Wednesday, 14th May 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Wycoller, a Panoptican, Parson Lee, Brink Ends, Spoutley Lumb, Lumb Spout (waterfall), Gilford Clough, Alder Hurst, Bedding Hill Moor, Antley Gate, Alder Hurst, Bottoms Farm, Little Laithe, Rock Farm, Wycoller
Start Point: Trawden Road car park Grid Reference: SD 926 395
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: less than 1,000  feet
Time: 4/5 hours    
Weather: Sunny with a cooling breeze
Comments: We visited a Panoptican before heading towards Dove Stones Moor on the Bronte Way/Pendle Way. After refreshments we turned south-west along the Bronte Way and continued on to Lumb Spout waterfall for lunch. Returning to the Bronte Way we soon left it to reach Antley Gate and descend to Alder Hurst Head. Passing through someone's front garden we reached a road where a former mill was being replaced by a large apartment block. Following the track towards Wanless we eventually ascended to Little Laithe and Raven Rock Farm. After taking a path down the side of a wood we descended to Wycoller where a nice cup of tea was waiting for us at the cafe.

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Panoptican (a Venus trap for ramblers)

 

Inside the Panoptican

 

Elevenses on the Bronte Way

 

View towards Wycoller

 

Lumb Spout

 

Tea time

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