A couple of days ago I moaned that we hadn’t even had chance to climb Holcombe Hill this summer, well yesterday we made it up to the top and great fun it was too.
After a lovely sunny morning it clouded over but the rain held off for once and after Alex had awoken from his early afternoon nap we whisked the kids off to the other side of Bury before either of them could say "we don’t want to climb no stupid hill we just want to watch a bit of Telly".
We knew that the Peel Monument at the top of Holcombe Hill was open to the public as it was taking part in a National Heritage weekend. Apparently it’s opened up most Sundays by volunteers and you can tell if the Tower is climbable because they will fly a flag from the top to tell you it is open.
Maria made it up and down the hill without any assistance or whinging and this was her first climb above 1,000 ft, she also managed the 166 steps up the Tower. Obviously Alex had to be carried up the hill (providing me with a bit of resistance training) but enjoyed the views and the passing dogs, he also walked along the flatter sections enabling me to catch my breath. Photos posted