Wednesday, 18th August 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Whittlestone Head, Cranberry Moss, Tom Barn, Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, The Strawberry Duck (thankfully re-opened and re-furbished), Bank Wood and Cote Farm
Start Point: The Crown and Thistle Inn, Grimehills Grid Reference: SD 721 197
Distance: 5.45 miles Ascent: 780 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Sunshine and showers, the heaviest being saved for the final half mile. Clear views across Greater Manchester.
Comments: Although the ground was quite spongy approaching Cranberry Moss and through Bank Wood, the reservoir showed no sign of filling. Good food at the pub at a more than reasonable price.

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Jackmans Cottage, 1670

 

Railway tunnel vent shaft and spoil heap near Cranberry Moss

 

A gentle ascent to Cranberry Moss

 

It won't be long before it rains

 

Miss 'Ashton' receives first aid

 

Heading for Cadshaw

 

Entering the plantation around Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

 

Christine in action as a reservoir feeder stream is crossed

 

Leaving the reservoirs behind

 

Pat and Judith pass through the heather . . .

 

followed by Penny and Co

 

Anne, Sue, Pam and Bill dodging puddles in the wood

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