Sunday, 6th April 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Whalley (including viaduct and Abbey), Whalley Banks, Dean Wood, Bowley Scout Camp, Great Harwood Cricket Club, Dean Clough Reservoir, Parsonage Reservoir, returning via Moor Lane and Whalley Nab
Start Point: Whalley - Springs Wood car park Grid Reference: SD 742 360
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Cold but clear, with snow for the last hour
Comments: Twenty-seven walkers departed from Spring Wood car park at Whalley. Much of the walk was along good tracks and minor roads, with good scenery and viewpoints. The group enjoyed hearing about the Abbey and viaduct during an early detour. The tracks and areas near the reservoirs were quite boggy, making the walk more difficult but, nevertheless, enjoyable. For lunch we sheltered from a bitterly cold wind in a hollow near Parsonage Reservoir. We had some snow flurries on the return journey by Deans Clough Reservoir, Sunny Bank and Miles Hill.

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The group gathers near Spring Wood car park at Whalley

 

I wonder who is paying homage to a dead tree?

 

John tells us about the Abbey remains

 

A couple of walkers are caught in a snow shower on the Dam at Deans Clough

 

The trees shelter Ann, our back marker, from the mini blizzard

 

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