Remembrance Sunday 2015

Sixteen people set off from the bottom barn, on a grey and damp Remembrance Sunday morning, making their way to the memorial service which is held at the Bomber Memorial in Lead mines valley. On arrival we saw that Bolton Mountain Rescue had, this year, set up a gazebo which, in the blustery conditions, they had to hold down manually at each corner but it was very useful for keeping the equipment and hymn sheets dry and out of the weather.

Although there were not as many present as on previous years, no doubt due to the inclement weather, there were still about 100 attending. The short service was led by a member of Chorley Ramblers and we were very fortunate that the rain kept away whilst it was being held. 

Afterwards five of our group went back to their cars leaving eleven of us to continue our walk which took us up the valley, passing Simms, and turning left over the soggy Standing Stones hill to reach the flagged section of Spitlers Edge. Although sections of the flags were much waterlogged we were grateful they were there rather than walking through the wet peat found on the edge nearer to Horden Stoops.

We walked in a blustery wind under Great Hill and took our lunch at the ruined Great Hill Farm which gave us some protection from the elements. Leaving the farm behind we followed familiar paths to Well Lane, through Brinscall plantations and along the Goyt to White Coppice where we had a short stop, some of us, at last, dispensing with the overtrousers. We reached our cars at about 3.50 pm still relatively dry despite the conditions,

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