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Sat 13  Jan 2018

??, Barbara, Bill, Eric and Peter

This morning Whittle-le-Woods Councillor Eric Bell officially opened the third village ‘Book Swap’ kiosk at the junction of Hillside Crescent and Chorley Old Road. It has been converted from the old Telephone Box. As well as an excellent selection of books there is also an emergency defibrillator. Books are available for villagers to swap or borrow so please make use of this excellent free facility. The other Book Swaps are on Waterhouse Green and Town Lane/Halls Square (near the canal bridge).

Cllr Eric Bell

Enjoyed an evening walk with my camera, tripod and head torch to provide illumination.

Carwood Lane footpath

Hillfoot Cottage

Lower Copthurst
Wed 10  Jan 2018
I enjoyed a morning walk above the west side of Thirlmere, Cumbria to visit the bothy also known as Countess Ossalinsky's Summer House.

Countess Ossalinsky's Summer House

Countess Ossalinsky's Summer House interior
Tue 09 Jan 2018
Evening at Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society for first meeting at our new venue at Chorley Trinity Church Hall, Gillibrand Walks off Devonshire Road. I gave my new presentation on NE Nepal and Lumba Sumba La.
Sun 07  Jan 2018

The old toll building on the Leeds and Liverpool canal at Town Lane bridge, Whittle-le-Woods. I used my tripod to expose for 20 seconds and used my head torch to illuminate the foreground.

St James' Church, brindle seen while out on bike ride

St James' graveyard
Sat 06 Jan 2018

An evening walk along the canal between Town Land and Whittle Springs
Fri 05 Jan 2018
Had an interesting walk around Hollingworth Lake near Littleborough.
The lake was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal but developed as a tourist resort from the 1860s and became known as the Weighver's Seaport.
Hotels were built around it and tourism was helped by the arrival of the railway in 1839 which brought day-trippers and weekend visitors from Manchester, Bradford and Leeds.


Captn Webb used to train here

Hollingworth Lake postcard

Tourist steamer
Thu 04 Jan 2018

The Seathwaite Road, Cumbria in the pouring rain.
It is officially the wettest place in England.
Mon 01 Jan 2018
My first photo of 2018 taken shortly after midnight at a camp on the west side of Great End, Cumbria near Lambfoot Dub. The 10 second exposure showed moonlight in the cloud and my head torch to illuminate the tent.

My tent just after midnight. 

First coffee of the year

The tent just before packing up camp.

The stretcher box at Sty Head

Descending the Corridor route path

Taylorgill Force
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