|Walk:||South Hill, Higher Wheelton, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and Johnsonís Hillock Locks|
|Start Point:||Malthouse Farm, Whittle-le-Woods||Grid Reference:||SD 591 203|
|Distance:||5.4 miles||Ascent:||150 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny intervals and prolonged snow showers|
|Comments:||26 brave souls fearlessly faced the winter elements in Whittle-le-Woods and Wheelton. About an inch of snow was lying at the start of the walk with plenty of ice on side roads and pavements. The start of a prolonged snow shower led to the walk being curtailed; Withnell Fold and Wheelton were omitted from the route as we returned down the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. Great winter scenery.|
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Top Locks at Wheelton
Private moorings at Top Locks
More like North Pole
A Canal Rover
It was fine as we set off . . .
on the Leeds Liverpool Canal
They shall not pass!
Ramblers in the snow . . .
or a Winter Wonderland
About to rejoin the canal . . .
and a blizzard
A weak sun reappeared as we descended Johnson's Hillock Locks
Anyone seen an ice breaker
The lock overflow kept this pool ice free
Shouldn't these ducks be in the canal, not on it?
Approaching the end of the walk in Whittle Springs
Wasn't it just cosy back in the pub waiting for our meal
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