Sunday, 13th February 2011




Walk: Downham, Worsaw End, Worston Moor, Scout Cairn, Pendle Hill, Barley, Twiston Moor, Twiston, Downham Mill
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Reference: SD 784 440
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,830 feet
Time: 6 hours (including stop at cafe!)    
Weather: The light(ish) rain that we had for most of the day was made worse by the strong winds on Pendle Hill, where it was also misty.
Comments: Despite the weather forecast two brave members joined the leader to test out their waterproofs! The slight wind we encountered as we left the car park increased as we climbed to the Scout Cairn, where it was almost impossible to hold the camera still! A coffee break was taken in the shelter before continuing through the mist to reach the trig point where, surprisingly, we saw only one other person! The mist cleared as we headed down to Pendle House and into Barley - where the leader was persuaded to partake of refreshments at a cafe almost on the route!!! Leaving this luxury behind we walked past the Black Moss Reservoirs and across Twiston Moor to Twiston, with its handful of house, a telephone box and a post box. From Twiston Mill we followed Twiston Beck as it meandered through fields and joined Ings Beck before reaching Downham Mill. The the 'sting in the tail' took us over Downham Green and back to the car. Not the best of weather but an enjoyable walk.

Some photos from a recent recce of this walk have been added to the few taken on the day.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

A couple of rather wet looking fell ponies


Time to take a layer off before we start the climb . . .


to the Scout Cairn


Ian squeezes into the shelter



Where is everyone else?!


An inviting sign . . .


leads us to the 'lap of luxury'


Upper Black Moss Reservoir


Lower Black Moss Reservoir . . .


and Upper Black Moss Reservoir - on a better day!


Three of the handful of houses in Twiston


which look much better in the sun


Signs of Spring in Downham

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