Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Tramway to Burnt Edge

A cold wind blew across Winter Hill, a hard edge to the wind. A thin layer of snow lay in some exposed hollows, but mostly it was mud along the … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Deer on West Pennine Moors

A regular walk from our house is up through Barrow Bridge onto Scout Road. Yesterday we enjoyed the clear afternoon, well wrapped up for the bracing icy wind. The keen … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finishers Arms and Pool Place

On the way up to Doffcocker Lodge, our local nature reserve, the walk takes the dog and I  through an old part of this side of Bolton. This is Pool … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Torra Barn

A stretch of old track joining Turton Tower with the Bolton to Blackburn road contours around the hillside above Wayoh Reservoir and Chapeltown. Heading up the hill a tarmac track … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Smithills Coaching House

If Smithills comes up in conversation, it often does as I live close by, local people usually say “I went to Smithills Coaching house for a wedding reception or party”. … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yarrow Reservoir

A wet day today, so more about yesterdays Out and About.  Our walk was around Yarrow reservoir, higher up above the much larger Anglezarke and Rivington lakes. Yarrow is one … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Halliwell Hall

While the country seemed to be out on the roads over Easter, I’ve stayed local and explored a bit of the history of the area. For such an urban town, … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bronze Age Stone Circle on Cheetham Close

    I was doing a bit of research on the Turton hills and came across a survey on the Bronze Age complex on Cheetham Close.  GMAC Paper . On … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment