||Healey Nab, Anglezarke
Reservoir, White Coppice, Brinscall, Higher Wheelton,
||SD 585 175
||Sunny and mild
||After taking the bus to
Chorley the walk commenced from the Interchange. After a
short stretch through the houses I crossed the canal and
made my way to the cairn on Healey Nab. This was the
ideal stop for morning coffee before dropping down to
Anglezarke Reservoir, past White Coppice and through
Wheelton Plantation to Brinscall. The Lodge behind
Brinscall Baths provided comfortable seats and water
bird entertainment while I ate my lunch. From here it
was another climb to Pike Lowe before making my way
towards Withnell Fold. Deciding on a change of route I
diverted to Ollerton Fold before dropping down to cross
the canal on the way to Brindle. Unfortunately, from
here the noise of the motorway continues for most of the
way home. A beautiful day for a good walk.
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A new bridge over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
From the cairn on Healey Nab . . .
Botany Bay and the Mormon Temple are prominent landmarks
The cairn stands just outside Nab Wood
Anglezarke Reservoir . . .
and Waterman's Cottage
The catkins are in bloom . . .
and ready for a close up
Now which way shall I go?
A variety of water birds enjoy a sunny day . . .
on Brinscall Lodge . . .
which is situated just behind the baths . . .
and is bordered by some very nice properties
Coming in to land!
House and stables at Withnell Fold
It's a great day for time out on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
First snowdrops I have passed this year
The path draws quite close to the M61 . . .
before passing underneath it
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