Wednesday, 11th August 2010




Walk: Lower Black Moss Reservoir, Twiston Moor, Rivington Moor
Start Point: Barley car park Grid Reference: SD 823 403
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: Drizzle to start, but improved during the morning and sunny in the afternoon..
Comments: It was waterproofs on as our group of 19 set off through Barley and took to the moors past Lower Black Moss Reservoir. As we made our way to Coolham on the edge of Twiston Moor it was improving although still rather misty for the distant views. By the time we reached the highest point on Rimington Moor near Wheathead Height it was very pleasant and sunny and warm, with good views. It remained fine as we returned via Higher and Lower Wheathead, Hollin Top, Thorney Holme and Heys Lane to Barley.

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Leaving Barley . . .


and onto the moor


Coolham, on the edge of Twiston Moor


Coffee, alongside an un-named clough on Twiston Moor


Looking north over Smithy Fold . . .


and south along the clough


Rimington Moor


Highest point (388m) reached on Rimington Moor


Looking over Firber House to Pendle


Lunch stop . . .


with a view of Blacko Tower


A friendly donkey over Roughlee


Approaching Thorney Holme


Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep

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