Sunday, 6th March 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Salterforth, Weets Hill, Slipper Hill Reservoir, Foulridge
Start Point: Car park, Leeds Liverpool Canal Grid Reference: SD 887 454
Distance: 9.5 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Bright, clear blue skies
Comments: 15 Ramblers made up the group for today’s walk from Salterforth. Setting off from the car park adjacent to the Leeds- Liverpool canal near the Anchor Inn, we followed the canal for a short while, admiring the life of the canal people moored up along the way. The route then headed southwest towards the moor above Barnoldswick and the long but gradual ascent following the Pendle Way up to the trig point on Weets hill ( 397m) Whilst it was a clear day, the distant views lay in a haze but were nevertheless worth the climb. Following the Pendle Way, we headed south onto Gisburn Old Road and on towards Blacko Tower and the lunch stop planned at Slipper Hill Reservoir. Unfortunately on the way we had a brief complaint from local resident at Hollin Hall. Leader had missed a stile (No Way marker) and had led the group off the footpath. Profound apologies!!! After a brief lunch stop we headed to Foulridge passing over Foulridge Tunnel which carries the Leeds- Liverpool canal underground for over 1 mile before exiting at Foulridge wharf. Having lost two of our party, overcome by the attraction of a nice cup of coffee, we rejoined the canal and made the pleasant walk along the towpath to Salterforth.

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The way ahead

 

I wonder what it would be like to live on the canal?

 

Keep up at the rear

 

Look behind you!

 

Under the shade of the coolibah tree

 

Ascending Weets Hill

 

Here they come to . . .

 

enjoy the weather and the views on Weets Hill

 

The "Two Minutes" Panic!

 

Is this really Lancashire?

 

The way back to Liverpool

 

Foulridge Wharf - can somebody move that sign?

 

Yes, Rob, it can be done!!!!

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