Wednesday, 17th April 2013

Walk: Lower White Carr, Whalley Banks, Roger Hey and Cliffe
Start Point: Dog & Otter, Great Harwood Grid Reference: SD 730 330
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 370 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Breezy and ry but overcast.
Comments: An enjoyable undulating walk affording many views of this pleasant corner of Lancashire. The paths are well defined and easy to walk. Although there are a couple of short steep climbs these didn't cause a problem for the many septuagenarians in the group.

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Dean Clough Reservoir


Wayside daffodils . . .


and some more on Dean Lane


One of Captain Pugwash's short sharp climbs - between Dean Lane and Shawcliffe Lane


The railway viaduct at Whalley


Nothing to do but take in the view of the Ribble Valley


Captain Pugwash trotting across the meadows above Whalley


On the way to Whalley Banks


Down to the River Calder


Captain Pugwash poses with his map . . .


but he is on the right track


One of the many old footbrodges


Here he is - the Captain posing again


A rotting tree stump with elder growing out of it


Watching their step


Des offers a helping hand


On the banks of the River Calder . . .


where the passing group amuse these two


Leaving Roger Hey behind (place)


A tiring incline through Great Harwood Memorial Park

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