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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th September, 2014)

Wigan Valley

Wigan Valley
From Billinge Hill.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 17th September 2014 at 08:28

Nice one Neil - never tire of that veiw.

Comment by: kath on 17th September 2014 at 09:23

I've not been up there for ages - very nice

Comment by: Maureen on 17th September 2014 at 11:48

That's a very nice serene shot Neil.

Comment by: Julie. on 17th September 2014 at 14:16

lovely view of rivington from the distance, i like this photo thanks.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th September 2014 at 17:38

Isn't that the Ernest Pyke tower on Winter hill or am I mistaken. Great photo, I also never tire of looking at it.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th September 2014 at 18:56

Explain Derek; I`d the opportunity to go to the top of the TV mast on Winter Hill, but refused.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 17th September 2014 at 19:51

Julie, if you want a closer view of Rivington, taken on the same day from Haigh, you can look at this :-

You can easily identify the white building in this photo which is below the extreme left tower on "the hill"

Comment by: chris on 17th September 2014 at 20:23

beautiful view love this photo.Neil.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 17th September 2014 at 22:07

Beautiful shot Neil...thank you....cheers!!!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 18th September 2014 at 04:01

It would be really nice if it were possible to view images with a higher resolution than they appear on the PaD pages. This is especially true for landscapes like this one, which contain an enormous amount of detail which the PaD image only hints at :-)

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 18th September 2014 at 20:37

You can even see the the four flood light towers at Macron, formerly the Reebok stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers, in Horwich.

Comment by: anteater on 18th September 2014 at 23:45

i go along chorley old road near winter hill every weekday going to and from work and view from there is great especialy on clear days and clear nights sunsets and sunrises i suppose i should watch rhe road.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th September 2014 at 10:39

Good one Nwil.....looks very peaceful....another jigsaw picture maybe??

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 20th September 2014 at 17:24

Robin and Jean, if you want a more detailed pic you can go to:-
and download it, 8.24 MB, resolution 4162 x 2864 pix. Of course approx half is going to be sky/clouds. You can see the birds around the tractor ploughing the field (and the bird in the sky is better.)

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