I popped up to Long Preston to wish Heather a Happy New Year and enjoy a stroll in the rain with Rowan and the two mucky spaniels, Millie and Daisy.
It mainly rained, as forecast, as we pottered around a 12 km circuit based on a shortened version of the one we did in November 2012.
Returning to Long Preston, we admired what Heather describes as a classic view, towards Pendle Hill. She assures me that at certain times, for example in spring, autumn, and after a snow storm, this view is really wonderful. I couldn’t decide which image I prefer, so both of today’s are included below. I’ll visit again on a more clement day – it’ll be interesting to compare the pictures.
After lunch a visit to Captain Manning of the TGO Challenge Brigade and his lovely platoon, proved a good way to spend a rainy afternoon, before returning to Timperley, and a surprise visitor.