With a great clatter and crash of wings a pheasant flew up from beneath our feet. Soon two more, hidden in the bracken, startled us with their raucous cries. Bird watchers often spend hours waiting to see a rarity, but here at Barnacre the birds jump out at you.
LOCATION: Forest of Bowland
START: Calder Vale, three miles east of Garstang, signed from A6. Weekend parking at end of village.
Grid ref: SD533458 Postcode: PR3 1SN
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Forest of Bowland Landranger 102
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask.
EN ROUTE: RIVER CALDERKelbrick
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News