Wednesday, 13th March 2013
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What is there to see . . .
something that Fred didn't demolish . . .
Barrow Bridge Mill chimney
Curious Ramblers at Smithills Hall . . .
nosey aren't they?
Landscaped grounds at Smithills Country Park . . .
along with interesting buildings
Lots of Brass and TLC required - where are you Restoration Man?
Colliers Row ½ km, Coal Pit Road ¼ km - Miner sign
A woodland path . . .
ending with a few steps
Coffee and a chat near Pendlebury's Farm
The view across Bolton once had more chimneys and smoke
The peloton approaching Chadwick's Close Farm
Looking back from near Holden's Plantation
Fred Dibnah's chimney reminded us where we had started from
The clouds impressed rather than threatened
We had a view of Rivington Pike . . .
and a view of the Two Lads
Overlooking Bolton and Fred's chimney in one direction . . .
with the TV masts of Winter Hill in the opposite direction . . .
with the masts standing out against some dark clouds
We ended our walk as miners and quarrymen had done in the past, by descending the 63 steps
A reclining rambler