On Friday I walked the first section of the walk. It’s amazing how quickly the Irwell becomes a real thing not just a little stream.
The weather wasn’t great to begin with and you knew you were up in the hills!
The layby where we’ll start.
Half an hour down the road and the Irwell is a proper torrent!
Some artwork along the way
The only tricky part of this bit of the route, where we’ll have to walk along a grass verge for a bit.