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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