Hawkstone Park Follies is described on its website as an historic woodland landscape featuring cliffs, crags, networks of caves, rhododendron jungles, stunning views and a series of extraordinary monuments built as a fantasy Theme Park over 200 years ago. After years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993.
Parts of the park and the main walking routes contains several flights of steps, some natural ones carved into rock and some man made wooden ones. Much more than a stroll in the woods, this 2-3 hour adventure will awe anyone who succeeds in exploring its crags and crevices.
This is the second time we’ve visited the park, the first time being 15 years ago, when we were a little bit younger and fitter. But we had a fab day out just the same. A great visit with the family, but some areas might be difficult with young children, particularly if you’re trying to walk the full trail.
We recently had a few hours walking around Rivington, here’s a few photos of our walk. Rivington, if you haven’t been is a great day out. Plenty of walks around the barn, Pigeon tower, and terraced gardens. All photos taken on mobile phone. It doesn’t matter what you take your pictures on, enjoy capturing some memories.
Check out this video from a few years ago, taken on mobile phone of Lever park aka Rivington Terraced Gardens, aka Pigeon Tower. The photos below are of the park as it is today after being cleaned up. A lot of work as gone into the restoration thanks to @rivingtontg www.rivingtonterracedgardens.org.uk
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..