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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 6th December, 2020)

Woodshaw Hill

Woodshaw Hill
Or, "The Wutchy"...as my dad would say.

Photo: Stuart Liptrot  (Lumix DMC FS14)
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Comment by: Kath H on 6th December 2020 at 08:32

Everybody who lived in Aspull called it the Wutchy.
It’s different now than when it was when I was a kid, now looks quite pretty.

Comment by: Poet on 6th December 2020 at 08:35

I like this one . A proper December picture . The fields are barren places to walk at the moment . Best hope is a hard frost to turn the ground to iron so you don't keep sinking in the mud .

Comment by: Veronica on 6th December 2020 at 09:48

Oh! Shades of South Pacific... ' When the sky is a bright canary yellow.....' I think it's a sign of Winter storms ahead...

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 6th December 2020 at 10:01

The ‘Wutchy’ – the climb up the steps used to be rewarded with magnificent views over south Lancashire, Manchester, Rivington and beyond. Now? Do not bother – the overgrown vegetation has all but obliterated the viewpoint – I am all for greenery taking over but a bit of ‘constructive pruning’ to make the climb worthwhile would not go amiss
I walked across the full length of it a couple of weeks ago for the first time in over thirty years – great walk... if you can avoid the ‘Sunday Aspull Motocross’ brigade that is!

Comment by: Gary on 6th December 2020 at 10:33

Woodshaw Hill?? Wutchy Pit - and I agree with you Kath H. Very different from 1950s/early 60s.
It is lower now and does look fine - all down to Forestry Commission work c. 1964.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th December 2020 at 10:49

I have heard it called Woodshaw's Ruck but all Wiganers know it as t'Wutchie. Like the old Cooling Towers used to be, it's one of those places you suddenly see from a distance when you've been away, and it whispers "Home" and you smile.

Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2020 at 10:57

Ive been sat here all morning trying to make something of them puddle shapes.
And best I can come up with is a mouses head drinking some spilt milk

Comment by: Anne on 6th December 2020 at 12:12

An artistic one, not a lot of colour but very effective.

Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2020 at 13:06

They have done the same with Ashurst Beacon now you cant see the beacon from Parbold Hill because of all the newly planted trees.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 6th December 2020 at 14:05

Stuart, interesting photograph. I've put some information on some of your photographs on album on page 3.

Comment by: peebee on 6th December 2020 at 15:47

It's not a muse Mick, look at the length of it's nose definitely a rat.!

Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2020 at 18:44

Yes peebee I think you are right

Comment by: rosy lee on 6th December 2020 at 19:17

Mick when you are in all those cafes you visit put on a spotty bandana and offer to read customers futures in their tea leaf pictures - I made a fortune

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