Wednesday, 28th December 2011




Walk: Denham Hall, Copthurst, Whittle Springs, Heapey, Brinscall and Withnell Fold.
Start Point: Whins Lane Lay-by, Higher Wheelton. Grid Reference: SD 605 220
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 940 feet
Time: 4 hours    
Weather: Dry with occasional sunny intervals and strong blustery wind.
Comments: 9 brave souls took the opportunity to walk off the excesses of Christmas. Some good track walking, and a few very muddy stretches around Copthurst. It was very windy approaching Denham Hall and Brinscall Hall Farm. Extensive views.

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We started by crossing the valley of the River Lostock


Negotiating a very muddy path near Copthurst . . .


and still more mud


Lancaster Canal


Coffee break at the bottom of Johnson's Hillocks Locks


Catching up with news over the coffee break


Sunlight through a window of St Barnabas Church, Heapey


Meet my friend


Phew! We survived the Christmas Dinner!


A stark outlook as we lunched at Brinscall Hall Farm


Homeward bound from Withnell Fold


A false touch of Spring

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