Thursday, 2nd February 2012


Walk: Denham Hill, Hough Hill, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Croston Farm, Cuerden Valley
Start Point: Home Grid Ref: SD 574 225
Distance: 9.3 miles Ascent: 700 feet
Weather: Cold and clear Time: 4.5 hours
Comments: The weather was too good to stay indoors so I did a quick local walk to Denham Hill and along the canal before returning home. The canal had a thin layer of ice on which some of the ducks were found. Others enjoyed the clear water near the lock gates.


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Denham Quarry


From the trig point on Hough Hill . . .


the views across to a sunlit Preston were clear


Someone is at home - but the canal is frozen . . .


with the ice acting like a mirror


Not speaking today!


It's best to stand on one leg and hide your head in this cold weather


A dashing Mallard shows off his plumage


Don't know what these are called . . .


but this one looks a bit huffy


The Canada Geese enjoy some clear water . . .


and the overflow provides a good spot to stand


Alternatively, you could try a bit of grass

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