Sunday, 17th February 2019

Walk: Healey Nab & Solomon’s Temple
Start Point: Glenmore Grid Reference: SD 573 231 
Distance: 16 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 6.5 hrs
Weather: Dry and Sunny with clear blue sky

3 set off walking through Cuerden Valley. We were soon on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which we followed for a short while past Botany Bay before leaving to set off on our climb up onto Healey Nab. We stopped here for our morning break. We dropped off the back of Healey Nab heading for White Coppice. We then followed the Goit before joining the track up through Wheelton Plantation. Soon we were up onto the open moor at Solomon’s Temple and the lone tree where we stopped for our lunch. From here we headed back through Withnell, Withnell Fold, and Top o’ th’ Lane back to the start.

Starting at Cuerden Valley

Cuerden Valley Park

World war 2 defensive Installation . . .

on Lucas Green

We reach the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Heading off to climb Healey Nab

Healey Nab summit

Looking across to Great Hill

We enter White Coppice

White Coppice cricket square

A large tree in Wheelton plantation

Solomon’s Temple

The lone tree

Lunch stop

Off we go again

Dropping down to Withnell

Spring colour

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