Wheelton in White
Date 5/1/2010
Starting Point Wheelton (SD600214)
Distance 2.5 miles

The winter of 2009/10 was the coldest and snowiest since 1982 and on the 5th January 2010 Lancashire got its heaviest snows in years. After getting home from work early I managed to catch the last of the daylight and take a walk from Wheelton on to the hill behind Prospect House then down and on to the canal

Tho old road out of Wheelton to Blackburn


Families sledging on the hill behind the Clock Tower


On the old Blackburn Road


Looking back to a snowy Wheelton


Though the ginnel, this is the spot where the landslide closed the old road forever.


Looking west to Whittle le Woods and the coast beyond, from the path behind Foxes Folly. The old chimney at Lower Copthurst is clearly visible.


The field behind Prospect House looking south to Healey Nab


Looking over the fields to St Barnabas Church at the top of Chapel Lane


The coast through a gap in the trees


This was taken from the top of the field and is looking towards Healey Nab


The light is fading now


Zooming in on a cold and white Chorley


A Winter wonderland


Heading back down the path from the field


Above the cottages on Whins Lane


Leeds Liverpool Canal from the bridge off Whins Lane


View west from the same bridge


Whins Lane Bridge


It's quite dark now as the streetlight gives the hegde an orange glow


...and the Top Lock pub is lit up


A special day that will live long in the memories of all who witnessed it.