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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