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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