Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Forest Road is washed away

  A wet day today, the first rain for ages. So I stayed local around Smithills area. At the back of my house is a wooded area, the remains of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Brownstones Quarry

It’s difficult to maintain a daily Out and About blog, particularly when daily walks seem to follow the same local tracks. This location is not far away though and is … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Risley Lanx Walk

    I was out walking in Derbyshire yesterday, training a group before they set out on their first DofE expedition in a couple of weeks. The area we were … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lake District of West Pennine Moors

    Many lakes and reservoirs have been carved out of the valleys to the north of Bolton, cutting through the west and centre of the West Pennine Moors. These … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Turton Heights

    Indoors duties have kept me from being out and about for the past few days. This week promises to have settled weather so a few short walks are … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Early Mass Trespass – Winter Hill.

  Will Yo’ Come O’ Sunday Morning For a walk o’er Winter Hill? Ten thousand came last Sunday But there’s room for thousands still. O the moors are rare and … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 6 Comments

Snow Showers over Two Lads

  Not a lot of time to get out and about too far today and it was also blowing a blizzard. So I went up Two Lads on Winter Hill … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pilkington Quarry

Not 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 … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment