Wednesday, 5th May 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Dean Lane, Dean Bridge, Shawcliff Lane, Sunny Bank, Billington Moor, Whittle Hall, Dean Clough Reservoir, Boston Plantation and Lower Fold.
Start Point: Dog and Otter Pub, Cliffe Lane, Great Harwood Grid Reference: SD 730 330
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 800 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Overcast with light drizzle at first
Comments: 32 walkers enjoyed an undulating walk with good views.

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Spring time in Dean Lane

 

Entrance to Bowley Scout Camp

 

The trees are looking their best . . .

 

as they come into leaf

 

Looking across Dean Clough to Bowley Hill

 

Sunny Bank as seen from Shawcliff Lane

 

A bit of a climb . . .

 

followed by another short climb . . .

 

well there was supposed to be 750 feet of accumulated ascent

 

Among the Gorse or Furze . . .

 

and another bit of ascent

 

Dean Clough Reservoir appears but it was much later when we reached it

 

A bit of a hold up

 

Break time with a view of Langho below

 

Last of the Summer Wine

 

Heading back to Dean Clough

 

Down through the woods

 

Pendle and Dean Clough from the reservoir's dam

 

Time out for a chat

 

Nancy, Joan H and Margaret pose for a photograph

 

Grey cloud over Dean Clough Reservoir

 

Old and new plantations at Dean Clough Reservoir

 

Another view of Dean Clough Reservoir

 

Into the woods . . .

 

of lonesome pines

 

Cherry blossom . . .

 

and more blossom creates a picturesque scene

 

The start and the destination

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