Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Walk: Healey Nab and White Coppice
Start Point: Lock & Quay, Blackburn Rd, Chorley Grid Reference: SD 593 188
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 580 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Dry and sunny with a slight cool breeze
Comments: The walk started with a short level stretch before gradually climbing up to Healey Nab where fine views of Lancashire and a little of Cheshire could be seen. Then the route went towards Heapey Fold before turning north alongside Anglezarke Reservoir. After a short break the group continued on to White Coppice before returning to the Lock & Quay via Heapey Reservoirs. On this lovely Spring day, birds could be heard singing, together with a Woodpecker hammering at the trees. Although many of the wild daffodils were dying back, new foliage was sprouting on the trees. Bluebells were also on display in some of the woodland. It was a busy day for other ramblers in the area too and many took advantage of the peace and quiet of White Coppice for a lunch break. Unfortunately the peace was shattered for a short while by two dozen or so Fylde Ramblers. Another enjoyable walk.

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Alongside Black brook early in the walk


Approaching Healey Nab . . .


up a bit of a climb


Taking a breather - with a view


Two sitters - two photographers


Refreshment time by Anglezarke Reservoir


Watermans Cottage on the western side of Anglezarke Reservoir - built by Liverpool Corporation


Preparing the cricket pitch at White Coppice


Leader and Deputy Leader in action

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