|Walk:||Whittle Hills, Denham Hill, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Lucas Green, Cuerden Valley|
|Start Point:||Home||Grid Ref:||SD 574 226|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||700 feet|
|Weather:||Dull with a couple of short, light showers|
On my own
|Comments:||A short local walk was just the job for a dull day. Setting out from home the houses were soon left behind but I can't say the same for the sound of traffic from the M61. From Denham Hill it was possible to identify the M6, M61 and M65, plus the A6. The canal stretch was made more interesting today with the variety of wildlife.|
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Whittle Millstones . . .
and their history
The end of the canal . . .
and a bridge marks where it used to flow
Denham quarry . . .
and the trig point on Denham Hill
I don't think these boats will be moving any time soon!
A flock of geese enjoy a feast . . .
but this one likes the duck's company
Don't look now . . .
but you've got a stranger in your midst
Skating on ice . . .
is a slippery affair . . .
and two start a fight . . .
which isn't easy . . .
when you're slipping and sliding
Wonder what these are?