Sunday, 1st June 2014

Walk: Sett Valley Trail, Wethercotes, Laneside Farm, Rowarth, (, Cown Edge,  Matley Moor, Lantern Pike, Lower Cliff.
Start Point: Sett Valley Trail CP, Hayfield Grid Reference: SK 036 868
Distance: 8.6 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 4.75 hours
Weather: Bright, warm sunshine for most of the walk. Cloud for the last hour. Good visibility.
Comments: 18 walkers. Delayed start as cars were delayed by a motorway accident.  Dry conditions underfoot. Well-used paths and tracks. Good views of Kinder Scout.

Setting off along the Sett Valley Trail

Mill Lodge at Birch Vale

Looking back over Hayfield to Kinder Scout as we climb up to Stitch Lane

Coffee break

There were plenty of dry stone walls to admire

Rowarth's surviving water wheel

One of Rowarth's former mills is now an attractive pub

This car hadn't moved for a while

The Sunday School was long since gone but a record of the ecumanical intention remains

Fylde Ramblers never fail to be the focus of atention

A fine row of cottages in Rowarth

Clouds above Cown edge

Working out what we could see from the top of Lantern Pike

Hayfield was again below us

Afternoon refreshment before the descent to Hayfield

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