|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|
|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 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
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
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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