27th April 2014
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An unremarkable, grey and damp Sunday morning. Lambs loiter in the adjoining field and I appear to be the first to start from this roadside on this occasion. The rocks will prevent numpties from parking too close to the farm track.
I decided to see if Molly would take to fellwalking.....
We went up the less-steep track and some others have got there first.
Molly 1st Felltop
No fanfare, no views, but hopefully the first of many for Molly..
"Once a week? Aren't there other hills we could climb?"
Here's a few other recent photos ....
Pendle from the fields behind our house
Molly's Lunchtime Walk
Close to work (see chimney) is the landscaped area known as "Pit Top". Once the site of Burnley's largest coal mine - Bank Hall Pit - the area was decomissioned as such in the 1970's and this is now an excellent amenity for local folk to take the air. The River Brun runs along the bottom of the parkland.
The River Brun runs under the Leeds / Liverpool Canal, or maybe it's the other way round. To the right is another arch where coal trains used to run to and from Burnley Bank Top (now Central) railway station.
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2014 ©