Thursday, 21st February 2013


Walk: Great Hill, Spitlers Edge, Lead Mines Clough, Anglezarke Reservoir, Stronstrey Bank
Start Point: White Coppice Grid Ref: SD 619 190
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Weather: Cold but dry and sunny Time: 5 hours
Comments: A lovely day for a walk. There was a cold wind but it was pleasant walking in the sunshine. There are numerous muddy sections on this route but most of them were frozen and didn't cause any problems.

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Darwen Tower from Great Hill . . .


and zooming in on the tower


There is still some snow around . . .


but only where it has been banked up


Winter Hill still has snow on its flanks


You can choose from a gate, a kissing gate and an unusual ladder stile!


The Wellington Bomber Memorial can be seen . . .


as I descend . . .


into Lead Mines Clough


Limestone Brook . . .


with a number of waterfalls . . .


Waterfall and photographer


A small dell highlights the fractured nature of the rock


Anglezarke Reservoir - a favourite afternoon break spot

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