Monday, 13 March 2017

Not Cartridge Hill - 12 March

A week or so ago I stumbled across local summit on the Hill Bagging website which we have walked and run passed for, probably, 20 years. Cartridge Hill is a small hill on the edge of Darwen Moor but a distinct summit enjoying fine views over the Lancashire Plain.

After a sunny morning and a very pleasant short, warm run across the fields to complete another 50+ week we decided today was the day for Cartridge Hill. The weather and circumstances, however, thought otherwise. The nearest car park, at Slipper Lowe, which might have allowed us to reach a relatively dry track going very close to the summit is now closed and the access blocked. There are alternatives and while deciding which would be "least worst" the rain arrived to compliment the very low cloud base which is down to road level.

Now, rather than enjoying views across the Lancashire Plain we could barely see across the Blue Lagoon in Belmont. Cartridge Hill and its views will be there for the next time.

The Blue Lagoon (i)

The Blue Lagoon (ii)

The Blue Lagoon (iii)

Belmont Church

The Blue Lagoon (iv)

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