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6 Nov 11   An early morning walk along the canal to Ashton, then jumped on a train to Greenfield.
 Walked along a short stretch of the Huddersfield canal to Uppermill, then struck out to the hills.
 Over Alderman Hill to Dovestones reservoir then up onto the Pennines proper at Ashway Moss.
 Followed the edge round to Chew reservoir then continued along the edge of Wimberry Moss
to Alphin Pike before dropping back down to Greenfield for buses back to Ashton and home.
 The first frost of the winter was a prelude to a beautiful day.

A misty dawn on the Ashton Canal.

The aptly named 'Tranquilo'.

First sun at Portland Basin, Ashton.

Autumn colours at Frenches Wharf Marina, on the Huddersfield Canal at Greenfield.

Alderman Hill from Frenches Wharf.

Frenches Wharf Marina.

The railway viaduct over the Huddersfield Canal at Greenfield.

A couple of the locals near St. Chad's Church, Greenfield.

The Tame valley from the slopes of Alderman Hill.

The Tame valley from the war memorial on Alderman Hill.

Yeoman Hey and Dovestones reservoirs from Alderman Hill.

Greenfield reservoir and the Saddleworth Moors.

Yeoman Hey reservoir with Ashway Moss beyond.

Strange fruit, by Dovestones reservoir.

Dovestones reservoir, with Alphin Pike behind.

Alderman Hill from Yeoman Hey reservoir.

Autumn colours, Wimberry Moss behind.

Dovestones reservoir and Alderman Hill.

Alderman Hill and the reservoirs from Great Dove Stone Rocks.

A good day for sailing on Dovestones reservoir.

On Dish Stone Brow, approaching Chew reservoir.

Chew reservoir.  Completed in 1912, the reservoir was the highest in England, at 1,600 ft (488m)
above sea level, until the Cow Green Reservoir in Teesside was completed in 1971.

Evening light on Wimberry Stones.

Lengthening shadows over the Saddleworth Moors.

Looking over Oldham to Winter Hill near Chorley, from Alphin Pike.

The tower blocks of Manchester city centre 11 miles distant.  Beyond, just rising above
the haze, can be seen the Clwyd Hills in North Wales, approximately 60 miles away.

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