Subday, 23rd April 2017

Walk: Rough Moor, Bleasdale Tower, Bleasdale Church and School, Jack Anderton Bridge, Tootle Hall, High Moor, Butt Hill, Cobble Hey (Rare Breeds Centre), Landskill
Start Point: St Johns Church and School Calder Vale Grid Reference: SD 538 475
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 900 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: A dry sunny day all the way

15walkers set out from the Church and School car park, making our way across open farmland until we reached a tarmac path at Rough Moor. A gentle stroll took us past Fell End and on to Bleasdale Tower. We stopped for our coffee break by the roadside after the Bleasdale Tower Estate Offices. Onward to Bleasdale Church and our lunch stop, but we took a short detour before to visit Bleasdale Circle. We then made our way towards Weavers Farm and a section of walk passing Jack Anderton Bridge on the public roadway. We turner right into Delph Lane to reach a stile which took us to High Moor and a brief woodland walk. Over more open farmland and onto a roadway which took us to Cobble Hey and the Rare Breeds centre where we stopped for afternoon tea. Onwards up to Landskill Farm and a short walk across fields back to our starting point, a great days walking

St Johns Calder Vale

Getting ready

Starting out

Rough Moor

Coffee stop

Woodland blossom

Gathering at Bleasdale Circle

Lunch at Bleasdale Church

Afternoon tea

Ice Cream and Trifle

Some happy rare breeds


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