Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Walk: Little Mearley Hall, Hookcliffe, Downham Village, Warsaw End House and Worston
Start Point: The Calf’s Head, Worston Grid Reference: SD 768 428
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent: 550 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Sunny with a slight breeze

A good turnout on this, a bright sunny day.  The walk commenced at The Calf’s Head and headed in the general direction of Little Mearley Hall on a gentle ascending path.  From Little Mearley Hall the path was on the lower slopes of Pendle Hill with a further gentle ascent to Hookcliffe.  The route then continued towards Clay House before it descended into the village of Downham, which is owned by the Assheton family.  The village as in the past been used for various film locations.  Leaving Downham the path was by the way of the foot of Warsaw Hill and via Worsaw End House (a film location for “Whistle Down the Wind”) before returning to Worston for lunch.  On the walk views of Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell, Parlick Pike and Ingleborough could be seen.  The food at The Calf’s Head was excellet.

The Gathering - prior to the walk

Pendle Hill seen from Worston

Crossing the first field on the way to Little Mearley Hall

A curious cow

In single file across a meadow

On the way to Angram Green

In close proximity to Hookcliffe Farm

Near to Clay House and about to descend to Downham

Children at play in Downham Beck at Downham

Downham Church

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