Friday, 4th March 2011


Walk: White Coppice, Great Hill, Solomon's Temple, Wheelton Plantation
Start Point: White Coppice cricket club Grid Ref: SD 619 190
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 800 feet
Weather: Dry with sunny spells
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: It was good to be out again after not walking for nearly 3 weeks due to an injury. Approaching Great Hill I took the path that skirted its right hand side and discovered a pleasant green path for part of the way. A coffee stop was taken at the cross shelter on Great Hill and I decided to investigate a possible alternative route to Solomon's Temple instead of retracing my steps to Drinkwaters. I initially took the path ENE then turned north across Brown Hill and on to Withnell Moor. There were signs of footpaths in places but much of the terrain was rough hummocky grass and heather. I eventually turned west to reach Solomon's Temple in time for lunch in the sun. From there I took the road down to Wheelton Plantation then opted for the new 'mobility' track alongside the Goit and back to the car.


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The ruins of Drinkwaters Farm named because of a clear spring nearby. It was allegedly used for target practice during the war.


Great Hill, a popular stopping place with 360 degree views


Solomon's Temple - an ideal spot for lunch


The relatively new 'mobility' track alongside the Goit


The reservoir is completely empty today

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