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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