Wednesday, 10th February 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Foulridge Wharf, Foulridge Upper Reservoir, Moss Houses, Noyna End, Mill Hill Bridge on Leeds Liverpool Canal, Hey Fold, Slipper Hill Reservoir, end of Foulridge Canal Tunnel & Foulridge Lower Reservoir.
Start Point: Foulridge Wharf Grid Reference: SD 888 426
Distance: 8.3 miles Ascent: 900 feet
Time: 4.33 hours    
Weather: Mixed sunshine and overcast to snow showers
Comments: We left the Fylde in bright sunshine and arrived at Foulridge in a snow shower. This was the pattern for the day, as we made our way across the fields and past the reservoirs and canal. We could see each shower approaching and although each one was quite heavy it did not last long and did not lie on the ground for very long.

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Foulridge Wharfe

 

Group ready to get started

 

It's snowing outside so stoke the fire

 

Towards Lower Broach

 

Foulridge Upper Reservoir with Blacko Hill & Stansfield Tower . . .

 

and Pendle Hill

 

Path through Moss Houses . . .

 

where we had coffee

 

Noyna End

 

A snowy dell

 

Let us out, we've had enough of these sheds

 

A snow flurry passes through

 

It stopped in time for lunch by the canal . . .

 

with blue skies for a while

 

Hey Fold

 

Slipper Hill Reservoir

 

Another snow flurry at the end of Foulridge Tunnel and old 'leggers' hut

 

Around Foulridge Lower Reservoir . . .

 

and down Wilson Street back to the Wharfe.

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