In keeping with my promise to myself, today I tried a few new local footpaths linking them with some know ones into a circular walk. The disadvantage of taking the paths less traveled are that there's usually a reason for it (namely MUD!) and the routes aren't clear. But armed with my map I got through. Today's best find were sand martins around a remote stretch of the River Yarrow and willow warblers (didn't know we had any in Euxton!).
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