Not expecting any company, so arrived at Lower Barn just before 9.00am. Clearly some sort of event on as car park was much busier than usual with walkers milling about, possibly some DoEs as well. Wonderful conditions of bright sunshine and clear skies. Route took me up to Pigeon Tower, Winter Hill Trigpoint, down the ramp veering off to the right to Belmont, across reservoir through farm on to Catherine Edge, Hollinshead Hall, Piccadilly, Great Hill, White Coppice, Quarries, Rivington Green and back to Lower Barn – just over fifteen miles. Happy with that, stopped to chat with a few people on route – see below.
En route to the Pike
SP in Lord Leverhulme’s Chinese gardens
The Pigeon Tower
Path from Rivington Pike to Winter Hill
Looking back to the Pike with walkers on the path from Pike to Winter Hill
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Walkers on the climb up to Great Hill with Darwen Tower top left
In remembrance of a local fellrunner
Wonderful morning out in what felt very much like spring had sprung – looking forward to more of these.