MTL Summit to Watergrove Reservoir¬†26th March 2017

Snatched a few hours whilst C dialysing at LGI. I parked up by the Summit pub and rejoined the Mary Towneley Loop. Heading west now. Very pleasant route contouring through the hills in the warm sun. Down to my t shirt!

Felt a bit stressed and tense because of all the anxiety at work and my legs are sore now even though only a 5 mile walk.

All the dogs I met barked at me. Why? And why don’t their owners sort them out and why don’t they apologise?

Got to the reservoir, had a drink, no not direct! Set off back. A man on a motorbike was clearly hoping I would hold a gate open for him. I pointed to the No Motor Vehicles sign and told him he had no right of way and shut the gate on him. He came through so I hopped off the path so as not to be run over. I suppose I did what I needed to do and he was happy breaking the law on his unregistered bike. He tore off up onto the moor making a big racket and scaring the sheep. What a tosser.

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MTL Mankinholes to Summit 11 and 12/03/17

I pretty much did this all back to front because didn’t have lots of time.

Sunday 12th March – Foot of Stoodley Pike to Mankinholes

Finished off this section that I’d not done the week before.

Sunday 12th March – Mankinholes to Bottomley

I got up and out early. Gorgeous Spring day, warm and sunny. Parked in Mankinholes. Walked down through the Top Brink pub car park where Carol and I went for our first meal out together in months on Friday (mine was great, hers wasn’t). Then a couple of km along the busy busy single track road to the Shepherds Rest pub and up across the hill contouring round. It’s not a featureless moorland section and most enjoyable for that! Got to Bottomley, turned round and went back the same way.

Saturday 11th March – Bottomley to Summit

I parked at Bottomley by the football pitch and walked the short steep bit to Summit. Good views along the valley. Walked back along the grubby main road.

Every UK pylon is getting a refurb. Some of these are hard to reach.
Towards Walsden.

 

The Pike

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MTL Callis Bridge to Mankinholes 05/03/17

It was so very wet. Carol told me I would feel better if I went out but it didn’t work out that way. It’s not a long stretch at all and I wore all the gear but just got fed up with being out on my own on soggy paths, one bit was like walking down a river.

I did most of the section I’d planned but stopped slightly short of Mankinholes where there’s a bench at the foot of Stoodley Pike.

On the return run, I used the Pennine Way not the Pennine Bridleway and that was better underfoot.

Last time here Chris and I had a picnic, on a bike ride.
Good old Stoodley Pike
This is London Road, it doesn’t go there.
They were listening to a play on the radio!! Yes, really!
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