|Walk:||River Lostock, Sheep Hill Lane, River Lostock, M6, Dog Kennel Wood, The Lake, Green Wood, Sheep Hill Lane|
|Distance:||5.3 miles||Ascent:||480 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and warm|
|Comments:||A short walk through Cuerden Valley Park gave me the opportunity to test out my new walking shoes before going on holiday - very comfortable. Had a brief glance of a couple of dragonflies at the breeding ground but not able to get any photos - what a contrast to the last time I came here.|
The first pond used to be open water with ducks on but is now almost covered with plants
A closer look reveals what looks like a leach - head on the thin end
The dragonfly breeding ground . . .
where all I was able to photograph was a lone orchid