|Walk:||Healey Nab, Anglezarke, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Great Hill|
|Start Point:||White Coppice||Grid Reference:||SD 619 190|
|Distance:||9. 5 miles||Ascent:||1,320 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny with a blustery wind|
|Comments:||Taking a different direction from usual I headed through fields to walk over Healey Nab. With quite a dry and warm spell recently the outflow from the Yarrow Reservoir was covered more with grass and weeds than water.
Being half term there were a few children playing in the water at the footbridge over Limestone Brook which I crossed to reach the war memorial, a good spot for lunch before continuing on to Round Loaf and Great Hill.
Beautiful summer scene, on the last day of the Meteorological Spring
Anglezarke Reservoir . . .
and again from the road between the reservoirs
The Yarrow Reservoir overflow looks very different . . .
to earlier this month . . .
as does the view towards the reservoir . . .
from the same spot in January
Anglezarke Reservoir from the path beside Yarrow Reservoir
Wellington Bomber Memorial erected in 1955
Round Loaf, a late Neolithic or Bronze Age tumulus (2400 - 1500 BC) . . .
a bowl barrow which is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance
Great Hill from Round Loaf . . .
with Winter Hill and Rivington Pike in the opposite direction
Just past Drinkwaters is a discreet memorial to Joe Whitter (1939-1991), a local fell runner who often stopped at the ruins with his companions on Sunday morning runs.
Looking back to Drinkwaters Farm ruins