Thursday, 29th January 2009


Walk: White Coppice, Healey Nab, Grey Heights Wood, Anglezarke Reservoir road, High Bullough Reservoir, Stronstrey Bank
Start Point: White Coppice Grid Ref: SD 617 190
Distance: 6.5 miles Ascent: 690 feet
Weather: A dry day and mainly dull with the occasional sunny spell
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: Leaving White Coppice I walked back along the road to take the path past the unnamed reservoir and up to Healey Nab. This must be a popular route as the path looked well-walked and was very muddy. After leaving the summit I diverted onto a path into Grey Heights Wood. Unfortunately there was no way out at the far side so I had to retrace my steps to the main path to walk along Heapey Fold Lane. I continued on round the end of Anglezarke Reservoir to head back along its eastern side. I detoured along part of the Woodland Trail then followed the main path back to Moor Road. Crossing the road I walked along Stronstrey Bank and past the White Coppice Cricket Club. 


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An unnamed reservoir as I headed out of White Coppice


The Mormon Temple stands out clearly as I gain height . . .


and from the summit of the Nab there seems to be a traffic jam on the M61


Grey Heights Wood


Anglezarke and Rivington Reservoirs


Looking North across Anglezarke Reservoir, Healy Nab is the highest point to the left of centre


The rock face on the Woodland trail


Lunch spot, looking South


White Coppice cricket pitch overlooked by picturesque cottages

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