Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Walk: Hunters Hill, Horrock Hill, Higher Barn and High Moor
Start Point: Rigbye Arms, Wrightington Grid Reference: SD 508 113 
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 350 feet
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: High temperature with sun and pleasant breeze – dry under foot

Twenty people took part in the main walk with a further five doing an easier walk.  The main walk undulated through pleasant countryside and offered views to the flatter land to the north below and the Pennines to the east.  Hawthorn blossom was in profusion and the group were serenaded with bird song.  The Rigbye Arms offered a variety of reasonable priced meals.  A walk to remember.

Heading down Stony Lane at the start of the walk

This herd of Beltred Galloways condescended to allow the group to use the footpath

One of many hawthorn bushes in blossom

A clue to the area being walked

Typical terrain

A form of fungi perhaps

A closer look

Approaching the ruins of Harrock Hill Windmill

Not in prison - but in the basement of Harrock Hill Windmill

The co-leaders in action

Looking towards Winter Hill

Some of the twenty persons on the walk

An often muddy path - but not today

Emerging from the woods

More blossom

Nearly back

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