Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Walk: Holcombe Brook, Simons Farm, Holcombe Rifle Ranges, Quarlton Hall, Red Earth Farm, Roger Worthington’s Grave, Lark Hill, Peel Tower, including a stretch of the Village Link route.
Start Point: Peel Tower CP, Holcombe. Grid Reference: SD 781 162 
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,070 feet
Time: 4 hours
Weather: Wet! Mainly light but continuous rain. Visibility only deteriorated when we approached the Peel Tower. No sign of Storm Freya!

7 walkers

The Peel Tower as seen from the car park at the start

Hollingrove Farm

This assault course on the Holcombe Rifle Ranges
was used by Krypton Factor contestants

A route linking local villages

Coffee break near Quarlton

Quarlton Hall

View back to Holcombe Moor

It was suggested that this was an articial ski slope for toddlers. It was at Red Earth Farm

Frog spawn in profusion

The Peel Tower was in our sights for most of the walk

On the reccie an ermine was seen following this wall

Red Brook cascades down from Holcombe Moor

No flags flying today although lots of territorial soldiers around the lower areas of the range

By the time we reached the tower the clouds had fallen

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