Wednesday, 12th September 2012

Walk: Jamestone Quarry, Windy Harbour Farm, Holden Wood Reservoir, Calf Hey Reservoir
Start Point: Clough Head Car Park, Grane Road Grid Ref: SD 751 231
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 720 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Wet, wet, wet and some mist
Comments: On this wet and miserable day fourteen people turned up to join Brian on a circular walk using the Rossendale Way. After a short climb towards Nab Hill the route turned east followed the Rossendale Way to Windy Harbour Farm. Fortunately the persistent rain was coming from behind the group. Leaving the Rossendale Way at Windy Harbour Farm Brian led the group down to Holden Wood Reservoir and then headed west before crossing the dam of Calf Hey Reservoir. From the reservoir the group returned to Clough Head Car Park a little wet and bedraggled. The group then returned by car to The Grey Mare Inn for lunch. A nice walk - a shame about the weather.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

A wet start at Clough Head car park

 

A rain swept Rossendale Way on the edge of Haslingden Moor

 

On the way to Deep Clough

 

Looking into Deep Clough

 

Following the signs to Clough Hey Reservoir

 

Calf Hey Reservoir seen through the rain drops

 

Calf Hey Reservoir June 2010

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