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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 21st December, 2011)

Borsdane Wood

Borsdane Wood
As we have had lots of rain I took this photo of the bridge to Westhoughton across Borsdane Brook, looking more like a river.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: john H on 21st December 2011 at 01:13

I used to play in Borsdane woods has a child, benn in there many, many times I have never seen it so high.

Comment by: Ken R on 21st December 2011 at 03:09

Good photo. It must be 60yrs since I was in Borsdane Wood, thank you.

Comment by: Jed on 21st December 2011 at 06:59

Your right Harry it looks like the river Douglas. Excellent photo

Comment by: peterp on 21st December 2011 at 07:03

People call the new flood defences but when a brook turns into a river we need them

Comment by: gggdfdfg on 21st December 2011 at 16:20

good pic

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st December 2011 at 16:39

Like it, Harry.

Comment by: big c on 21st December 2011 at 17:25

good photo how do you get to Borsdane woods from Westhoughton

Comment by: Harry C. on 21st December 2011 at 19:33

Thanks all for your interest and comments.

big c. I don't think you can cross the fields now, you would have to go down Castle Hill Road to Hindley Mill Lane, which brings you to Hindley end of Borsdane Wood. H.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st December 2011 at 21:57

Wouldn`t like to cross the little bridge with all that water and slippery leaves Think you might get a bit wet!.
Merry christmas to all on Wigan World and afar.

Comment by: Graham Tinsley on 22nd December 2011 at 11:31

Great shot, Harry. You can get to the top of the sixty steps in the wood from the track which leads off Castle Hill at the end of the cemetary wall if it's on your left. The track leads to the farms and past Crows Nest signal box but it's open to walkers.

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