Monday, 19 September 2011

Winter Hill weekend – 18 September

After a particularly hard day at last weekend’s Trial and a dire forecast for Saturday I was already having doubts about the Three Shires fell race on Saturday when I had to make a one day dash to Glasgow to see my Dad who is struggling with a gamy knee. This isn’t the best race preparation so I decided to give it a miss this year. The local forecast for Saturday wasn’t any better so while Pauline was out, getting soaked, on Winter Hill with some other runners I made an out and back dash to the summit from home – but not quick enough to avoid getting soaked. With better weather forecast for Sunday we had a run together over Winter Hill and even saw some sunshine.

20110918-winterhill-1Bolton with Manchester beyond

20110918-winterhill-10Looking north west passed Rivington Pike towards Blackpool and Cumbria

20110918-winterhill-102Gilligant’s Farm

20110918-winterhill-7Now barely runnable in Shaly Dingle

20110918-winterhill-12Winter Hill mast

20110918-winterhill-14Bench in Walker Fold Woods

20110918-winterhill-16Fungi in Walker Fold Woods


  1. Greetings from Bangladesh Ian! I hope you don't mind but I've pinched the second one down for wallpaper on my computer. The sky is amazing