Wednesday, 12th December 2011


Walk: Tockholes car park, Stones Bank Plantation, Turton Heights, Cheetham Close, Turton Tower, Wayoh Reservoir, Entwistle Reservoir, Cadshaw, Top o'th Brow
Start Point: Tockholes car park Grid Ref: SD 665 191
Distance: 15 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Weather: Short hail showers in the morning but brighter in the afternoon
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: With 35 miles still to do to reach my target of 1,000 miles in 12 months, I planned a good stretch today as it was the best forecast for the week. Walking on the Witton Weavers Way for much of the time I was able to keep up a good pace and managed to complete the walk in good time. At Turton Tower there was a group of school children enjoying an 'end of term' day out and it looked like Father Christmas was paying an early visit. A good walk to do at this time of year when the fields and many paths are boggy or under a few inches of mud!


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Looking over Belmont Reservoir to Winter Hill where the masts are disappearing in the mist


Stones Bank Brook from Stones Bank Bridge


Not many decorations on this tree!


The eroded trig point on Cheetham Close summit


Are these Standing Stones . . .


or redundant gate posts?


The bridge leading to Turton tower . . .


crosses the railway line . . .


but watch out for the arrows . . .


as you cross over


A group of children greet Father Christmas at Turton Tower


Looking back to the bridge I crossed earlier


The overflow . . . 


at Wayoh Reservoir


A viaduct takes the train line across the inlet to Wayoh Reservoir


Too big to be real!!


Reflections in Entwistle Reservoir . . .


and again


Seems to be a common tradition in these parts


The lights are just coming on on Winter Hill

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