Wednesday, 16th March 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Rake Brook and Roddlesworth Res, Withnell Quarry, Wheelton Plantation, Brinscall
Start Point: Hare and Hounds Car Park, Abbey Village Grid Reference: SD 644 225
Distance: 5.7 miles Ascent: 500 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Cloudy, brightening up later
Comments: 34 ramblers enjoyed a varied walk, by the reservoirs, field and moorland paths and country lanes to Wheelton Plantation, new bridlepath through the plantation to Brinscall then along the disused railway line back to Abbey Village.

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Under starter's orders . . .

 

and they are off

 

Joviality in the ranks

 

An unusual route

 

Pat gazes upon . . .

 

the reflections . . .

 

whilst others drink coffee

 

A Hat Trick of stiles

 

All are gathered in

 

An interesting gate and . . .

 

seat at Brinscall

 

On the old Chorley to Blackburn railway track

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