Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Walk: Higher Whittaker, Broad Hill, Hole Bottoms, Dimple, Higher Critchley Fold, Longworth Clough, Greenhill Farm and Belmont Village
Start Point: The Black Dog, Belmont Grid Reference: SD 674 158
Distance: 5.7 miles Ascent: 400 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Bright sunshine and humid.  Temperature in the low twenties
Comments:

Using lanes, tracks and field paths the group of twenty two departed Belmont Village to walk via Dimple to Delph Reservoir before returning to the village via Longworth Clough.  The route undulated through moor land near to Turton and afforded good views of Winter Hill. The walk straddled the Lancashire /Greater Manchester border.  A nice walk and good food at the Black Dog

The venue at Belmont

The leader informing the group of the proposed route

Information regarding the authority for Bolton Corporation to extract water

Kirk- an apt name for repairing a church spire

Entering a Himalyan Balsam trail

Reaching for the sky at Winter Hill

Heading for Hole Bottoms

Taking a breather

Downhill to Hole Bottoms

The leader in the shimmering heat

Some large cones

Refreshments at Dimple Chapel

An outfall of Delph Reservoir

On the way to Longworth Clough

In Longworth Clough

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