Saturday 16th April 2016.

Clear weather and a few shots of ‘Beatrice’ up at Bury South. Looks good.
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Monday 21st March 2016.

m18Low Irwell water at Warth and a pic or two taken on pebble ‘islands’.
m20An ‘out of place’ water-smoothed but once neat-cut sandstone ‘pebble’ has been dumped by flowing water. Wonder where that came from?
m17And a spade remnant that might not be old – just water-battered.
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Saturday 12th March 2016.

IMG_2086Good weather and a couple of noisy steamers up at Bury South. Short video at Steam Train page – with the answer to ‘splice’ question.
Other folk were watching – one young man had been on Flying Scotsman Train while it had been at Bury. GRRR!
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Monday 29th February 2016.

f20From the new footbridge, near the boat-club entrance, a footpath is partially laid around the muddy side of Elton Reservoir. (Short Video 25 on Elton Res. page) Water-birds, as always, by the inlet, and the tiny brick arched bridge, and channels near it, are good spots for Herons. Pic taken today, from just off the path, looking across at Old Hall Farm.
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Wednesday 10th February 2016.

f2De-foresting and a bit of sun allowed a ride along Railway Terrace footpaths by Compton Reservoir Bury earlier. Megalithic walls – railway built – and one or two short tunnels under or near the viaduct add a few yards to bike/pedestrian routes. Old machinery by reservoir now well out of place!
f4Riding here is okay but there are (modern?) flights of steps. Tricky but not impossible with a bike. It gets impassable here when Balsam is in bloom.
A short ‘video’, taken 25th February 2016, of tunnel and paths at Wellington St. Viaduct Page.
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Wednesday 13th January 2016.

j11Take care if cycling up Wellington Street Viaduct from St. Gabriels end. Fallen tree halfway across path as you get through ‘gates’. Hail stones there too this morning.
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Sunday 10th January 2016.

j8 Footpath from the back of Railway Terrace, near Wellington Street, Bury, is much better after de-forestation of Crompton’s Lodge. There are steps and a stone tunnel further along the uphill path but it’s a good short-cut to Elton – Bolton Road – near Bury.
Flying Scotsman is about once more – not seen yet – but City of Wells up at Bury South. Approach to Wellington Street viaduct bike-route has a nasty fallen tree-trunk halfway over path – take care along there. Old leaves, in rotting piles, slippery too.
‘Ladies Day’ on the steamers?
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Wednesday 9th December 2015.

d11Building work, near Bury, is going-on where the canal used to be. Diggers uncovered what looked like a cutting side or maybe a wall. The pile of old stone dug-up looks like old factory building parts – one some kind of gate-post. Some may be canal parts even.
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Tuesday 20th October 2015.

O21It’s not everyday that you see a steam train engine on the back of a lorry – very out-of-place. But one was today. Couldn’t tell which but the valve box covers are sloping … was it 13065 – the Crab?
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Thursday 15th October 2015.

At the end of Daisyfield Greenway (NCR 6), coming from Bury toward Radcliffe, is a cross-roads. Turning right gets you to the side-streets behind Bury and Bolton Road. Turning left takes you over the Elton Reservoir feed stream oopart and then, following that stream by turning right, you’ll reach Elton Reservoir Boat Club car-park on your right. Keeping left along the lane behind the club takes you to a farm gate – you can go past and come out at Benny’s Ruin near Bank Top Bridge over Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Warth. But going through the right turn-off style and up the steep bit of path you’re atop Elton reservoir embankment. Go down to the farm lane, turn left to Benny’s Ruin and turn right for Bank Top Bridge. Bury/Radcliffe Road is half a mile away under Lattice Bridge and along by River Irwell path to that main road. Several ooparts on the route which is fairly flat.
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