|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|
|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 . . .
The trees have just about taken on their Winter look
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 . . .
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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