Sunday, 22nd March 2015

Walk: Losterdale Valley, Whins Brow, Ouster Rake, Brennand Valley, Whitendale Valley, Dunsop Head, Burn Fell, Beatrix
Start Point: Lay-by west of Dunsop Bridge beside Langden Brook Grid Reference: SD 646 505
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,640 feet
Time: 6.24 hours
Weather: Sunny and mild
Comments: Today we were joined by visitors from Standish, Ulnes Walton, Whalley and Clitheroe, making 12 walkers in total. A detour was taken to visit the trig point on Whins Brow before descending by Ouster Rake to the Brennand Valley. We then crossed to the Whitendale Valley before climbing to Dunsop Head and descending via Beatrix.

A total of 12 walkers gathered in the lay-by . . .

before walking beside Losterdale Brook

Two of our visitors give a helping hand to a couple of campers

Local resident

Whins Brow trig point

Elevenses on Ouster Rake

Colourful sheep . . .

at Brennand Farm

Whitendale Farm . . .

where we take a short break beside the beck

The slopes of Wisket Hill provide a good spot for lunch . . .

overlooking Stocks Reservoir

Burn Fell trig point

A good grassy path . . .

leads us towards Beatrix

Crossing the River Dunsop

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