Saturday, 10th September 2016

Walk: White Coppice cricket ground, Drinkwaters, Great Hill, Wheelton Plantation, White Coppice cricket ground
Start Point: Roadside near White Coppice Grid Reference: SD 616 190
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 950 feet
Time: 2.25 hours
Weather: Dry with sunny spells
Comments: A short morning walk on a very familiar route. The parking area at the cricket ground was locked today.

Refelctions at the fishing lodge

Joe, a member of Wigan Phoenix . . .

was one of Lancashire’s true fell running characters
well known for his ultra-distance runs over these moors.

The spring at Drinkwaters was used regularly by Joe
and his companions on Sunday morning runs.

The February 1992 Fellrunner magazine contained an obituary where it was observed . . .

“Joe Whitter was one of those essential characters that make fell running what it is. The Anglezarke Moors will be a poorer place without him and he will be sadly missed.”

Great Hill Farm ruins

It looks like a new sign . . .

has been erected . . .

on Great Hill

There are also new concrete seats - the previous stone ones had disappeared!

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