Sunday, 5th August 2012

 

Walk: Goose Eye, Newsholme Dean, Monkin Bridge, Keighley Moor Reservoir, Oakworth Moor, Clough Hey Allotments, Broad Head Height, Newsholme, Goose Eye and Laycock.
Start Point: Laycock Village Hall Grid Reference: SE 032 410
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,230 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Sunny most of the day with the sound of thunder but no rain. Quite humid.
Comments: Seventeen people joined Bill in new territory (for this group) near to Keighley. Descending a very steep lane into Goose Eye the group then passed through woodland to Newsholme Dean. The path (Millennium Way) became more undulating as it wound its way to Slippery Ford where refreshments were taken. Shortly after, a gentle ascent was made along a track to Keighley Moor Reservoir were people ate lunch and admired the view. The group then continued along the Millennium Way over Oakworth Moor for a while before leaving it to walk down Broad Head Lane towards Newsholme and then Goose Eye. The steep lane, down from Laycock to Goose Eye, appeared to be steeper when walking back up it. Although there was thunder and lightning in the area it remained dry for the duration. A pleasant area for walking with its undulating countryside and ever changing views. Thank you leader.

 

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A cross built into the wall at the start point

 

The posse leave Laycock to find Keighley Moor Reservoir

 

In the trees is the hamlet of Goose Eye

 

A steep descent into Goose Eye - unfortunately it was much steeper on the return 8 miles later

 

Into a cool wood

 

An ascent at Newsholme Dean

 

The same climb but nearer to heaven

 

Any connection with Skakespeare?

 

If only all signs were this obvious

 

In line but out of step

 

Down the hill to Slippery Ford

 

Follow my leader (Bill)

 

Slippery Ford

 

Keighley Moor Reservoir - lunch stop

 

Typical fieldscapes of the area

 

Checking grid references

 

Is this a new Olympic event - note the threatening sky

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Scroll down to see photos of the walk

A cross built into the wall at the start point

 

The posse leave Laycock to find Keighley Moor Reservoir

 

In the trees is the hamlet of Goose Eye

 

A steep descent into Goose Eye - unfortunately it was much steeper on the return 8 miles later

 

Into a cool wood

 

An ascent at Newsholme Dean

 

The same climb but nearer to heaven

 

Any connection with Skakespeare?

 

If only all signs were this obvious

 

In line but out of step

 

Down the hill to Slippery Ford

 

Follow my leader (Bill)

 

Slippery Ford

 

Keighley Moor Reservoir - lunch stop

 

Typical fieldscapes of the area

 

Checking grid references

 

Is this a new Olympic event - note the threatening sky

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