Wednesday, 12th October 2016

Walk: Wayoh Reservoir, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Entwistle and Edgworth (no e)
Start Point: Black Bull at Edgworth Grid Reference: SD 738 164
Distance: 5.75 miles Ascent: 200 feet approx
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Wall to wall sunshine with a cool breeze in the shade
Comments:

Starting from the Black Bull at Edgworth, the route circumnavigated Wayoh Reservoir and Turton & Entwistle Reservoir in a clockwise direction. Along the route was the Strawberry Duck at Entwistle and according to their website “Entwistle” is derived from the old English “ened and twisla” which means river fork frequented by ducks.  The paths were generally good and the weather was very kind in providing bright sunshine.  The trees were just beginning to change to autumnal colours, and together with blue skies made a nice scenic walk.  A meal was enjoyed at the Black Bull.

Two men dressed in yellow mowing the grass of Wayoh Reservoir Dam

The group using Wayoh Reservoir Dam to reach the the west side of the reservoir

A carpet of autumn leaves

An inhabitant of Wayoh Reservoir - note the low water level

Two re-cycled teenagers of the group

On the dam of Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

Crossing a feeder stream of Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

The feeder entering the reservoir

Time for a cuppa

The Management

The leader in action

Contre-jour - against the light

On the east side of Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

A static Heron

Two of the group practice their camera skills

A lone angler

Peel Tower at Holcombe near Ramsbottom - on the hill

The Strawberry Duck at Entwistle

Descending a rough flight of steps at Entwistle

The leader's assistant in action

Some of the ladies

A nice spot - but no time to linger today

A railway viaduct carrying the Blackburn to Bolton line