|Walk:||Cliffe, Whalley Banks, Miles Hill, Sunny Bank and Dean Clough Reservoir|
|Start Point:||Dog & Otter, Great Harwood||Grid Reference:||SD 730 330|
|Distance:||5.25 miles||Ascent:||770 feet|
|Comments:||Warm sunshine encouraged twenty six ramblers to take part in this walk. Those expecting to be cold soon found that they had to discard their extra layers. Many early spring flowers could be seen, as could hazy views of the undulating countryside. For a change, it was much drier under foot making an easier walk. This is a walk that can be done in all seasons but spring with all its new growth, is probably one of the best times.|
John the leader and Stewart the programme collator
A stroll through the park . . .
where the spring flowers are in bloom
Approaching the valley of the River Calder
Another view of the valley
Waiting to cross . . .
the stream . . .
that the mysterious hooded lady crossed in February
The stream joins the River Calder
Three generations enjoying the sun
A glimpse of Whalley
Frogspawn in a woodland pond
Ann and Alex in conversation on the aptly named Sunny Bank
Plenty of gorse and sun on Sunny Bank
Bewteen Dean Clough and the Dog and Otter . . .