Tuesday, 31st May 2016

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
Time: 4 hours
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

Great Hill

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

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