Sunday, 4th October 2015

Walk: Wardle, Higher Shore, Higher and Lower Stone Pits, Clay Pot Hill, Rough Hill, Rossendale Way, Middle Hill, Brown Wardle Hill, Stid Fold
Start Point: Watergrove Reservoir Car Park Grid Reference: SD 911 176
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: Fine. Misty at first. Sunny and warm after lunch. Dry underfoot. Excellent walking conditions for October.

A wind farm has been created on Crook Moor which is serviced via a road which cuts across Rough Hill and its footpaths from Middle Hill. Water levels in Watergrove Reservoir were very low.

We set off along the top of the Watergrove Reservoir Dam

The water in the reservoir was low but there was still a misty reflection

Historic date stones from the flooded village were embedded in the reservoir wall

Wood carving at Higher Shore Hall

After coffee break we headed up over Lower Stone Pits

Ponies on Higher Stone Pits

We crossed the Long Causeway before climbing Rough Hill

Lunchtime opportunity to catch up with football scores

Contouring on Middle Hill

Not a Fylde Rambler, but seen above Brown Wardle

Returning along Watergrove Dam

Looking across the reservoir to Rough Hill

The new wind turbines on Crook Hill reflected in Watergrove Reservoir

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