Wednesday, 16th August 2015

Walk: Wrightington area including Hill House Fold and High Barn
Start Point: White Lion, Wrightington Grid Reference: SD 540 114
Distance: 5.3 miles Ascent: 330 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Nainly warm and sunny

After heavy overnight rain, the sun shone for most of the morning.  Despite the rain, the paths were reasonably dry.  Twenty three people took part in this irregular figure of eight walk.  A gradual easy ascent for the first part of the walk afforded ample panoramic views of Winter Hill, the Pennines and all points of the compass.  Some of the fields had already been ploughed whilst other awaited a combined harvester.  A good walk and the food was excellent.

Ann and Penny the Co-leaders

Nearly harvest time

Blue skies and golden crops

Winter fodder - a few of hundreds stored on the site

A view of Winter Hill

Late haymaking

On the drive from Harrock Hall

A stylish leader

First a treck across a ploughed field ------

and then across a fallow field

Captain Pugwash, Des and Brenda enjoy the sunshine

Beauties and the handsome

Nearly ripe

Not your every day street names

An unusual sign

Re-cycled in a tin pot way

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