The village of Lymm is a very quaint village in the heart of North West, and is part of the Warrington borough. Tranquil Lymm Dam is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the whole of the borough attracting vast numbers of nature lovers each year to revel in its true magnificence and peaceful settings. Here are a few photographs from our recent visit. There is a map at the bottom to show you where to find it.
Me and Hazel try to go visit family in the Philippines every 3 years or so, and of course I like to take lots of photographs of the places we visit while over there. So here is a selection of travel photos from our Philippines holidays. All these photos were taken with a Samsung phone camera.
If you follow this blog, you might already know that both me and Hazel like to walk and while doing so I like to take photographs, sometimes with my DSLR and sometimes just using my phone camera, which is surprisingly good. I love the quality of light at certain times of the day, and just can’t resist taking a few snaps as we walk. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Parbold lies in the valley of the River Douglas, at the bottom of Parbold Hill, about three miles west of junction 27 of the M6 motorway on the A5209. The village can also be reached by rail on the line from Manchester to Southport. Close to the village centre the Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes over the River Douglas. I’ve included a map at the bottom of this post.
Walking along the canal is a great way to pass the day if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a nice walk.
While Hazel and I love going for walks, we habitually drive out of town to do it, often travelling to Bolton to walk around the many reservoirs. But occasionally we walk the old railway lines and footpaths around where we live in Hindley. It’s surprising what beauty you have on your own doorstep. I’ve lived here for 17 years and didn’t know the two ponds below even existed. All these images were taken with an Android Mobile phone camera.
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History of Haigh Viaduct
These disused viaducts are located in Douglas Valley and are hidden gems within the Wigan Borough. Locally known as twenty bridges and thirteen bridges the viaducts used to hold the Wigan to Widnes and Wigan East Lancashire lines.
Thirteen bridges (or sometimes referred to as seven bridges) is on a branch off the west coast main line. The line branched off at the old Boars Head station and then went on to Adlington.
There are some old black and white photos here that show the viaducts in all their glory.
The viaducts are accessible from Pendlebury Lane, Which is a continuation of Leyland Mill lane from the A49 Wigan Lane.
Time spent at Haigh Viaduct
It was a lovely day when we visited the location and the sun provided some great back lighting for the tree and viaduct in some of the shots. It is a very serine location and should be made more accessible for the general public to enjoy. Currently it is not the easiest place to get to but we had a great few hours walking around and photographing once we got there.