Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Below Wilderswood

Last week, a cold wind blew across the lower edges of Winter Hill, so the afternoon walk kept to the fields below Two Lads.  My copy of Daniel  Calderbanks book … Continue reading

December 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Fields Farm

Today is Lancashire day.  As an ex-patriot Yorkshire man, living in darkest Lancashire, today I will be writing about my home rather than my birthplace. In recent months I have … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 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

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

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

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

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