|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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