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Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sunday Stroll: Over the Stile

When going for a walk in the country you should take care to keep to the public rights of way across private land, just as the landowner has a duty to keep the right of way open and walkable.

On this stroll I was following the footpath from Mossley Cross to Knott Hill Reservoir. Part of the route crosses a corner of Ashton golf club before going over this stile into woodland called New Covert. The path then continues through the woods to meet the path around the old reservoir.

It somehow feels naughty to be walking across the golf course without a set of clubs but, as long as you keep to the line of the path, you are okay. Of course, you have to keep an eye on what the golfers are doing as it would be unwise to walk across in front of someone about to take a shot!

The path into the woods looks very inviting and I will show you what lies ahead another week!
See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. Seems to me New Covert is an unusual name for a wood.

  2. The word "covert" is often used to talk about hidden or undercover activities. This meaning has probably come from another meaning of covert, as a noun, to mean "area of thick undergrowth where animals hide". It also means a habitat for game birds. I should imagine the woods were planted to be a wildlife habitat or game habitat.


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