Sunday, 28th March 2010




Walk: Barley, Spence Moor, Deerstones, Mearley Hall, Burst Clough, Scout Cairn, Big End, Black Moss Reservoir
Start Point: Barley Grid Reference: SD 823 403
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 2,200 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Cold winds blowing from the west
Comments: From Barley car park we took the path heading towards Ogden reservoirs and as we reached the disused water treatment plant, we struck off uphill for Spence Moor. After a coffee stop above the Deerstones, our path lead us to the main path for Pendle, but we left this path to descend Mearley Hall. Following tracks and paths for Angram Green farm before heading up Burst Clough to reach the scout cairn. This ascent is steep but fortunately not too long. We then headed up to Big End before descending for paths around Black Moss reservoir and the car park. The last leg of the walk was considerably warmer as we walked in the shelter of Pendle and out of the wind.

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Starting out from Barley


We climb up to Fell Wood with a view of the Ogden reservoir and Pendle Hill


Continuing over to Spence moor


The Group looks down on the Nick o' Pendle . . .


and Churn Clough Reservoir


Elevenses at Deerstones


Nick o' Pendle from Deerstones


The Cairn on Mearley Moor bears a plaque dedicated to Clayton-le-Moors Harriers


The "Nick" from Mearley Moor


This inquisitive pony came to greet as we passed


The start of the "short" steep ascent (according to the leader!!)


Halfway up the "short" steep ascent


The group pauses to read the inscription on the Scout cairn . . .


and we can see where it gets its name


Soon after we reach the shelter . . .


with its narrow entrance


Nearing the top of the "short" climb . . .


before descending on the tourist track . . .


Which is very busy today


Anyone for a game of lamb bingo?


Passing Black Moss reservoir on the way back to Barley

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