Distance - 9 Miles
Geocaches - 10
Two members of the family are having an adventure today. Ellie's is the most important, starting a new job placement tomorrow and moving into her new home today. I make the most of being a removal man and start the journey early to investigate the North.
I have not been to Wigan before. After the journey up, I check into Facebook at McDonalds at 10am and get references to make sure I order a McPie. Things meat and pastry related are taken seriously in this neck of the woods.
|This was seen on more than one Vehicle|
Curiosity satisfied, as once I work out Wigan's one way system, I park up there.
|Looks like a nightclub. Sure it is not.|
|Park up at Trencherfield Mill|
I set off on the walk. First cache in Wigan is found instantaneously under a seat, next to the canal. And its the Leeds Liverpool Canal that will provide the route for the first 4 miles or so.
|Keep the Canal on the Right and you cannot go wrong|
Its all up hill, meet a T-Junction at Top Lock (cache number 2 found) and then cross over a green bridge into the grounds of Haigh Hall.
|Take me into Haigh Hall|
Ellie is going to find the locals very friendly.
Soon the Hall is revealed in all its architectural glory.
|Offering Views over the home of Wigan FC - DW Stadium|
|Autumn is time to walk Haigh Country Park|
Timing is impeccable as I get to the house at the same time as the ladies. Two cars worth of Student's clothes and shoes are installed on site and we head off to the Robin Hood in Orrell for something to eat.
Good luck Ellie - we are sure you will be happy here.