Thursday, 29 March 2007

Anglezarke Moor & Winter Hill (10mi/16km)

A rough partly pathless 4hr walk this afternoon on the West Pennine Moors
Started out from car park close to Rivington and headed up past Higher and Lower Hemphaw's (ruined dwellings) towards Lead Mines Clough.

Here the walk continued past Devil's Ditch (possible neolitihic/bronze age land boundary) towards Round Loaf burial mound.

Next it was up to Great Hill (381m) and on a paved path via Spitlers Edge towards Winter Hill (456m), home of the TV/radio/etc. transmitters and site of the area's worst air crash in 1958 which killed 35 people.

A pretty rough boggy walk over Rivington Moor to Rivington Pike (362m) and back down past pigeon tower wrapped things up.

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