Wednesday, 22nd Ocober 2014

Walk: Top o’ th’ Lane, Lower Simpson Fold, Higher Wheelton, Windy Harbour, Brinscall Hall Farm, Brinscall, Cross Fields, Ollerton Fold, Marsh Lane Farm.
Start Point: Brindle Community Hall Grid Reference: SD 599 241
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 750 feet
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Mostly wet but not cold.
Comments: Very muddy and wet underfoot. Lots of stiles.

Setting off from Brindle Community Hall Car Park

Plenty of stiles and plank walking

Winter Hill on the skyline as we headed away from Top o' th' Lane

A very happy horse

Our first crossing of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal

Interesting breed of sheep near Lower Simpson Fold

Coffee break was taken on the approach to Windy Harbour

The Leader phoned a friend

The natives were largely friendly

Brinscall Woods and Heapey Moor were in the distance

Hawthorn berries provided rich colour on a drab day

Brinscall Hall

Tme was standing still at Brinscall Hall Farm

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