|Walk:||Horwich Moor, Burnt Edge, Walker Fold and the 63 steps at Barrow Bridge|
|Start Point:||Blundell Arms, Horwich||Grid Reference:||SD 667 111|
|Distance:||5.25 miles||Ascent:||810 feet|
|Weather:||Fine and unusually warm for the time of year|
|Comments:||6 strollers enjoyed a walk around Lever Park in Rivington. 23 others enjoyed a walk over moorland and through deciduous woods that gave fine views across Greater Manchester and South Lancashire towards Derbyshire, Cheshire and North Wales. Conditions under foot were generally better than expected, although the 6 inches of slurry in Yate Fold was an aberration.|
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Reflections at the quarry
The house on the hill
The llama did not . . .
Up on't moor . . .
where we take in the view
Heading around Burnt Edge towards Holdens Farm
Ken and John take a break
John leads the way . . .
followed by . . .
more . . .
and more . . .
with more to come . . .
and some more . . .
yet more . . .
and still more . . .
and back marker
The woods are still a picture . . .
with a picturesque woodland stream
Down and across
The 63 steps used by miners in the past . . .
but at the bottom of the steps we were missing Norman
Ah! There he is!
Glad we came down, not up!
Joan and Grandson Daniel
Fruits of the forest
Just when we had managed to get the boots clean!
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