|Walk:||Last Drop Village, Cheetham Close, Turton Tower, Chapeltown, Wayoh Reservoir, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles Reservoir|
|Start Point:||Jumbles Country Park car park||Grid Ref:||SD 729 140|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||1,000 feet|
|Weather:||A cold day with a little sun and a few snow flurries|
Marie & Sheila
|Comments:||Leaving the car park we headed through Last Drop Village which was rather disappointing. After skirting the golf course we continued on past New Butterworth's farm and followed the Witton Weavers' Way towards Turton Heights. We then retraced our steps to locate the trig point on Cheetham Close but couldn't find any trace of the stone circle. Descending along Witton Weavers Way crossed the railway line on the castellated bridge. Walking through the car park we had a brief glimpse of Turton Tower which was closed for winter. After walking through Chapeltown we crossed Wayoh Reservoir embankment before heading down to Turton Bottoms. From here we walked through Bradshaw Brook Gorge to reach Jumbles Reservoir. Crossing a very muddy field we went under a railway bridge to make our way behind the houses and back to the car park.|
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Marie and Sheila explore Last Drop Village . . .
but it was all very quiet
However, we were surprised to find a beacon in the car park!
Sun highlights the flanks of Winter Hill
We all need our winter coats today!
The blue water in Delph Reservoir picks up the hazy winter sunshine
The trig point on Cheetham Close . . .
provides a photo opportunity for Marie and Sheila . . .
whilst Kath checks how stable it is
A most unexpected sight . . . .
'I've got my eye on you!'
The castellated bridge . . .
takes us across the railway line . . .
to Turton Tower . . .
where a horse guards the Folly
Turton Tower again
The Old School House in Chapeltown . . .
and the story behind it
Wayoh Reservoir . . .
and its unusual outflow - not much water escaping today
Wooded Gorge leading from Turton Bottoms to . . .
Jumbles Reservoir . . .
with its resident geese