Walk No. 31
Worthington Lakes 29-
The weather for the walk on Sunday afternoon, the 29th January, was almost perfect: a little nip in the air, which disappeared as we got moving, with bright clear visibility. It was a short walk around Worthington Lakes and surrounding areas. (The car park is just beyond the Kilhey Court Hotel). Rodney had done a recce and promised a beautiful and varied walk – and so it turned out to be!
The group were in excellent form; without being too personal, the average age must have been on the wrong side of 50 (and little Alice at age 4 or 5 must have pulled the average down quite a bit!) – yet the atmosphere was almost ‘youthful’ amongst friends and colleagues: lots of jovial laughter and jokes in the expectation of what was promised. And it was almost a record turn-
Worthington Lakes is a reservoir supplying water to the population of Wigan. Rodney tells me that when it was built, it cost £25,000 but that was some time ago probably when Great Britain was still on the Gold Standard – more likely, £25 million if it was built today.
We started with a gentle stroll around the southern end of the Lakes, then a short scramble up to the Leeds-
A lovely short walk – a bit of geography, a bit of local history and lots of interesting conversation with friends. Well done, Rodney.