Sunday, 9th March 2014

Walk:
The Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge, Pennine Way, Readycon Reservoir, Piethorne Reservoir
Start Point:
Hollingworth Lake Information Centre
Grid Reference: SD 939 152
Distance: 12.5 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: Dry and bright, very mild for March
Comments: Nine walkers attended for this walk. Leaving the car park we followed paths, bridleways and an old Roman road before joining the Pennine Way at the Aiggin Stone. Continuing along the Pennine Way we passed Blackstone Edge and White Hill eventually arriving at the Huddersfield Road. At this point we joined the Station to Station Walk to return to the start passing Readycon Dean and Piethorne reservoirs on the way.

Leaving the car park . . .

we pass a 'reflective' pond . . .

before starting the climb . . .

to the Aiggin Stone . . .

which could be a boundary stone . . .

or a waymarker . . .

on Blackstone Edge

At the summit of Blackstone Edge . . .

a little help is needed . . .

to reach the trig point . . .

where the wind is quite strong

Descending with care . . .

from the trig point . . .

we take in the rock formations . . .

before finding a sheltered spot for our morning break

Continuing along the Pennine Way . . .

we cross the M62 . . .

and signs to the left . . .

and to the right . . .

before continuing on to . . .

White Hill

A short stretch road stretch gives access to the path . . .

to Readycon Dean Reservoir . . .

where we take advantage of a sunny bank to eat our lunch

Continuing on towards Piethorne Reservoir . . .

the Reservoir Trail looks a new addition

The outflow from Norman Hill Reservoir . . .

creates a waterfall over natural rock formation

A quick chat . . .

overlooking Ogden Reservoir

Not far now . . .

as we continue on . . .

to walk below the M62 . . .

and return past Hollingworth Lake

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