Wednesday, 12th December 2012
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Passing an un-named reservoir . . .
the ducks opt for a spot of ice skating
A frosty scene as I look back to Chorley
Heading for White Coppice, Great Hill can be seen in the distance
Entering White Coppice . . .
the effects of the sun can be seen in this garden
Ruins in Wheelton Plantation . . .
where one side is an open area with a vaulted ceiling . . .
and windows through to . . .
another space with concrete stall dividers . . .
and what looks like a fireplace
Closing in on the frost . . .
as I cross the golf course
Getting pretty close to . . .
the M61 . . .
then heading beneath it . . .
via a tunnel
Millstones similar to these were quarried out of the Whittle Hills for many centuries . . .
and after the Lancaster Canal was opened and a link made with the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Johnsons Hillock in 1816, millstones were dispatched worldwide
This millstone was was found when a cutting was made in the disused canal basin
Lots of berries still around . . .
for the birds to have a Christmas feast