Wednesday, 9th July 2014

Walk: Gorple Road, Pennine Bridle Way, Gorple Stones, Burnley Way, Extwistle Moor, Swinden Bridge, Roggerland, Extwistle Hall, Hurst Well
Start Point: Gorple Road, Worsthorne Grid Reference: SD 876 324
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 4.75 hours
Weather: Fine, sunny and warm
Comments: 16 walkers took in views from Winter Hill to Emley Moor, Holme Moss, Pen-y-Ghent and Pendle. Ongoing work by United Utilities have temporarily closed the footpath from Swinden Bridge and thus necessitated a diversion via Roggerland and Extwistle Hall.

Coffee break was near the Gorple Stones

As we approached the highest point on the Gorple Road a lone cyclist materialised. Wherefor art thou Wiggo!!??

Gorple Stones and the Upper Gorple Reservoir

On the Gorple Road

A zoomed view of Stoodley Pike far away across moors and Calderdale

On a descent to Widdop Reservoir

Cludders Slack to the west of Widdup reservoir

Looking back to Widdup Reservoir and Cludders Slack

No rain clouds today

Lad Law as seen from Extwistle Moor

We crossed Extwistle Moor with Pendle in the distance

The high moorland is only suitable for the hardiest cattle

Belted Galloways also like the high moors

The meadows below Twist Hill were full of wild flowers

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