Evening ride out

26th August 2021

In the mist of recovering from crocking my back last Sunday I'm trying to make the most of the light evenings after work by going out on my bike at least three time a week.

Not all of my bike rides will make it to the website after all this is a fell walking website but some deserve to be shared just like this one.


Ascent: 634 Feet - 193 Metres
Wainwrights: N/A
Weather: A Bright Evening With Highs of 17°C Lows of 15°C
Parking: N/A
Area: Wigan
Miles: 10.6
Walking With: On My Own
Ordnance Survey: Explorer 287
Time Taken: Hours Minutes
Route: Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Britannia Bridge - Rose Bridge - Top Lock - Haigh Hall Plantations - Haigh Hall - School Lane - Pendlebury Lane - Top Lock - Rose Bridge - Britannia Bridge - Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Map and Photo Gallery

Monk Hall Bridge from Top Lock.
It hadn't been the best of days forecast wise but it was set to turn brighter for the last couple of hours before sunset so I left work a little earlier and changed quickly as soon as I got home. Within twenty minutes of uphill slog from home I'd made it to Top Lock before making my way towards Haigh Hall.

Views over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towards Kirkless Wood.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal from Haigh Park Bridge.

Lovely light.
Penetrating the tree canopy onto the woodland below.

The sun us setting quite low now.
I notice I have about twenty five minutes of light left.

Haigh Hall Golf Course sun set.
There's still plenty of golfers on the course enjoying the last of the evening light.

Sunset from Pendlebury Lane, Haigh.
I can really pick some speed up descending Pendlebury Lane but there was no way was ignoring this gorgeous sunset so I stopped and just took it in for a while.

Sunset from Pendlebury Lane.
Captured using my mobile phone.

Watching the sunset.

Its got to the point where I'm wearing my head torch instead of a proper light set for my bike which I guess does the job just as well. I'm still suffering with my bad back but as the doc advised 'keep moving'

I'm glad I took his advise and took to the bike tonight.


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