Wednesday, 16th December 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Worston, Pendleton, Wymondhouses, Nick of Pendle & Worsaw End House.
Start Point: Calf’s Head, Worston Grid Reference: SD 768 427
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 900 feet
Time: 3.75 hours    
Weather: Rather dull with some rain mid morning.
Comments: It was an early start as we headed west from Worston, before taking to the fields, past several farms to Pendleton Hall and a quiet lane to Pendleton. At the church and old school we took to the fields again, crossing the stream from Swardean Clough, on our way to Wymondhouses, with a history going back to the establishment there, of the first Congregational Church in North East Lancashire in 1667. It was up to the Nick of Pendle as the high point of the walk, before dropping down past the Ski Slope on Pendleton Moor, crossing Ashendean Clough and returning to Mearley Hall to start the return loop past Little Mearley Hall, Angram Green and Worsaw End House and back to Worston.

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Early 9.00am start with 9 of us ready to go and . . .

 

a new member wants to join us but . . .

 

these two were not going anywhere

 

Approaching Fields (that's the name of the barn)

 

Lane Side . . .

 

and looking back

 

Pendleton Hall

 

Pendleton Church . . .

 

and old school, 1837

 

Footbridge north of Pendleton

 

Wymondhouses - north side . . .

 

and south side

 

Showing its long history

 

 ¾ to or of what?

 

Perhaps to the Nick of Pendle?

 

Looking back as we climb to the Nick, with Longridge Fell, and Parlick & Wolf Fell

 

Howcroft Barn

 

Ashendean Clough & Howcroft Brook

 

Un-named 'Des Res' in need of some modernisation!

 

The group gathers . . .

 

 to look at the view, pity about the cement works

 

Joining the track near Mearley Hall

 

Worsaw End, used for filming the Haley Mills film - Whistle Down the Wind

 

Hall Foot

 

We join the road . . .

 

to The Calf's Head - Worston

 

Enjoying a brief chat . . .

 

before 'tucking in'

 

Ken has a hat to admire

 

Brenda, Margaret and Dorothy have enjoyed theirs meal 

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