Sunday, 4th September 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Barley, Newchurch in Pendle and Roughlee
Start Point: Barley car park Grid Reference: SD 823 403
Distance: 8.1 miles Ascent: 1,075 feet
Time: 4.5 hours    
Weather: Cloudy with some sunny spells
Comments: Our group of 11 left Barley by the Water Board road past Lower Ogden Reservoir and on to the Upper Ogden Reservoir where we took to the ridge at Driver Height. Along the ridge to descend into Newchurch in Pendle. Here John gave us a talk on the ancient goings on with the Witches of Pendle, and took us into the Church yard for more stories and search for old gravestones, re ‘Nutters’. Down to the sewage works and along past Dimpenley and up to Noggarth Cottage, where some of us had a nice ice cream as the sun had come out. On to Roughlee and past the Old Hall, before the climb up to Brown Hill. Returning to Barley via Upper and Lower Black Moss Reservoirs.

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John leads the group from Barley . . .

 

past Lower Ogden Reservoir

 

and on to Upper Ogden Reservoir

 

Passing the overflow . . .

 

the group can be seen . . .

 

climbing the 'stairway to the sky . . .

 

for regrouping or a rest stop

 

Looking back to Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .

 

we take in the reflections on Upper Ogden Reservoir . . .

 

as we climb to Driver Height

 

Coffee stop with views over Black Moss Reservoir, Twiston Moor, Helliwell Wood & Wheathead Height

 

Cows in the field . . .

 

but Bully is watching

 

Approaching . . .

 

Newchurch in Pendle

 

A scarcity if witches today

 

The church at Newchurch . . .

 

has a backup sun dial

 

Captain Bligh does his tour guide bit

 

Is that an Angel of the North-West?

 

Dimpenley Top Cottage

 

A view of Newchurch from Dimpenley Top

 

 

Heading for Roughlee

 

An unusual sign (Witches were sent fro trial at Lancaster)

 

Roughlee Old Hall

 

Another of Captain Bligh's short stiff climbs . . .

 

but look at the view from Brown Hill

 

Best of Pals

 

Tommy Steele's Little White Bull perhaps

 

Upper Black Moss Reservoir

 

A hint of Autumn at Black Moss

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