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Pilkington Quarry

PILKIngton quarryNot immediately obvious from the road, this busy stone quarry lies above Horwich. A path runs between this quieter quarry and Montcliffe stone quarry to the north. These quarries probably started to supply the adjacent coal mines, but stone will have found its way to building the Horwich Railway works.

Usually in this area, once a quarry is left for a while, Rock Climbers start exploring, looking for the next first ascent. These cliffs look far too dangerous, so climbers have to settle for the abandoned Lower Moncliffe Quarry.

A track heads between the two mines onto the lower heights of White Brow and Burnt Edge above Walkers Fold plantation. It’s definitely quieter once over the hill!



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This entry was posted on March 4, 2016 by in Blog, Bolton, Out and About, West Pennine Moors and tagged , , , .
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