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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Dawn over Buckton Moor

Today's Sky Watch image shows the golden dawn lighting up the sky over Buckton Moor, as seen from Mossley.

The view is eastwards across the Tame Valley and just right of centre is the prominent outline of the hill atop which lie the remains of Buckton Castle. It is possible to make out the silhouette of the earthworks that formed the ramparts of the castle.

The castle was probably built in the 12th Century but was in ruins by 1360. Excavations show that it had stone walls 10 feet thick, with a tower and gateway. Little can be seen these days apart from the earthworks. The prominent hilltop on which the castle stood makes an interesting silhouette skyline.

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Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. A beautiful view of the dawning day.

  2. What a glorious way to begin the day! Love the colors and what a terrific capture! Enjoy your weekend!!


  3. This is so beautiful.
    Hard to imagine walls 10 feet thick disappearing so completely. Amazing!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. A wonderful Sunrise and start to the day, and nothing to spoil the view.

  5. What a contrast :0) Lovely photo :0)


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