In addition to a run up Winter Hill on Christmas Day we have a long standing tradition on Boxing Day involving a long walk over Turton Moors with Steve & Eileen to the Strawberry Duck for lunch before an equally long walk back. Sadly, the Strawberry Duck has not survived the current downturn and although re-opening rumours have been circulating since its closure in April 2009 they have remained as only rumours. Finding an alternative for lunch wasn’t too difficult and the walk back around the Edgeworth Reservoirs in the afternoon sunshine was a delight.
Why “Boxing Day”? I didn’t know either but Wikipedia has some ideas.
3 inch tall Snowman at Turton & Entwhistle Reservoir