|This is the curiously named "Lock Bridge", the old track climbs from here to reach..
|The derelict farmstead of Newhouse Farm, other than a few walls and gatestoops this building is all that remains.
|A well defined track descends to the River Hodder and the relatively new footbridge.
|Once across the river the path climbs to another ruined farm this one is Collyhome Farm. The view is back to Newhouse Farm.
|A bit more climbing brings you to what would have been a very wet section, Fortunately its received some flagging...I thought I was on the Pennine Way for a moment!
|Beyond the flag's you follow the remains of a light railway, built during construction of the dam in the 1920's.
|The old rail bed leads to the fishing lodge. Although it was the first day of the trout season I believe, it was very choppy for the anglers braving the conditions.
|This was built as offices for the Fylde Water Board, it is now flats...and very nice to.
|The draw tower from the dam, looking back across the reservoir.
|Open fields and then a little bit of newly felled woodland led us back to the car, a final look back across Stocks Reservoir.
A highly recommended amble.