Looking South from Cheetham Close.
On the slopes of Cheetham Hill with Winter Hill in the background.
At the trig point on Cheetham Close.
Winter Hill from Cheetham Close.
Crossing the footbridge at East end of Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir from the East.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.3 miles, Climb: 822'.
Time: 5 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Elaine and John.
The forecast suggested that we would be i n for a cold but dry day, so I decided to switch to my Paramo Winter gear - big mistake! it turned out to be pleasantly warm all day, especially when the Sun came from behind the occasional cloud.
The views from Cheetham Close were well worth the effort of the climb to the trig point and the bog hopping descent afterwards. Thankfully we all avoided getting wet feet.
Lunch was take by Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, where we found a bench to sit on as we basked in the Sunshine and watched the dog walkers pass by as we enjoyed our refreshments.
After lunch, much of the walk was along the Western side of all three reservoirs, but alas their notoriety as being a haven for birds did not materialise except for a some Mallards, Great cormorants and a few Black headed gulls.
We arrived back at the car park, having had a very enjoyable walk with plenty of time to catch up all that was happening with our friends at Bolton.