|Walk:||White Coppice, The Lowe, Wheelton Plantation, Solomon's Temple, Heapey Moor, Dean Black Brook|
|Start Point:||White Coppice cricket club car park||Grid Ref:||SD 619 190|
|Distance:||5 miles||Ascent:||640 feet|
|Weather:||A mild day with long sunny spells|
On my own
|Comments:||Today's walk had to be quite short as I was going out later in the day. I have often walked from White Coppice and planned to check out some of the footpaths I haven't walked on before. After leaving Solomon's Temple I wanted to find the route that leads directly across to Drinkwaters. However, with no sign of a footpath and thick gorse to navigate, I decided to follow the shooters' path past the grouse butts. Heading back down to White Coppice I took a short detour to finish the walk alongside Dean Black Brook. It was a mild day and I could almost have worn shorts (but not quite yet!).|
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One of the reservoirs from The Lowe
No guard dogs needed here . . .
as I was quickly warned off!
Solomon's Temple . . .
with Jubilee Tower in the distance . . .
and Wheelton Plantation in the opposite direction
What a view!
Nearby a barn is ripe for restoration
Moorland management team prepare to start work
The grouse butts have all mod cons . . .
well, a boarded floor is one step on the way
The grouse butts line the track
Heading back down to White Coppice . . .
before detouring to Dean Black Brook
Last time I was here this area was a complete 'muddy mess'
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