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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 19th January, 2014)

Elnup Wood


Elnup Wood
Taken in Elnup Woods, Shevington - the upper path to the left ends up on Beech Walk, by St Marie's Church, Standish. The first of the paths to Shevington we've explored so far.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 19th January 2014 at 00:07

The lower path on the right also can lead to Beech Walk and Standish hall if you take the left turn just after the cottage.

If you go straight on you end up at the John Pit and Standish Lower Ground.

Elnup is a great wood since the friends of Elnup cleaned it all up and made walkways and bridges.

Comment by: christine bishop on 19th January 2014 at 00:46

WOULDNT LIKE BE GOING dOwn THERE IN THE DARK ,sombre photo

Comment by: Ellen on 19th January 2014 at 02:55

I like this a lot. I've long thought that trees in winter have their own special beauty,--like delicate carving.

Comment by: Ellen on 19th January 2014 at 02:55

I like this a lot. I've long thought that trees in winter have their own special beauty,--like delicate carving.

Comment by: Garry on 19th January 2014 at 06:51

I need cheering up, this photo don't help.

Comment by: kath on 19th January 2014 at 06:58

a bleak Winter photo. I'd like to see it again in Spring.Without Winter how do you appreciate the greenery of Spring and Summer?

Comment by: Mick on 19th January 2014 at 07:42

Also we always knew this wood as Mill Dam wood, the footpath on the left is going over the dam and you can still see the slots in the stonework where a dam gate could be lowered in place to stop the flow of water.

Comment by: mike nz on 19th January 2014 at 07:57

run many times along that path with wigan phoenix over the years

Comment by: AL on 19th January 2014 at 09:04

I would'nt like to walk down there in the day time!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th January 2014 at 10:03

I`ve walked every footpath in this wood and from it to Gidlow and Standish.
Google `elnup wood shevingto` and the first item is Mick`s video:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTBAuRLiF5o

Comment by: Garry on 19th January 2014 at 10:15

I hope the Rev has the copyright with this one! Sorry rev you asked for it.

Comment by: Roy on 19th January 2014 at 10:26

I'm with Mick on this one, Mill Dam Wood as far as i'm concerned. Elnup Woods start nearer to Shevington Lane i would suggest.

Comment by: Roy on 19th January 2014 at 14:37

Ernest i have replied to your question re white city. Sorry Rev for using your posting as a message board. Rev Long i once asked you a question just after you retired but didn't get an answer, but it would appear you have answered it in a roundabout way. It was based on once a Reverend always a Reverend, i asked you if you kept your title even when you were COMPLETELY retired.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th January 2014 at 17:37

Thanks for the comments - sorry to offend locals regarding the proper name for the woods. I think I saw Elnup on the board by the road out.
Ellen & Kath - I like woods in winter - the trees don't get in the way of one another - I wonder if the saying 'Can't see the wood for the trees' is a comment on the fact that you only see the outer greenery of a wood once the leaves are out.
Roy - it's up to me whether to use 'Rev.' or not - and I don't always, and less now than when I was working. Whether or not, I'm a Priest until I die. After that, God only knows!

Comment by: alan lad on 19th January 2014 at 18:07

Mick put right or wrong ,when at shevie school did the cross country go out by the lower path and return via the left?

Comment by: Mick on 19th January 2014 at 18:28

Alan yes it did go along the lower path and towards the John Pit then up towards Standish Wood Lane then left turn through the fields and along the track that goes past the Hermitage and comes out on Arbour Lane

Comment by: beryl coles as was on 7th July 2015 at 20:58

Born in mill dam cottage 79 years ago. The waterfall gushed then and for years afterwards until the water was piped away.
It was my playground in the mill dam woods. I loved it then. To be in the cottage on a windy day all that you could hear was the waterfall. Wonderful

Comment by: David Ashurst on 2nd January 2018 at 17:50

Did Ellen Houghton live there then. My parents lived in MillDam Woods circa 1950. Before that another relative is believed to live there. It was always said that Ellen was their neighbour so I assumed there were 2 cottags

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