Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking
We took a trip out to one of our old haunts – the first Rohan Shop in Long Preston. Many years ago we often drove along this now very busy road from Morecambe to Skipton, stopping off here to find out what new tech clothing the Howcroft’s had developed and put together in the back of the shop. Or, if lucky, finding a superb but rejected design in the clearance section. I still have some of those classic technical outdoor clothing, occasionally wearing my 1980’s “Moving On” smock.
Yesterday we followed buying some rather expensive spring weight clothes with a lovely pub lunch. Then took a walk down to the beck. I hadn’t realised that the word “Beck” was used this far across the country, certainly in South Lancashire we don’t have Becks, small streams are usually “Brooks”. We must now live over the Danelaw border.
Here the countryside is a more gentle, smooth rolling fields with sandstone or limestone walls with far fewer old industrial remains or desolate moorland. Spring flowers are starting to appear, snowdrops and the odd primrose in places the sheep couldn’t get to.
An odd bit of blue sky brightened the scene, but still damp underfoot. It was a calm afternoon, between the heavy rain of the night before and Storm Doris on its way.