Thursday, 11th March 2010


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
Accompanied by:

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!


Wheelton Plantation


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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