Saturday, 23 November 2013

Belmont, Winter Hill and Great Hill

A glorious winter morning and so I headed to the other side of Winter Hill to Belmont to get the best of the rising sun.  Well worth the effort.  A run up the ramp to the summit of Winter Hill down to Hordern’s Stoop, Spitlers Edge to Great Hill, down to Tockholes to pick up the Witton Weavers Way and back to Belmont.  A wonderful morning on the moors covering just over eleven miles with a fair bit of climbing : )

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Looking across Bolton to the Peak District

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En route to Belmont via Scout Road

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St Peters Belmont

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The old Bleach Works with Lower and Higher Whitacre Farms beyond

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Heavy frost before the sun reaches the road

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Lower and Higher Whitacre farms

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Looking up to Winter Hill

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Wind farm on the horizon

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‘The Ramp’ up to the summit of Winter Hill

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Fiddler’s Ferry on the horizon from Winter Hill

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Manchester – the Beetham Tower emerging from the low cloud

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Winter Hill from Spitler’s Edge

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and back to Belmont

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The path to Great Hill

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Great Hill Summit

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Looking back to Great Hill summit

2 comments:

  1. Smashing views, NLN, and superb detail. Sorry we missed you, we were a bit later on the top, as we lost time watching the 5 day 5 marathon event on the Pike. ETU.

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  2. Smashing views, NLN, and superb detail. Sorry we missed you, we were a bit later on the top, as we lost time watching the 5 day 5 marathon event on the Pike. ETU.

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