prevent blisters, and to be honest, I don't recall getting any. Is this a method you prescribe to? Jean.


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