Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Walk: Hunters Hill, Harrock Hill, High Moor
Start Point: Rigbye Arms, Wrightington Grid Reference: SD 507 119 
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 600 feet
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Slight chilly breeze, dry but mainly overcast

The group of twenty-two took to the field paths, tracks and lanes in the Wrightington area, which is at the southern end of Lancashire.  Some of the paths proved to be a little steep but did not deter the walkers.  A reward for the climbing were views of the distant Welsh Hills, The Pennines and the Salad Bowl of Lancashire where crops such as lettuce, onions, leeks, tomatoes etcetera are grown.  On the ascent to the ruins of Harrock Hill Windmill two farmers could be seen repairing a Dry-Stone wall.  A further five people did a shorter walk of three miles in the same area but with less ascent

The leaders (in High Viz Tabards)

In the Hunters Hill area

A steep ascent towards Harrock Hill

Repairing a Dry-Stone wall on Harrock Hill

Ruins of a Harrock Hill Windmill

Starting the second part of the walk from Harrock Hill

Back to the starting point

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