Wednesday, 28th October 2009

             

            

 

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
Time: 2.8 hrs    
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 . . .

 

alarm us

 

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

 

Walker Fold

 

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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