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Arrow Doffcocker Lodge - Bolton - 27/03/11 - 27-03-2011, 19:07

Always loved this place as a kid, there is not much too see but its a lovely, quiet peaceful place and so seeing as the mrs wanted to go to the nearby Morrisons for the "BIG" shop we decided to take the lil' un for a stroll. Anyway took my camera as a "just in case" so here are the pics.........
Visited with the mrs and lil' un so its sort of classed as a family day out

Here's the history taken from wiki..

Doffcocker is a mostly residential district of Bolton, Greater Manchester, lying about 3 miles from the town centre on the northwest edge of the suburbs on the lower south facing slopes of the West Pennine Moors. Historically within Lancashire, it is bounded by Markland Hill and Heaton to the south and Halliwell to the east.[1]

Coal was mined at Doffcocker Colliery in the 19th century from the thin Mountain Mine (seam) of the lower Coal Measures.[2]

Its most prominent feature is Doffcocker Lodge, a former mill lodge (created in 1874) and now a Local Nature Reserve for wildfowl.[3]

The history of the name is not certain but it is believed to be formed from the Celtic dubh meaning dark or black, and cocr meaning a winding stream, giving "dark winding stream", the stream that fed Doffcocker Lodge. Another version is that it was named after a Scotsman who was passing through the area and had to cross the stream. Its waters were exceptionally high following heavy rain, so to keep his stockings (cockers, as they were known in Scotland) dry the man was obliged to "doff" them.
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This is situated at the bottom past the bridge, would love too go through and see where it leads, the chain doesnt look too strong....








No idea what this is., looks interesting though




The prominent Winter Hill Mast in the background


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Quack!
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Yes they decided to attack me along with the midgies!!


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thats quackers...hows your mates teeth fund coming along
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thats quackers...hows your mates teeth fund coming along
Lol yes that was due to my cousin hacking my account....


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Lol yes that was due to my cousin hacking my account....
why would he want to do that
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why would he want to do that
Because he is a wanker, he thought it would be "funny"


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Because he is a wanker, he thought it would be "funny"
nahh he cant be all that bad he kicked off then said he was sorry in the chatbox later on lol
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nahh he cant be all that bad he kicked off then said he was sorry in the chatbox later on lol
Brilliant, he wont be using his fingers again lol jokes


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Default 28-03-2011, 14:53

Cool place, I often walk around here, I bring the dog to keep all those fooking geese away.
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