Geo-Trips :: South Lancs village tour

South Lancashire

A drive from Billinge, Wed, 13 Oct 2010 by Raymond Knapman

A bright sunny autumn day made for good photographic conditions.Planned my route carefully to cover as many new squares as possible,but like all best laid plans ,adjustments had to be made to enable safe parking on minor country roads. Starting in Billinge made a diversion into new squares in Marsh/Kitt Green, then onto Shevington, Wrightington,Heskin,Andertons Mill,then circuited up Sanderons Lane on Horrocks Hill.Made for High Moor and Robin Hood, taking in the pubs and restaurants that proliferate the area.From here took in Parbold and then made for Lees Lane where I encountered a tame deer on the road.This road has some beautiful old property in tranquil settings, a good road for a cycle ride.

Finished off with a visit to Walthew Green.. A lovely hamlet off the beaten track.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SD5202 : The Holts Arms on Crank Road by Raymond Knapman
The Holts Arms on Crank Road

SD5406 : The Old Springs on Spring Road by Raymond Knapman
The Old Springs on Spring Road

SD5506 : Playground on Kitt Green Road by Raymond Knapman
Playground on Kitt Green Road
Marsh Green shopping parade in background

SD5405 : The Miner's Arms on City Road by Raymond Knapman
The Miner's Arms on City Road

SD5405 : Last Orders on City Road by Raymond Knapman
Last Orders on City Road

SD5505 : Montrose  Avenue in Kitt Green by Raymond Knapman
Montrose Avenue in Kitt Green
Viewed from Pemberton Business and Enterprise College seen on the right

SD5505 : Entrance to PEMBAC on Montrose Avenue by Raymond Knapman
Entrance to PEMBAC on Montrose Avenue
PEMBAC is the Pemberton Business and Enterprise College

SD5408 : Mini roundabout and shops at Shevington by Raymond Knapman
Mini roundabout and shops at Shevington
The junction of Miles Lane on the left and Gathurst Lane straight ahead

SD5308 : The M6 viewed northbound from Miles Lane by Raymond Knapman
The M6 viewed northbound from Miles Lane

SD5308 : Entrance to Gathurst Golf Club on Miles Lane by Raymond Knapman
Entrance to Gathurst Golf Club on Miles Lane

SD5408 : St. Anne's church on Church Road Shevington by Raymond Knapman
St. Anne's church on Church Road Shevington

SD5409 : Entrance to Shevington High School by Raymond Knapman
Entrance to Shevington High School

SD5409 : Entrance to The Gables on Paradise Farm by Raymond Knapman
Entrance to The Gables on Paradise Farm

SD5310 : St. Joseph's church on Crow Orchard Road by Raymond Knapman
St. Joseph's church on Crow Orchard Road

SD5311 : The Wrightington Hotel and Country Club by Raymond Knapman
The Wrightington Hotel and Country Club

SD5212 : Novel road names at Wrightington by Raymond Knapman
Novel road names at Wrightington
Courage Low Lane joins Moss Lane. Confusingly Toogood Lane is further along and... more

SD5213 : Toogood Farm Shop by Raymond Knapman
Toogood Farm Shop

SD5213 : Floral Archway  on St. James the Great church Heskin by Raymond Knapman
Floral Archway on St. James the Great church Heskin

SD5214 : The Brook House on Barmskin Road by Raymond Knapman
The Brook House on Barmskin Road

SD5114 : Barmskin Lane is joined by Bentley Lane by Raymond Knapman
Barmskin Lane is joined by Bentley Lane
Bentley Lane on the left leads to Mawdesley

SD5214 : Town Lane joins Barmskin Lane at Andertons Mill by Raymond Knapman
Town Lane joins Barmskin Lane at Andertons Mill
Town Lane leads to Heskin Green

SD5114 : Welcome sign for Mawdesley on Ridley Lane by Raymond Knapman
Welcome sign for Mawdesley on Ridley Lane

SD5014 : The Owls converted barn on Bentley Lane by Raymond Knapman
The Owls converted barn on Bentley Lane

SD5013 : Autumn sunshine on Bentley Lane by Raymond Knapman
Autumn sunshine on Bentley Lane
An isolated house provides pretty roadside frontage

SD5113 : Sanderson Lane by Raymond Knapman
Sanderson Lane
Sanderson House can be glimpsed on the left

SD5113 : Public footpath signs off Sanderson Lane by Raymond Knapman
Public footpath signs off Sanderson Lane
The location is called Dwerry House and paths lead to Horrock Hill and Wrightington

SD5013 : Public footpath sign on Bentley Lane by Raymond Knapman
Public footpath sign on Bentley Lane
The track leads to Gauger's Farm

SD5013 : Moody Lane joins Bentley Lane by Raymond Knapman
Moody Lane joins Bentley Lane

SD4912 : The Farmers Arms by Raymond Knapman
The Farmers Arms

SD5012 : Hunter's Hill car park near High Moor by Raymond Knapman
Hunter's Hill car park near High Moor
The car park is on the site of a quarry and gives access to paths over Harrock... more

SD5011 : The Rigbye Arms by Raymond Knapman
The Rigbye Arms

SD5111 : The High Moor Restaurant on High Moor lane by Raymond Knapman
The High Moor Restaurant on High Moor lane

SD5211 : Robin Hood Lane by Raymond Knapman
Robin Hood Lane
The road on the right is High Moor Lane

SD5210 : Dicconson Arms at Dangerous Corner by Raymond Knapman
Dicconson Arms at Dangerous Corner

SD5110 : Cottages on layby on A5209 by Raymond Knapman
Cottages on layby on A5209
Near Dangerous Corner

SD5110 : Double bends on the A5209 near Fairy Glen by Raymond Knapman
Double bends on the A5209 near Fairy Glen

SD5010 : The Miller and Carter restaurant on Parbold Hill by Raymond Knapman
The Miller and Carter restaurant on Parbold Hill
This restaurant is opposite a lay by for viewing over the Douglas valley and... more

SD4809 : Higher Lane near Dalton by Raymond Knapman
Higher Lane near Dalton
View towards Newburgh

SD4909 : Lees Lane joins Higher Lane near Dalton by Raymond Knapman
Lees Lane joins Higher Lane near Dalton

SD4909 : Public footpath off Lees Lane by Raymond Knapman
Public footpath off Lees Lane
Path passes Blackbird's Farm for Parbold

SD4909 : Elegant company on Lees Lane by Raymond Knapman
Elegant company on Lees Lane
A lone deer with one antler missing saunters along the lane

SD5009 : Fine old stone farmhouse on Lees Lane by Raymond Knapman
Fine old stone farmhouse on Lees Lane

SD5109 : Barn conversions on Lees Lane by Raymond Knapman
Barn conversions on Lees Lane

SD5208 : Gable end of medieval stone cottage at Holland Lees by Raymond Knapman
Gable end of medieval stone cottage at Holland Lees
The cottage is dated 1661 and is at the junction of Lees Lane and Appley Lane South

SD5207 : Public footpath sign at Walthew Green by Raymond Knapman
Public footpath sign at Walthew Green
The no through road is Whiteley Road

SD5207 : Autumn sunlight at Walthew Green by Raymond Knapman
Autumn sunlight at Walthew Green
The sign on left is for Walthew House

SD5207 : Public footpath sign at Walthew Green by Raymond Knapman
Public footpath sign at Walthew Green
View towards Roby Mill

SD5206 : Johnson's Farm on Lafford Lane by Raymond Knapman
Johnson's Farm on Lafford Lane

All images © Raymond Knapman and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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