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Our trek this week takes us to Moses Gate Country Park in Farnowrth. As a relatively recent immigrant to the area, that's what I call it but locals call it Crompton Lodges as it was once the home of a paper mill owned by the Crompton family.

We departed at about 8.30 and it was bloody freezing but keeping up a decent pace soon got me warm.

As ever we take in some of the canal, which is currently completely frozen, much to the annoyance of the swans.







From there, we follow the river. It's mostly trees and mud so there's not a huge amount to see.





Until we come to the bridge across the river into the park.



This is Rock Hall, built by John Crompton who was the father of Thomas Bonsor Crompton who was apparently the first papermaking tycoon. John Died as the house was completed in 1806.



From there we head back along the river on the opposite bank.



 
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Today was my first outing on this route and it's really knackering because it's full of steps up and down like this.







The railway is very close to the river here.



Bizarrely, this path ends in the car park of the MG specialist round the corner from my house which had this old snotter on their lowloader.



Finally a few pics from the locality.



It wasn't me, I wasn't there, and you can't prove I was.



 
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3 hours after that set of pics we went out again (9 month old border collies don't do tired) and it had all changed.









This isn't a field, it's a frozen lake.





 
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