On leaving the woodland we entered a housing estate, and found a track (presumably one which existed well before many of the recent houses were built) cutting between many of the properties, passing quite close to Pownall Hall - a former country house, but now a school and a grade II listed building.
A little further along we saw a large tree, with much fruit in one of the gardens. Having found a couple of the fruit, it was apparent after removing some of the outer flesh, that the fruit were walnuts. It should give a good crop a little later in the year.
|An abundance of walnuts|
|River Bollin and Himalayan Balsam.|
The river was quite clear with abundant vegetation, probably water crowfoot, although it seemed confined to the faster flowing, perhaps better oxygenated areas.
It was becoming darker as we returned to the car park, which at least gave the opportunity to look for bats - and this was successful with at least a couple of bats seen flying rapidly over the water very close to the bridge.
A worthwhile walk in late summer, with still much of interest.