Tuesday, March 11 – White Coppice

Decided on an afternoon out, so off I went at 2pm.  The afternoon was gloriously bright for the time of year, and the conditions were quite summery.  Leaving Horwich, I turned through Lever Park to Rivington, taking the Upper Anglezarke road.  On the far side of the upper reservoir, I turned along a footpath, which climbed over Anglezarke Moor, then I cut across to an old, disused road, and after passing several ruined farmhouses, I joined a road that rushed me downhill to a beautiful small lake, and then on to White Coppice.  Now, I pottered along to Heapey, Clayton Green, and uphill through Rip Row.  I reached the Chorley – Preston road at Clayton-le-Woods, crossed it, and took a byway, past the gates of Cuerden Hall, and bumped along a footpath and under the ‘Haunted Tunnel’ to the main Wigan – Preston road.  I again came on the Chorley road at BamberBridge, then along to Walton-le-Dale for tea.  After tea I pottered along by Walton Hall to Longton, Lostock Hall, and through Leyland to Chorley, and then lit up.  I bumped along through Cowling and Limbrick to Heath Charnock, then Horwich and home in good time.

60 miles