Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

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 bonny … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 2 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 · 1 Comment

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