Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Long Preston Beck

We took a trip out to one of our old haunts – the first Rohan Shop in Long Preston. Many years ago we often drove along this now very busy … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cown Edge from Broadbottom

It must say something about my sense of humour, or perhaps my medical condition, but any name including a “Bottom” always gets a personal snigger. It’s also one of my … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Solomons Temple

A walk with friends and dogs over Buxton Country Park at the back of their house. The muddy track through the wood took us up to the top of the … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment


  It was a bright sunny day, but the wind whipping in from the east made it extra chilly  on the tops. Although the plan was to walk across to … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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