Sunday, 14th January 2018

Walk: Cromptons, Affetside, Stormer Hill Closes, Two Brooks Valley, Hawkshaw, Lower House, Quarlton Fold Farm, Birches, Turton Bottoms.
Start Point: Jumbles Reservoir Visitors Centre Car Park Grid Reference: SD 736 140 
Distance: 7.6 miles Ascent: 900 feet

Affetside is a small village with a lot of history. It is built on Watling Street,  a Roman Road; there is a medieval cross and behind the bar in the Packhorse Inn is the skull of George Whewell who executed the Earl of Derby!

It was a steady climb up from Jumbles Reservoir to Affetside

The Millenium Green at Affetside is a former bus turning circle

Benches for all. Coffee break at Affetside

Daffodils already near Tottington

Lunch in the Two Brooks Valley
making use of a ruined mill

Parking prejudice in Hawkshaw

On the reccie going up to Lower House

Cattle at Quarlton Fold Farm

Woods above Turton Bottoms on reccie

Blue algae in Jumbles Reservoir on reccie

Jumbles Reservoir as seen on the reccie. It was only completed in 1971 so is relatively modern

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