Pendle hill and surrounding areas make a great day out, even if the weather’s not particularly good. We had a great walk around Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs which are about half a mile to the west of the village of Barley, in the Borough of Pendle, England. Apparently they supply drinking water to the town of Nelson. We’ve also included a map of the location, if you decide you’d like to pay it a visit. All photos are taken with mobile phone camera.
Dovestone Reservoir lies at the convergence of the valleys of the Greenfield and Chew Brooks above the village of Greenfield, on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, England. The reservoir is on the very edge of the Peak District National Park bordering the South Pennines. It’s a great location for walking. with plenty of fresh air and stunning scenery to enjoy as you go. All photos taken with a phone camera.
If you’re into walking and live in the Hindley area, check out this great walk along an old railway line off Wigan road, Hindley, up to the Leeds to Liverpool canal, along the tow path, up to top lock, along Withington lane, cut through HIndley Hall Golf course, along Hall lane, right at Hemfield road (old dirt track), to Makerfield way, and back onto the old railway line, back to Wigan road.
The photos have been taken on a mobile phone and various times, you might notice the difference in colours and seasons. It clocks approx 5.7 miles. Check out the exact route by watching the video animation. Hope you enjoy..
We had a walk around Jumbles Country park today, which is just a stones through from where I spent part of my childhood. Between the ages of 5 and 10 years old I lived in Bromley Cross and have fond memories of the area. It’s only the second time I’ve been to Jumbles, the first time being a couple of years ago.
During that first visit, I’d had a funny experience. Jumping back in time, as a 9 year old me and a friend managed to persuade a local newspaper shop owner to give us a job delivering newspapers, but because we were under 10 years old at the time, we could do it only if we did it together. Now I have a strong memory of a country lane me and this friend used to deliver newspapers on, because it had no street lights, and it was always dark because we did the job during the winter months after school, some of the houses were quite secluded and scary in the dark, from a 9 year old’s point of view anyway.
Now jump forwards 39 years, having walked around Jumbles country park, I was completely unaware it would bring me back on to the very same lane (at the back of the park) that I’d delivered papers on all those years before. I hadn’t actually ever seen the place during the daytime, yet I had a strong sense of deja vous as we came onto the lane from Jumbles, and I said to my wife, “I wonder if this is the lane?” I felt a need to walk further down to see if it would bring me to Turton railways station, which it surely did. A very strange experience for me at the time, but it was great to rekindle some of those old memories again.
Anyway here are a few images from our most recent visit that we took using our phone camera …
Here are a few photos from our recent trip to Balmoral Castle and gardens. We spent a week on the estate, stopping at one of the cottages that are available to rent. Photos are a mix of DSLR and camera phone, hope you enjoy them.