other end of the reservoir on Smithills moor as we should have seen
Bolton at night as we should have seen
sleet, wind ,darkness and mist reduced visibility to around 2m at this stage , strobe and reflective clothing was essential, this route has a deep ditches, bogs and slopes on both sides
note from dad : always keep the people you are with close when you are in poor weather,
this shows the use of reflective clothing and strobe lighting to keep in contact, you need to be aware of the people around you , this weather can disorientate very easily
Note from dad :Road was very poor -soft wet snow next to the ditches ( this is on the right hand side -its 8 around inches deep full of soft mud ) , Coal Pit road had hard compressed snow - rain on top which had frozen into a black ice giving the tyres nothing to grip into or onto - when you got out the car you fell over ;) passable with difficulty with cold weather tyres (winter Tyres) on.
sanoodi route to follow