Monday, 12 August 2013

Winter Hill and Great Hill – Saturday 10th August

Sunshine and cloud all around on Saturday’s run over the West Pennine Moors, but we were lucky and the waterproofs weren’t needed.

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Which way does the wind blow!

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The Lancashire plain

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A quick stretch

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Up to the gate

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Rivington Pike with rain clouds all around

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Artistic cairn at Two Lads

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Approaching Great Hill – Winter Hill from where we’ve come, behind

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Darwen Tower from Great Hill

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Heading down to White Coppice

Instead of our usual route back along the footpath Ed took us up above the quarries where the millstone gritstone was excavated.   There are three partially completed millstones two of which you can see below.  Who knows why they were left uncompleted, maybe the technology changed, a fault in the rock we’ll never know.

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