Thursday, 18th February 2016

Walk: Cuerden Valley, Whittle Spinney, Denham Hill, Hough Hill, Top o'th Lane, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Croston Farm, Whittle-le-Woods, Cuerden Valley
Start Point: Home    
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 940 feet
Time: 4.25 hours
Weather: Sunny spells and hail showers
Comments: Most of the walk was enjoyable on a cold and bright day. However, the section from the canal north of Moss Lane Farm was virtually impossible to walk on due to the ground being churned up by cattle. I have had problems in this area before and will avoid this path in future.

A very informative at the entrance to . . .

Denham Quarry

The gorse is looking very colourful

Interesting rock face

The trig point on Hough Hill . . .

with Preston to its right . . .

and PNE further right

Leaving the trig point behind . . .

I manage to capture an ETPS plane - possibly from the Empire Test Pilot School fleet

The sheep quickly take their leave as I approach

Top Lock

Geese . . .

and ducks enjoy the sun

Waiting for a bus? No, just used it to put my overtrousers on during a hail shower - which has now stopped!!

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