Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Walk: Winter Hill at Tockholes, Spout House Farm, Broken Stone Road, Higher Whitehalgh
Start Point: The Rock, Tockholes Grid Reference: SD 663 234
Distance: 4.8 miles Ascent: 325 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Very hot and sunny, around 25 degrees centigrade
Comments: A re-visit to this area and 'The Rock'. On this very warm and sunny day twenty five people roamed the public footpaths in the Livesey area. It was roughly circular in plan and with the M 65 passing through its centre. The area having some gentle inclines offered views of Darwen Tower and local landscapes. The tower was completed in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and also to celebrate the victory of local people for the right to access the moor. A nice walk with refreshments of a liquid and solid kind at The Rock.

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Brian explains the route

 

A distant Darwen Tower

 

An unusual name for a farm - or is it

 

One of many birds . . .

 

at . . .

 

this . . .

 

farm

 

A respite from the heat

 

Brian and his merry men - and women

 

Well it is the cricket season

 

On the straight and narrow - alongside the M65

 

The distant mound was recently a working refuse tip

 

Why are we waiting?

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