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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th April, 2018)

Hall Lane


Hall Lane
This was quiet before the new parking at Haigh Hall.

Photo: David  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Mick on 11th April 2018 at 06:31

Its always been busy at times with dog walkers, and who can blame when the plantations and Lady Mabels woods are looking so nice.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 11th April 2018 at 07:43

I agree Mick - never been 'quiet' on that Lane

Comment by: Kath H on 11th April 2018 at 08:17

It has always been busy, and not just with dog walkers. It’s such a lovely walk to the Hall from Hall Lane.

Comment by: PhilH on 11th April 2018 at 08:46

Is this not Copperas
Lane?

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th April 2018 at 09:11

I remember that Hall Lane and Leyland Mill Lane marked the end of two twenty-four-mile walks that my late friend Gillian and I did for charity in our mid-teens. As The Beatles so truly sang, "There are places I'll remember all my life".

Comment by: DTease on 11th April 2018 at 09:57

This is pathetic,can people no longer go anywhere without their own Personal Polluting Machine? For goodness sake get off your backsides and walk or ride a bike before you lose the use of your legs!

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th April 2018 at 10:55

No PhilH, Copperas Lane is in Haigh.

Comment by: Poet on 11th April 2018 at 11:44

Berried are the cherry trees
Where the thrushes nest is,
Buried is the little lane
With toxic metal boxes.

Can't see much evidence of walking going on here.

Comment by: Nick on 11th April 2018 at 12:14

DTease I go here in car as I live quite a long way of to walk the dogs. It's a bit far for him to walk and as yet has not learned how to ride a bike .

Comment by: Cyril on 11th April 2018 at 13:15

I can attest that since the hall became a hotel with parking restrictions; there has been far more cars parked up along Hall Lane with lots of folks walking up to the hall from there.

The only other time it has been busy without dog walkers is at night when it becomes a gay cruising site and a doggers meeting spot.

It is a Private Road otherwise there would be yellow lines all along there, if the congestion gets worse the residents could, if they so wished, Gate Off the lane.

Comment by: PhilH on 11th April 2018 at 15:29

Thanks Irene for the correction to my Copperas Lane tweet. Now I know where this is !

Comment by: DTease on 11th April 2018 at 15:39

People say they are taking the dog for a walk then they throw the poor Mutt in the car and drive for miles with the wretched animal panned out in the back with its tongue hanging out and gasping for breath.
They say they are going for a bike ride then they tie the bike on the back of the car and drive 150 miles to the Lake District. When they get there they ride around for an hour or so then drive 150 miles back home.
They say they have to take the kids to school so they stick the kids in the car and drive may be a hundred yards down the road to the school then they do another couple of miles looking for a parking space so that their grossly overweight offspring don't tire themselves out going inside.
IT'S PATHETIC!

Comment by: Poet on 11th April 2018 at 17:04

Taking the dog for a drive. What an extraordinary concept. They'll be catching trains up Snowdon next!

Comment by: Johnny on 15th April 2018 at 08:56

You're Right DTease.
I always swam the Mersey, never took the ferry!!

Comment by: DTease on 15th April 2018 at 18:07

Well done Johnny, now if you can just persuade a few more to join you....

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