Short Walk Around Winter Hill
I hadn’t done this walk for at least six months so I thought it was time for a revisit. The weather has improved as the week has gone on, and this afternoon was bright and sunny – spring can’t be too far away.
Starting from Wilderswood and up onto the Winter Hill road, where we headed up to the masts at the top of the hill. There we followed the path past all the masts before descending across Noon Hill Slack to the old Belmont road, and from there we followed the paths back to Wilderswood. Approx five miles.
Map of the route.
Path from Wikderswood up onto the Winter Hill road.
The Terrible Trio pretending to be well mannered. If you look very carefully at top centre of the picture you can just make out Dean Mills Reservoir on Smithills Moor.
View from the top of Winter Hill looking towards Anglezarke Moor.
Looking back up the hill. To the left in the picture is part of the village of Belmont and Belmont Reservoir.
Another view across Noon Hill Slack towards Anglezarke Moor.
View from the old Belmont Road back across Noon Hill Slack and up towards the top of Winter Hill.
View of the Pigeon Tower from the old Belmont Road.
View from the old Belmont Road of Moses Cocker’s Farm, with Wilkinson’s Farm in the background.
Brett, Sam and Molly at the Pigeon Tower.
Passing by Rivington Pike Tower on the left.
Pike Cottage Dog Boarding Kennels in the last of the evening sun.