Distance: 5 ½ miles 9k
Pass between the two houses and cross a stile (awkward when the route was checked!) and soon after cross the bridge
over the main West Coast railway line. In the field beyond keep to the hedge on the right. The path leads to Hankinson Bridge across the Lancaster Canal.
Keep ahead passing Hankinson House
and when its drive swings left 150 yds after the house keep ahead entering a field by a metal gate. Keep to the hedge on the right which will bring you to a stile
on a junction of paths made evident by the waymark symbols that adorn it. Your way is north (a right turn from your previous line of travel). With hedgerow on your right
cross a number of fields
(five if you care to count) until you reach Cross House. A stile to the right of the house
places you on a tarmac drive.
Keep on this for a little under half a mile to reach a junction just before Fence Foot a large farm complex.
Now on a farm track turn right at the first junction.
On another rutted track turn left at the next junction after passing a barn on the left. Keep on this rutted track
for 60yds and then cross a stile (not easy to spot) by a metal gate on the right. Cross the field diagonally left to reach a broken gate
giving access to another rutted track. Keep on this when it turns right to resume the northward direction of this stage of the walk.
After a stile by a metal gate
the path leads to stone gateposts
then crosses a plank bridge on the edge of a large field. Turn left and then after entering the adjoining field turn right to follow the hedge to arrive on Moss Lane.
Turn left. At the junction keep ahead to follow the drive to Lee Farm.
As you enter the complex keep ahead with the house on the right and weaving between chained and noisy dogs bear left
to follow a grassy track between hedges to an enclosure on the far side of which a stile gives access to fields.
Aim for a fence corner
and maintain the diagonal direction to the far corner of a large not well defined field to locate a stile
that is obscured by the hedgerow. Over this turn left keeping to the boundary to the next stile. Over this cross the field to a metal gate.
Through this keep ahead to a gate giving access to a farmyard.
Cross the yard to arrive on Moss Lane close to its junction with St Michael's Road.
Access the tow path through a gate on the left and then turn right heading south.
After half a mile come off at the next bridge (No 42 or White Horse Bridge)
cross the canal and turn right onto the long farm drive of Higher Park Head.
Just before you reach the farmhouse
turn left onto a track that dog-legs right past a large barn.
On the far side turn left onto a track leading to the railway. Cross the pedestrian bridge -
not in sight until you are almost at the fence. After a ginnel enter a close which will take you to the A6.
Turn right for the church.