Wednesday, 14th December 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Worsaw End, Downham, Downham Mill, Twiston Beck and Mill, Brownlow Farm, Hookcliffe, Angram Green and Little Mearley Hall.
Start Point: The Calf's Head, Worston Grid Reference: SD 768 427
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,350 feet
Time: 4.2 hours    
Weather: Frequent wintry showers
Comments: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this was a change of leader and therefore a change from the programmed walk. This walk was unreccied. That notwithstanding, 17 brave souls followed the stand-in leader, one of whom arrived early for the short walk and was conscripted! The leader saw 3 herons, a deer and a shrew. In between the showers there were great views of Pendle, covered in a light dusting of snow, and as a bonus, John Hood enlightened us about the historic importance of Ings Beck as the one-time boundary between Mercia and Northumbria.

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It was still fine as we passed Worsaw Hill

 

As yet Pendle was snowless

 

By the time we reached Downham it was a tad inclement

 

Near Downham Mill

 

Ewe'll take the high road

 

John explained that we were about to cross an ancient border from the Kingdom of Northumbria to the Kingdom of Mercia

 

Coffee break near Twiston Mill

 

Snow had arrived on Pendle

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