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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 26th February, 2017)

Oatsotrampled


Oatsotrampled
Public right of way across the field between Copperas lane and Meadow Pit lane.

Photo: Edward Heaton  (iPad)
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Comment by: alan on 26th February 2017 at 00:01

I bet the farmer is mad about that.

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2017 at 07:51

Ive just had Oatibixs for my breaktfast Ozy

Comment by: Pauline on 26th February 2017 at 09:31

At least the public are keeping it neat.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 26th February 2017 at 10:06

I reckon if the landowner insists on sowing his oats on a public right of way, then he deserves to get them trampled on. Wouldn't you agree Mick ?

Comment by: Gary Leece on 26th February 2017 at 10:17

This photo is so typical of the Wigan countryside as I remember it, as a two year old walking with Grandad along footpaths out of Borsdane Wood toward Hall Lane, up Polly Shades Lump or alongside Dicconson Mill up to the Old Wash. The area shown here, for me, was a year or so later.
Invariably, on these daily walks, other old men would be met, nearly all ex miners, with their dogs.

Comment by: Syd on 26th February 2017 at 11:20

That is a really unique shot. A welcome change.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th February 2017 at 16:32

Doesnt look like the path was sowed , no oats growing along it to be trampled. Much better that the farmer leaves the space empty.
That said, its a very good photo, unusual.

Comment by: Garry on 26th February 2017 at 19:28

What year was this photo taken from, it's very near Harvest time?

Comment by: Ken R on 27th February 2017 at 17:59

Nice photo, just over the hill the footpath goes close to Blackrod Cricket Club.

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