|Walk:||Great Hill, Spitlers Edge, Winter Hill, Two Lads Cairns, Rivington Pike, Yarrow Reservoir, Anglezarke Reservoir, Stronstrey Bank|
|Start Point:||White Coppice||Grid Reference:||SD 619 190|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||2,530 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny to start, a bitterly cold head wind on the high sections and intermittent light rain towards the end.|
|Comments:||Taking advantage of a reasonable forecast I headed up to Great Hill and along the millstone slab paved stretch of Spitlers Edge. As the paved section finished there was evidence of path upgrading to be carried out. The headwind on Winter Hill was bitterly cold but for the rest of the walk the weather was quite mild.|
The sun bightens the cottages at White Coppice
Darwen Tower from . . .
Looks like the path is going to be improved . . .
using bags of stones . . .
which block the existing path
Another section is going to be flagged . . .
and it looks like work has started . . .
but with just one man and his machine . . .
it is going to take a long time!
Looking back - what a mess!!
But it was more of a mess around the stile!
An excavated section reveals what lies below the surface
Looking over Hodern Stoops to Winter Hill . . .
where I pay a visit to the newly painted trig point
Two lads cairns which overlook . . .
the Macron stadium
Rivington Pike . . .
and looking back to Winter Hill
The Pigeon Tower
The overflow . . .
from the Yarrow reservoir
The crow is making a lot of noise by Anglezarke reservoir