Wednesday, 23rd September 2009




Walk: Little Mearley Hall, Angram Green, Worsaw End House, Downham, Clay House, Gerna, Hookcliffe, Barkerfield, Worsaw End House and Worston
Start Point: The Calf's Head, Worston Grid Reference: SD 767 427
Distance: 5.8 miles Ascent: Undulating. No steep bits
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: A cloudy start brightening later with a cool breeze.
Comments: Starting from The Calf’s Head, Graham led a group of thirty three around Pendle Witch country. They were a little early for Halloween and no witches were seen. However, the group enjoyed a pleasant figure of eight walk and saw Worsaw End House twice. The refreshment stop was taken at Downham, one of Lancashire’s unspoilt villages. Not a TV aerial in sight. Clitheroe Castle together with the cement works and the Forest of Bowland countryside could bee seen as could some autumnal tints. After the walk the group enjoyed the fare on offer at the Calf’s Head. Thank you leader and back marker.

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The back-marker at work


A Cluster of Ramblers head for Pendle Hill


Ann(e) stepping the stones


Little Mearly Hall


Passing Worsaw End house (as seen in Whistle Down the Wind)


Susan and two Judiths in conversation


Water under the bridge at Downham


A Downham cottage


Waiting for the photographer at Clay House


One up, one down - any offers?


A straggled ascent to Hookcliffe


Worsaw Hill from Worsaw End


Worsaw End House (Whistle Down the Wind)


Our destination

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