Great morning out reccying the Anglezarke Amble which takes place next Saturday. I was keen to take another look at one or two places on the route as I haven’t run over them for a while. Six set out, but with injuries and time commitments only two of us completed a sixteen mile run over part of the route.
Couldn’t believe the glorious conditions when setting off to drive over to Rivington this morning - stunning blue skies and sunshine. Stopped for a couple of shots of the local farm on my way with the sun just coming up from behind them.
Catching the first rays – bird on the wire (click on image to look large)
Another quick stop to snap The Pike on the way
Our route skirted Winter Hill on the western side, so we were in the shadows for a while but the ‘alpen glow’ on the moors where we were heading was a stunning sight.
Still some ice around in the shaded areas
Car park at Lower Houses
Climbing the stile to the path beyond heading to the sunny uplands
Out of the woods
Watching our steps on the icy footbridge – but heading to the sunshine
Over to Belmont and its reservoir
Belmont sailing club
On the way home the clouds were forming so a quick stop off as they looked so picturesque
We’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed for similar conditions next Saturday – not looking likely