|Walk:||Denham Hill, Hough Hill, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Top Lock, Whittle Hills, Whittle-le-Woods|
|Start Point:||Home||Grid Reference:||SD 574 226|
|Distance:||6.5 miles||Ascent:||880 feet|
|Weather:||Very mild and mainly dry|
|Comments:||With limited time and the possibility of rain I decided on a local walk mainly across fields with some tracks and road walking.|
M61 - quiet at 2.15pm
An interesting tree . . .
where erosion has exposed the roots
Denham quarry . . .
and again from the higher path
Zooming in on Winter Hill and in the opposite direction . . .
Preston - 5 miles away
Hough Hill trig point . . .
where it is time for coffee
A footbridge takes me across the stream . . .
to reach the canal . . .
where a moorhen is out for a swim
Lots of narrowboats are moored . . .
at Top Lock . . .
where there is a big difference in the level of the water
A long tunnel takes me back under the M61 . . .
and the river flows through a lower tunnel