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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 21st February, 2021)

Wigan from Rabbit Rocks

Wigan from Rabbit Rocks
Rylands Mill, M6 Viaduct and Ashurst Beacon.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 500mm F/5.6 PF)
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Comment by: Garry on 21st February 2021 at 04:40

It's proved to have a good advantage point on top of the Rabbit Rocks. Hope there's a photo of Hindley.
Well done Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2021 at 08:07

You're lucky to be able to see the beacon from up there, because there are so many trees that been planted on the top.

Comment by: Arthur on 21st February 2021 at 09:30

That's why Dave Oy is a professional photographer and you're not Mick, he has answers.
Another good one Dave.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st February 2021 at 09:53

Another good photo. Hope Anne sees this. Like Anne, I too was puzzled by one of the buildings shown on yesterday's p-a-d....I recognised the shape of the building but couldn't just place it....from today's photo, it seems it was Ryland's Mill. And, like Garry, I would be interested to see a view over Hindley from the rabbit rocks.

Comment by: Jonno on 21st February 2021 at 10:47

Steady on Arthur, Mick does a god job, out every day taking pics for you to look at, you don't have to be a professional to send pics to WW,. Ask Dave what he knows about Oil Rigs, then ask Mick and he will put you right.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 21st February 2021 at 10:54

Brilliant photo - what would that church be to the left of the Mill? st Michaels?

Comment by: Arthur on 21st February 2021 at 12:09

Sorry Jonno, just saying what it is.
No offense intended.

Comment by: Hindley man. on 21st February 2021 at 12:12

Yes Hindley would be great to see from that advantage view point, especially st Peters Church.

Comment by: Axcroft on 21st February 2021 at 12:15

The church is Wigan Baptist Church on Scarisbrick Street.
I just love these long shots and identifying landmarks from unusual perspectives.

Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2021 at 12:33

There a ancient footpath made up of ancient stone flag stones that runs from Roby Mill to Gathurst across the field just above the viaduct.
You can see a bit of it going down past a pond.

You can see the pond on this video @1.00

Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2021 at 12:45

And a bit more, when I was on my way back @ around 8.00

Comment by: Alan on 21st February 2021 at 12:50

Lets face it, Dave is the best.
Jonno, mick gives his fair share of criticism out, lets not forget that.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 21st February 2021 at 18:32

There's no 'best', only opinion and personal tastes. Many thanks to those that like my photographs. Trust me - that's enough.

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