Sunday, 3rd February 2012

Walk: The walk included stretches of the Bronte Way, Pendle Way, the Pennine Bridle Way and the Winewall Circular via Covey Bridge, Wycoller, Dean House Farm, the Little Chair Stones, Boulsworth Hill, Lad Law, the Abbot Stone, Bedding Hill Moor, Alder Hurst Head, Trawden, Far and Near Wanless, Higher Stunstead, Winewall and Cotton Tree
Start Point: Upper Ball Grove car park, Colne Grid Reference: SD 909 404
Distance: 10.6 miles Ascent: 1,850 feet
Time: 5.7 hrs    
Weather: Fine, cold and overcast. On the higher part of Boulsworth Hill the ground was frozen with some ice, and the wind was very strong.
Comments: The idea for the walk came from doing the Winewall Circular Walk as part of the 2012 Pendle Walking Festival. We were fortunate to find the upper part of Boulsworth Hill largely frozen as this probably made it better for walking than it might otherwise have been. Although Boulsworth Hill was in mist, the route was easy to find because of the frequent marker posts. 14 hardy walkers braved the elements.

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Willow Art in Wycoller

 

About to leave Wycoller

 

Evidence of a damp atmosphere

 

Coffee break in Wycoller

 

Looking back down Turnhole Clough toward Wycoller

 

Towards the top of Turnhole Clough with brinks End Moor in front

 

On the Bronte Way, Pendle Way and the Pennine Bridle Way, all at the same time

 

Climbing Boulsworth Hill

 

Beautiful Moorland grass on Boulsworth Hill

 

We tried to find some shelter for lunch at the Little Chair Stones

 

In the mist on Lad Law

 

Coming off Bedding Hill Moor

 

A barn cat at Near Wanless Farm

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