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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th March, 2013)

Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen
Appley Bridge

Photo: Sandra Webster  (Casio EX-Z90)
Views: 4,052

Comment by: Janice on 17th March 2013 at 00:04

Very nice image Sandra. Looks like a nice place to walk.

Comment by: britboy on 17th March 2013 at 02:37

I lived in appley bridge for 16yrs and don't recoginise this photo, were abouts is it??

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th March 2013 at 03:17

I recognised where this photo was taken when scrolling down to see it`s title.
Walked thro`this glen many times, but not for some years.
You have captured it`s beauty extremely well, Sandra and the glint of the sun helps a lot.
Were there any birds singing?
This glen is only a short walk away from the main road that runs from Dangerous Corner to Parbold Hill.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th March 2013 at 03:36

I put `fairy glen` in search box above and found Mick Byrne`s 7th January 2013 P-a-D.
Extract from comments:-
Comment by alan lad on 7th January 2013 at 20:21
where was/is fairy glen inbetween appley bridge and dangerous corner ?
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 7th January 2013 at 21:51
alan lad, refer :-

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th March 2013 at 04:35

What a beautiful picture Sandra.....I love it , may I have a copy for my album, please.....

Comment by: Mick on 17th March 2013 at 07:30

A lovely wood not many Wiganers will know about this hidden gem.

Theres a lovely walk on Youtube that takes you from Appley Bridge along the canal and back through Fairy Glen.

Theres even a picnic stop on the way.

Then theres one that takes you from Shevy to High Moor via the Fairy Glen, with a ice cream stop on top of Parbold Hll



Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 17th March 2013 at 08:58

The childhood memories came flooding back. Brilliant photo Sandra. Have walked here lots of times in the past few years but there's nothing like
remembering how it was as a child.

Comment by: Gareth on 17th March 2013 at 09:45

If you can , you want to try to take a photo from near enough the same spot in June when everything is growing and compare them !

Comment by: Sandra Webster on 17th March 2013 at 10:24

thank you for all the comments and yes Ernest there was a lot of birdsong it is a really lovely place to walk ... feel free to copy Lizzie ...

Comment by: mw on 17th March 2013 at 10:30

Lovely photo Sandra ,i,ll put that on my list for our daily walks

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th March 2013 at 11:18

Thank you Sandra.....much appreciated. :)

Comment by: kath pressey on 17th March 2013 at 14:30

utterly beautiful

Comment by: Ellen on 17th March 2013 at 17:03

Magical! You could almost believe the fairies are just awakening for the spring (do fairies hibernate???)!!
A masterful capture anyway with the hint of mystical mist! Thankyou.

Comment by: Ellen on 17th March 2013 at 17:06

Or, considering todays date,(pause for effect)...Leprechauns!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th March 2013 at 20:47

Well said Ellen.....happy st.Patricks day to all our irish friends.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th March 2013 at 20:50

Gloprious photo Sandra.How about that for a Jig-saw???

Comment by: C Rad on 17th October 2013 at 00:09

I was born in Wigan but moved to London in 20s. I am absolutely gutted looking at all these superb photo's that I never went to any of them or even knew they existed.

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