Setting out from Rainow

We started from Smithy Road at Rainow, just behind the Robin Hood pub. From there you got a view across to White Nancy, which just could be seen on the horizon. The sky was cloudy but rain did not seem likely.

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We took a narrow path up to the main road. Crossing the Hurdsfield road we headed up the track.

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At the top we had a good view of Lambaload reservoir.

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A ruined farmhouse stood on the top of the hill, now just home to sheep. You wonder what stories these stone have to tell.

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We headed down towards the reservoir

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crossing one of the many stiles we encountered on this walk.

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We stopped for a break against a wall

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From there the views were great

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Shortly, we headed off again across the grass

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The grass was lush beside a stream

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viewed from the simple wooden bridge.

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The sheep looked on as we sauntered by

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The buttercups stood proud

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as they filled the field

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before giving way to long bendy grass

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which has its own beauty.

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Again we crossed the open fields

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eventually passing the house of the walk leader

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where the local ram stood guard

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The sky had considerably brightened as we got back to Rainow

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with just one more stile to cross.

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