Wednesday, 16th May 2012

Walk: CP, village, Lower Black Moss Reservoir, Foot House Gate, Salt Pie, Black Moss Road, Higher Black Moss and Mountain farm, Wheathead Lane, Higher Briercliffe, round Brown Hill, Outdoor Centre, White Hough, alongside river back to CP.
Start Point: Barley car park Grid Reference: SD 823 403
Distance: 4.8 miles Ascent: 750 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Warm and sunny
Comments: A lovely day for a walk. There were a few stiles in the latter part of the walk. Some tracks, some rough field walking, pleasant woodland and riverside walking. Good views of Pendle Hill and over the towns of the Pendle Water valley and beyond. A varied walk.

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The witches point the way

 

Pendle Water at Barley

 

Setting a good pace

 

Low water at Black Moss Reservoir

 

Bill strides out

 

The ladies follow more cautiously

 

Will he, won't he

 

Who's passing my field?

 

Polite sign on the farm at Higher Briercliffe

 

View from Brown Hill

 

Determined to finish the walk

 

Our destination

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