Rabbit Rocks

Started by: jo anne (33394) 

They featured on BBC Northwest Tonight this evening - did anyone else see it.

Started: 5th Nov 2020 at 19:09

Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

The programme will be available soon on BBC iPlayer - Link

The feature was near the end.

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 19:15

Posted by: tonker (23087) 

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Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

Yep,, I wotched Wodger, on the Wabbit Wocks

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 19:22

Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

The presenter said that the 1978 BBC mini-series “The Hills of Heaven” was filmed on location there . That answers part of this question on IMDb:

When I was a lad there were fake pit heads and a massive wooden cut out of a building on the Leeds Liverpool canal, I was always told this was for Hills of Heaven but doesn't mention Wigan as a location, I would like to watch it but cannot find it anywhere.

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 19:23

Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

It was Roger Johnson indeed, TTS!

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 19:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

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Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

The Rabbit Rocks featured on the news programme’s The Great Outdoors series, thanks to once local lad, Neil Crossland, writing in.

The item is only available till 7pm tonight - so be quick if you missed it!

iPlayer (From 13:30)

There’s also a Twitter clip - Link.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 09:37

Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

Rabbit Rocks features on the front cover of the latest Local Life magazine and is one of the highlights in a 7.3 mile walk that’s outlined inside.

Local Life - Wigan Edition - Jan/Feb 2021 Link (p.51 - 53)

Local Life’s website has over 70 walks - Jack’s Tracks

Replied: 20th Jan 2021 at 20:41

Posted by: tomplum (7136) 

Replied: 20th Jan 2021 at 21:16

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

That path yoo exited on to Belle Green Lane from, used to be a 'road' which was called Kirkless Lane, and it was partially tarmacked and in the 1980s I would drive down that road from Belle Green Lane to Cale Lane at Noo Springs, it was Kirkless Lane up to the canal bridge, and then from the canal bridge it was Farm Lane from there to Cale Lane, amd it ran along the side of Redland Tiles, and historically Kirkless Lane went through the middle of the Steel Works (Top Place) which was there at one time.

It looks like that road as now been grassed over, and returned to nature

And Wabbits

Replied: 20th Jan 2021 at 22:33

Posted by: jo anne (33394) 

I’m enjoying Oy’s recent series of pics on Photo-a-Day, all taken from the top of Rabbit Rocks.

19/2/21 - 20/2/21 - 21/2/21

And Mick’s comment on 19th Feb gave me a chuckle

Incers are so lucky to have the Kirkless Nature Reserve on their doorstep

On a clear day they can see the Gathurst viaduct and the whole of Shevington from that view point.

Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 14:33


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