Wednesday, 12th October 2016

Walk: Lyndhurst Wood, Glusburn Bridge, Lumb Mill, Ridge Mill Bridge, Cinder Hill Lane, Ickornshaw, Lower Summer House, Close Lane, Piper Lane, Wainman’s Pinnacle, Earl Crag, Lund’s Tower, High Jack Field, Crag.
Start Point: Main Street, Sutton in Craven Grid Reference: SE 007 441
Distance: 8.2 miles Ascent: 1,100 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: Largely fine, apart from two sharp, blustery showers at lunch and when we reached Wainman’s Pinnacle

This was repeating, but reversing, a walk that was attempted earlier in the year. On that occasion, strong winds prevented us reaching Earl Crag. When this walk was reccied in August, after heavy over-night rain, the ford across Dean Brow Beck at the bottom of Close Lane, was extremely difficult to cross. Lunds Tower has steps to climb. A torch is useful! Great views from Pendle to the Yorkshire Dales.

The walk started across fields

We passed this old lime kiln near Carr Head Hall

Photo call on the very substantial Ridge Mill Bridge

We climbed up the Pennine Way as we turned south from Ickornshaw

Looking back across Ickornshaw

As we climbed up the Pennine Way we had a good view to the east of Earl Crag and Wainman's Pinnacle

We turned off the Pennine Way onto a B.O.A.T. Byway Open To All Traffic

Crossing Cludders to Wainman's Pinnacle

Wainman's Pinnacle is at the western end of Earl Crag

Earl Crag is a classic Pennine edge

Approaching Lund's Tower at the eastern end of Earl Crag

Lund's Tower

First to the top of Lund's Tower

Looking back along Earl Crag to Wainman's Pinnacle from Lund's Tower. Locals refer to them as the Salt and Pepper Pots

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