|Walk:||Middleton, Lothersdale, Elslack Moor, Pinhaw, Thornton Moor, Hawshaw Moor|
|Start Point:||Holy Trinity Church, Ickornshaw||Grid Reference:||SD 968 430|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||2,400 feet|
|Weather:||An overcast and humid day with frequent showers until early afternoon.|
|Comments:||Six walkers refused an invitation to attend morning service and set off in the rain along the Pennine Way to Thornton in Craven. Crossing Eslack Moor the views from Pinhaw (the highest point of the day) were disappointing due to the mist. After crossing Thornton Moor on the return leg the weather improved slightly to give a fairly dry afternoon session.|
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The mist clears a little as we approach Lothersdale . . .
but on Pinhaw we rely on Ray to tell what we should be able to see in the distance!
Karen and Kath find a seat for lunch . . .
but there isn't enough space for the 'brolly brigade' . . .
so we continue on to the shelter of some trees
The Jacob sheep . . .
attract some interest with their large horns
At the end of the drive . . .
the house looks like it has a history . . .
and we find out that it used to be a manor house inhabited by the owner of the quarry - which is now a fishing centre
A colourful bunch!
John demonstrates . . .
how to get through a rather narrow stile
I wandered lonely as a - - - sorry these are buttercups, not daffodils
A lovely cottage garden display . . .
where the poppies take pride of place
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