Tuesday, 9th July 2013


Walk: Great Hill, Round Loaf, Pike Stones, Anglezarke Reservoir
Start Point: White Coppice Grid Ref: SD 619 190
Distance: 6.8 miles Ascent: 1,020 feet
Weather: Sunny and quite hot Time: 3 hours
Comments: This started out as a short walk to test out a new rucksack. Once I knew the rucksack would be fine I extended the walk to Round Hill and The Pike Stones. With the recent dry weather this usually boggy route was finally dry and easy to walk on. The warm and sunny weather made for an enjoyable - though still quite a short walk.

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A pleasant day as I head past Drinkwaters . . .


and on to Great Hill


A sea of cottongrass . . .


as I approach Round Loaf, a Neolithic or Bronze Age tumulus


Winter Hill from Round Loaf . . .


and looking back to Great Hill


The Pike Stones, a Neolithic burial monument, believed to have been a stone
and turf covered mound originally, roughly 45 metres by 15 metres.


A collapsed stone cist (a small stone-built coffin-like box) is visible only,
This would have been at the centre of the mound.


Lots of trees in the nearby plantation - possibly ready for felling?


 Manor House, a Grade II Listed building was formerly known as High Bullough, from a family of that name.
It has a 1604 date stone


The water is looking very low in the reservoir

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