Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 19th February, 2021)

Wigan from Rabbit Rocks

Wigan from Rabbit Rocks
A wide angle shot from the top of Rabbit Roack, Ince. Check back tomorrow for a long lens closer shot!

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
Views: 1,831

Comment by: Garry on 19th February 2021 at 04:55

Great photo, Dave.
Just below is where the Whelley loop railway line ran and a iron bridge over the canal then on to Standish , to the left to De Trafford junction and Hindley.

Comment by: Mick on 19th February 2021 at 07:24

Incers are so lucky to have the Kirkless Nature Reserve on there doorstep

On a clear day they can see the Gathurst viaduct and the whole of Shevington from that view point.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th February 2021 at 08:45

I remember The Rabbit Rocks so well from childhood. Those huge oval shaped "rocks" were, I think, some kind of residue from the ironworks and they seemed much more solid than they do now. I imagine they have softened and crumbled over the years.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th February 2021 at 09:41

A much more scenic view than it was in the fifties. The air even 'looks' cleaner..the sky looks lovely and natural - as opposed to being 'touched up'. ( although I'm no expert in these things.)

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 19th February 2021 at 10:05

ONLY Incers called it Rabbit Rocks to us the other side of the 'cut' it was simply 'The Rockies'' - been going up there sixty years and never seen a pesky rabbit yet - think Elma Fudd comes out at night!!

Comment by: Arthur on 19th February 2021 at 11:13

Maybe you can't tell the difference between a dog and a rabbit, scholes malc.
Lovely photo .

Comment by: Anne on 19th February 2021 at 11:31

One things for sure, it isn't the highest point in Lancashire.

Comment by: Alan on 19th February 2021 at 12:04

Plenty rabbits and hares around that neck of the woods.

Comment by: Arthur on 19th February 2021 at 12:34

IT'S in Ince so Incers are entitled to call it Rabbit Rocks.
It's the highest point in Ince.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 19th February 2021 at 13:23

Irene, I think you will find that that is from the steelworks side of the operation. The Iron slag was tipped just off Hemfield Road. Remember the story of my great uncle Evan trapped under the locomotive that turned over?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th February 2021 at 15:50

Thankyou Neil. Yes, I think I must have meant the steelworks, (a lad, rather than a girl, would probably have known that!), and I do remember the story of your great Uncle.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.