Sunday, 27th November 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Solomon's Temple, Roddlesworth Reservoir, Tockholes Plantation, Great Hill, Round Loaf, Black Hill Lower, Pike Stones, Anglezarke Reservoir
Start Point: White Coppice cricket club car park Grid Reference: SD 619 190
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 1,700 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: Mild with sun in the afternoon, windy in exposed places
Comments: A larger number of group members and visitors joined me for this walk. A visit to Solomon's Temple was followed by a trek across the northern edge of Withnell Moor and across the main road to Roddlesworth reservoir. A clear route was followed through the delightful woodland before taking the path into Tockholes Plantation and across the River Roddlesworth. Crossing the main road again we took the route past Pimms to Great Hill. After a short section on the flagged path we heading across Anglezarke Moor to Round Loaf, Black Hill Lower and on to the Pike Stones. A steep path took us down to High Bullough Reservoir from where we followed the route past Anglezarke Reservoir and on to White Coppice. The group enjoyed the walk which included some of the history of the area.

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An early coffee break was taken in the shelter of the Solomon's Temple ruins

 

Crossing Rake Brook on our way to . . .

 

Roddlesworth Reservoir

 

The trees have just about taken on their Winter look

 

River Roddlesworth

 

The sun eventually appears to highlight the woodland and river

 

Is it tree - or is it a bird?

 

Waterfall on the River Roddlesworth

 

Ascending to . . .

 

Pimms . . .

 

where we stop for lunch before

 

continuing the ascent to . . .

 

Great Hill

 

Round Loaf - a Neolithic burial mound

 

Descending into Limestone Clough

 

The Pike Stones, on the right, are from a Neolithic burial barrow . . .

 

which you can read all about on the nearby information board

 

Some try to keep boots clean - but Ray and Debbie show that it is only an inch deep!

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