Sunday, 29 September 2013

Shining Tor and Shuttlingsloe

Beautiful autumn day for a walk out from Trentabank car park, east of Macclesfield, over Shining Tor and Shuttlingsloe.  Lovely and warm in the sunshine with a fresh breeze that wasn’t uncomfortable.  Pleasant ten mile stroll with the rellies Smile


Shuttlingsloe from the path up to Shining Tor



Shining Tor summit trigpoint with Manchester in the haze beyond


Heading down from Shining Tor


Heading towards Cumberland Cottage (named on OS map)




Approaching Shuttlingsloe


Down through the woods

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Wilson’s Farm

Out for a walk this afternoon after running up on the moors this morning.  We walked through what we’ve always called ‘the Horse Farm’ – having looked on the map I can now give it it’s real name of Wilson’s Farm.

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Fell Foot

A short walk from the Three Shires Inn over Slater Bridge to Fell Foot was all that I could manage in my crocs, having left my trainers at home Sad smile    But time to appreciate some of Lakeland’s finest farmhouse cottages.

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Three Shires Fell Race 2013


First blog of black and white images, but the conditions at yesterday’s fell race demanded it.  Not for the faint hearted, the Three Shires may only be 12 miles, but with over 4,000ft of climbing it demands respect.  Having forgot my trainers I didn’t get up onto the high fells to get some action shots of the race, so was restricted to the beginning and the end.  A great day enjoyed by all and everyone safely back…  eventually.  Although with no visibility, many an experienced fellrunner took a detour today, some longer than others.

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A coffee before the start

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A quiet moment

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Kit check

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Memorising the route details!

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A final rummage

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Bit of banter at the start

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They’re off

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Glad to be back

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Job Done!

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Collateral damage

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Back to the car

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Saturday - Healey Nab, Great Hill, Winter Hill


A grey start to the day requiring waterproofs briefly, but then the sun came out and produced great conditions for our 14 and a half mile run over the West Pennine Moors this morning.

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Looking back to Rivington Pike from Healey Nab – rain clouds all around

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Winter Hill from Healey Nab

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The village cricket field at White Coppice

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Mick and mate at the ruins of Great Hill Farm on the way up to the summit in bright sunshine

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Winter Hill from Spitler’s Edge

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Funghi  on Spitlers Edge

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Mick on Georges Lane with clouds sitting on Noon Hill

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Tuesday Night on Winter Hill

It can’t last much longer, but while the sun shines let’s enjoy it Smile

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Rivington Pike

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Anchored – masts on Winter Hill

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The Pike

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Pike Cottage

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