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A stroll to clear your mind. I love this hill, Healey Nab is my back yard.
I've camped in those woods many, many times. Someone decided to landscape a mountain bike track up there not long ago and I'll be honest you don't get much peace whilst trying to take in the scenery. So I felt I best have a go, the Black Route is pretty good! Even with the added noise of mountain bikers, Healey Nab is still a brilliant place to visit. I think this is partly because I know it extremely well. It is impossible for me to get lost there, I know every inch, like the back of my hand.
As I currently live out of town I have to park at the old Thomas Whitter mill which is now industrial units, you can be on Healey Nab in five minutes from here, and at the top within half an hour. There is a place at the other side I sometimes park but it's on a narrow country lane, and parking isn't always available.
Just at the back of the summit, there is a small pond locally named 'Blue Lagoon'. Many excellent memories come from this lagoon alone, it's a very sheltered location and good for basking in the sun.
Not far from Blue Lagoon is the country lane parking location, literally five minutes walk. It's the lazy mode parking location, for when Nature is needed but motivation is minimal.
If you visit Healey nab from the Chorley Town direction, you will pass by the Top Lodge, a lot of people in Chorley don't realise that this beauty spot is right on their doorstep, along with countless others. The top lodge is an awesome destination for a picnic. (not far to carry your food and beer!) The lodge is part of a man-made two-tier lodge for the mill, back in the day! (Read more about the basic history of Thomas Whitter). Still when you're sat beside the lodge you wouldn't know, it's been there for a long time, and nature has made its mark.
To read a little more about Healey Nab visit the Wikipedia page about this location. I've read through it and the information is accurate. HEALEY NAB WIKIPEDIA. It may only be a minor incline, but it does have some good views, on a good day you can see to the coast, Blackpool tower can easily be seen. That's a good thirty miles away.