Tuesday, 13th September 2016

Walk: Lever Park, Wilderswood, White Brow, Burnt Edge, Smithills Dean, Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Belmont, Ward's Reservoir, Winter Hill, Noon Hill, Belmont Road, Rivington Hall Barn
Start Point: Rivington Great Barn Grid Reference: SD 628 138
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 2,480 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: A hot start, clouding over in the afternoon with a shower near the end
Comments: Repeating a walk from earlier this year the route was changed to avoid some very overgrown paths. A few sections were rather boggy and thoughts of leading this walk for the group will have to wait until the ground is frozen or has dried up.

Liverpool Castle folly in Lever Park

River Douglas is crossed . . .

via a substantial bridge

Winter Hill from White Brow

Some attractive cottages . . .

on Old Colliers Row

Delf Reservoir

Belmont Church is having an upgrade

Two noisy pheasants fly into the churchyard . . .

and start to display to one another

Ward's Reservoir . . .

where water no longer flows over the steps

Winter Hill . . .

and looking back from Noon Hill

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