Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Monday, 27 January 2014

Monday 27 January 2014 – A Wet Day in Long Preston

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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.

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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.

3 comments:

AlanR said...

Interesting. Whats the circular construction in front of heather. A well, sheepfold? Looks in good condition.

Phreerunner said...

Heather reports: 'The circular water enclosure is our water supply! ie Long Preston Water trust which supplies the village. Only a few of the new houses use Yorkshire Water although we have to pay them for sewerage.'
Well, well!

Heather T-S said...

Thank you for your visit Martin and just sorry couldn't arrange better weather but seem to have problems with getting my magic wand to work at present. Look forwards to hearing about your next trip. H