Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Firwood Fold

I’d not visited Firwood Fold for a while, certainly not as a start of a dog walk.  Just as I  parked an ominous black cloud came across, thunder cracked and … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Skunk Cabbage

I dont know if one can get excited about the appearance of such a plant, but to me this is one of the signs of Spring well on its way. … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Institute

Our afternoon walk a couple of days ago took us up through Barrow Bridge again. The bank way into the village from Lightbounds takes one to the “Workers Model Dwellings” … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Barrow Bridge Post Box  

It’s been a bit wet about here recently.  Even our walking Hound has at times refused to put her nose out of the door. So walks have had to be … Continue reading

February 25, 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

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

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

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