485 Metres Ascent
It was an early start on a cold day. I was out before 8am into a cold dawn. The thermometer said 2 degrees C and it certainly had a chill to it. This was a quick walk with the limited time I had available, it was the Rugby World Cup final in the afternoon so I was off to Old Trafford for the first time in years.
The plan was to head to Watergrove then follow the Pennine Bridleway towards Clay hill, a quick stop at the shelter and then back to the Bridleway. For once I followed the plan!
The sky was clear and despite the cold and wind chill I soon warmed up. Those hills do that to you. The views over Manchester were fairly good, but a haze stopped it being a perfect view. A quick stop at the shelter before I was back on the move. As usual it was very quiet which made it a great morning stroll!
I would love to have these hills on my doorstep. Maybe I'll return north in a few years?