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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 1st March, 2014)


Footpath from Bottling Wood to the Douglas marked as Unlikely to Flood.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Neil Cain on 1st March 2014 at 07:49

Is this the path with the old bell pit at the side higher up Reverend?

Comment by: Helen on 1st March 2014 at 08:37

From my experience of walking on footpaths this sort of path/steps becomes a torrent after rain. Water has to go somewhere & this is an easy channel for it. Nice woodland pic.

Comment by: dirty harry on 1st March 2014 at 10:50

some nice bits if timber there i dont think the parks department would mind if i took a couple of pieces.after all it isnt serving any use there it will rot in know time

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 1st March 2014 at 10:56

Lovely picture Rev. David....cheers!!

Comment by: Philip Harrison on 1st March 2014 at 11:03

I think that when Rev. Long took this pic the 'Yellow Brook' would be behind him. Bottling Wood would be in front of him.

Comment by: Mick on 1st March 2014 at 11:10

I know this footpath like back of my hand.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st March 2014 at 11:24

I don't know, Neil. Philip H is right - the path leads down to the brook, where you cross over a wooden plank bridge to get to the main path from Plantation Gates to Haigh Hall. It's the first time I'd been down there, walking from our daughter's at Whelley to catch the bus home from Wigan Lane.
I'd gone that way to see if I could locate The Woodlands and The Marie-Bonne (yesterday's p-a-d).

Comment by: Anne on 1st March 2014 at 13:35

Those steps look quite slippery, especially if torrents of water flow. Possible compensation claims?

Comment by: Barry Cusick on 1st March 2014 at 13:51

with all due respects Reverend,i know we all call them the Plantation Gates . But in fact they are actually called Prospect Gates,this is a common mistake we all make.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 1st March 2014 at 14:46

I agree with you Anne.Wet or dry they should be clearly visible to walk on.
.....Nice picture Rev David.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st March 2014 at 16:29

If that's their proper name, I wish folks would use it. It's very confusing having another Plantation Gates off Whelley.
I fear, however, that you've lost this battle, Barry. A Google for Plantation Gates only brings the Wigan Lane gates up, with pics going back over a century, and Prospect Gates brings nothing connected up.

Comment by: Bren on 1st March 2014 at 16:38

Someone already been in the same frame of mind as you DIRTY HARRY.. top section been taken by some thieving so and so.... should have their fingers cut off !!!

Comment by: John Taylor on 1st March 2014 at 18:52

Get some psychological help, dirty harry...and (maybe) put the wood back where you found it.

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd March 2014 at 00:07

Anne, surely these footpaths are "use at your own risk" and certainly not compensable. Questions, anyone???

Comment by: John H on 2nd March 2014 at 02:53

To Dirty Harry: It is still steeling. & I can say this is in Wigan

Comment by: John H on 2nd March 2014 at 03:09

A good place for a mugging don't you think Mick. Is this place not close to the place where Dogs have been attacked by stupid daft untrained off the leads dogs ?
I thought if any one would know it would be You

Comment by: Bren on 5th March 2014 at 13:44

dirty harry...... you state the rail is not serving any purpose.... it's there for anyone needing a bit of help getting up or down... myself included !!!! so keep your hands off.

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