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Clitheroe Ramblers pass Bronze Age stone circle

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On a beautiful sunny and frosty morning 15 Clitheroe Ramblers set out from the car park near the junction of the Tockholes and Belmont roads.

They followed the route of the Witton Weavers Way along the track past Catherine Edge and Longworth Moor, enjoying fine views towards Winter Hill and Belmont Reservoir. They skirted aroud Delph Reservoir to Dimple, where they enjoyed a coffee break on seats provide by the Unitarian Chapel.

The route then climbed past Dimple Hall and up onto the moor to reach the trig point and Bronze Age stone circle at Cheetham Close. From here there were extensive views in all directions.

Retracing their steps for a short distance the group descended via Three Lowes to Entwistle Reservoir. They followed the path beside the reservoir and then climbed up through the trees to cross the A666. A track took them across Turton Moor to rejoin the Witton Weavers Way at Green Lowe and follow it back to their starting point.

The majority of the walk was on tracks and as the ground was partly frozen the moorland sections were not too boggy. After a very disappointing and muddy summer it was a pleasure to stride out on such a bright and beautiful autumn day.

 

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