Antondotreks

Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Burnt Edge Colliery Brickworks

Was up to doing a circuit of Burnt Edge yesterday. At the end of the old tramway is the Colliery; Brickworks and farm ruins. This time of year the vegetation … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Smithills Estate Demonstration Event

  Earlier this week, I was invited to a demonstration event at the new Woodland Trust Estate here in Smithills. This estate starts just across the road, I can see … Continue reading

March 2, 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

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