Don’t think we’ve had one of these
One of many in Rivington Church yard last Sunday
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Enjoyed this morning’s run out to Healey Nab, been wanting to do it this way for a while as I couldn’t quire remember the route in the direction from Rivington. A new path to me, out to Brinscall, which JtE navigated perfectly (!) from White Coppice to the Goyt and then up onto the moor and Great Hill. A couple more shots in the usual place.
Down the ramp – guess who?
and another one!
On the way to Healey Nab
Mormon Temple from Healey Nab
Chorley from Healey Nab
The track over Brinscall Moor towards Great Hill
Shelter at Great Hill
Darwen Tower from Great Hill
Winter Hill from Noon Hill
After lunch FSS and I had a stroll round Barrow Bridge and its environs before stopping off to visit a trigpoint
Stream through Barrow Bridge
Back up on t’moor
Name this trigpoint?
Here it is again?
Great morning on the hills – looking forward to hearing how our Capricorners got on
One of the best local shows in my opinion – a real sense of ownership by the local farming community. Preston Harriers do a great job in organising the Fell Race from the show field and up to Paddy’s Pole – 12k. A few more here if it’s of interest
Always good to see the heavy horses
Hilarious commentary on the sheep ra
Danny takes an early lead and holds on to it to break the course record with the two Bowland runners on the left and right came 2nd an 3rd also inside the course record
Off for my second attempt at Eccles Pike this evening. Last time I didn't have a club but just looking back through the results on the Goyt Valley site it seems that just two Horwich runners have taken part since 1995;
2005, P Leighton, 65th of 119 in 29:24
1995, R Jackson, 2nd of 32 in 20:46
Place your bets on where I'll be... Managed a 32:57 (59th of 91) last year though the course changed in 2009, I'm certain I've read somewhere it went from a BS to an AS at that time so it's my excuse for being slow; extra climb!
Just seen T’Ys pictures taken in the Pyrenees. Stunning. Here are a few of mine taken in Scotland. Can’t compete with T’Y let alone NLN
For those familiar with Gavin Maxwell’s book “Ring of Bright Water” the small bay to the right hand end of the near horizon is, in fact, the ring of bright water.
This is from Plockton, about five miles north of the Skye road bridge. This is where the Gulf Stream clips the coast of Scotland, hence the palm tree. The gulf stream didn’t do us much good there being rain most days.
Nailed it in 11hrs 33mins – more here.
Poor conditions at Kirkstone
Brightening up at Dunmail
Keen to be off – the team will follow!
Mixed conditions at Wasdale
Closing in again on Middle Fell
Summit cairn on Middle Fell
Arriving on Middle Fell
The final descent to Greendale Bridge
Ian and Joss
Evening light on the Screes
A dry morning after all – but to look at those clouds it’s hard to believe we didn’t get rained on. Good to be back out with the gang after a spell of absence. A few more of our intrepid adventurers in the usual place
Don’t let them out officer!
Black Coombe and the Lakeland Fells