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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 5th February, 2021)

Back Lane

Back Lane
Back Lane, Appley Bridge looking towards Dalton.

Photo: Dave Thomas  (Google Pixel 2 XL)
Views: 1,875

Comment by: rain on 5th February 2021 at 00:18

Just goes to show if you have trees on the road , front gardens , and allow Nature to be a part of where you live , it makes huge difference . Even the council estate where I lived all the houses had front gardens and some trees on the road . Now all the gardens are gone and have been made into car ports . Looks soulless now .Great photo Dave , really like it . Love the view into the distance . Looks a nice place to live . Thank you for posting .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th February 2021 at 09:03

Lovely photo...haven't we got some lovely places around Wigan? It looks a very peaceful place.

Comment by: Mick on 5th February 2021 at 09:05

Back lane must be one of Wigans best views

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2021 at 09:42

A real breath of fresh air... it looks a lovely area. Beautiful views from the top of the lane.

Comment by: Gill on 5th February 2021 at 10:06

That's a cracking shot Dave, love the misty fields in the distance.

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 5th February 2021 at 11:46

Agreed - I am lucky enough to live in the houses to the left of this photo, and the view over the Douglas Valley towards Ashurst Beacon and Dalton is lovely all year round. We sometimes don't appreciate what's literally in front of our own eyes...

Comment by: Maureen on 5th February 2021 at 13:59

Some years ago when I had the puff to cycle up Wigan Lane I went down Back was lovely,as children would say..I whizzed it is a lovely area.

Comment by: Edna on 5th February 2021 at 16:20

Lovely view this, you can't beat trees in a street.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2021 at 18:53

Maureen I would love to get my bycycle out of the shed, but I think kids would stare at me and shout ''look at that old lady on a bike"...

Comment by: Maureen on 5th February 2021 at 20:41

Veronica,I would love to get on my bike again,it's just the freedom..I used to go on good rides with Cliff,going through country lanes and you could smell all the greenery,it was heaven,but as you say the kids of nowadays would have a field day wouldn't they..a woman used to live near us ..and she was knocking on a bit..she went up this Avenue where I live like it wasn't a problem and always had a cigarette in her mouth,how she did it I'll never biking,I would love to have more puff in order to get back on my bike..I'm afraid the Covid made a bit of a mess with my breathing..never mind eh lol.

Comment by: britboy on 5th February 2021 at 21:58

Used to live in Appley Bridge many years ago, came off the M6 and down Back Lane nearly every day coming home from work.
The area is very rural and a great place to live.
In fact the left turn in the picture went onto the estate I lived on.

Comment by: Mick on 5th February 2021 at 22:20

For all you dreamers who say they want to go on a bike ride, enroll at Wigan council bike ride, you are escorted in small groups along safe easy peddling tracks.
Britboy was at one time a member of Wigan advanced drivers.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2021 at 22:27

It's not safe on the road anyway Maureen , take care. x

Comment by: Veronica on 6th February 2021 at 14:02

On second thoughts Maureen we could join a group! Wait till summer....

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