Rambling around the West Pennine Moors #1

Another Sunday morning outing, in October 2016, with my local Ramblers group. The area is the hills and moors North-North-East of Manchester and Bolton. I was in the A2 group and the planned walk was 13 miles with total ascent of 2200 feet.

For anyone interested, the walk was from Rivington Barn, via Anglezark Reservoir to White Coppice. From there we walked up Great Hill and, via Splitters Edge up to the Winter Hill Transmitter. Finally we walked via Pike Cottage, Ormiston’s Farm and Liverpool Castle back to Rivington Hall Barn. If I remember correctly, the photo above was at White Coppice.

We had a mid-morning break here at White Coppice Cricket Club.

The view from Great Hill

Looking from Great Hill (I think) in a different direction

The photo shows the front-runners of the Group walking along Splitters Edge path with the Winter Hill tv transmitter ahead. The transmitter sits high between Rivington Moor and Smithills moor – about 160 metres above Moor Bottom. It serves about 2.7 million homes and more than 6 million people. The transmitter is 1,000 feet tall.

But not quite there yet. Still a way to go – and a climb.

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The photo shows the path from Rivington Road at Hordern Stoops up to the summit and the Winter Hill transmitter station at about 683 meters above sea level.. After the walking we’d already done, that ascent feels a lot tougher than it looks.

The EXIF data were : 1/1250 secs @ f/16 and 55 mm; the ISO was 1600.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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