Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Walk: Billington Moor, Sunny Bank and Dean Clough Reservoir
Start Point: The Lord Nelson, York, Lancashire Grid Reference: SD 710 336
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 520 feet
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Warm and sunny. Pleasant for walking

The walk commenced at The Lord Nelson in York, that is the York near to Whalley.  The route was over quite narrow lanes, tracks and field paths.  There were few stiles and the undulating walk afforded many views including Longridge Fell, Pendle Hill, hills and moorland of East Lancashire, and the Fylde.  The weather permitted shorts and shirt sleeve order, a few knobbly knees could be seen, and that was only the men.  The Lord Nelson provided good service and food. A good walk.

First we go left and then right to climb a hill

An uphill start to the walk - but the views were worth it

A relaxed cricket enthusiast

Near to Billington Moor

An unusual name

The For Sale sign does not refer to the group

A compact seating arrangement

Clogs are opptional an this route

This route passes to the north of Dean Clough Reservoir

A mass exodus from some Gorse bushes

A glimpse of Dean Clough Reservoir

The Back Marker in action

Another glimpse of the reservoir

A shady nook

Passing through a Buttercup meadow

The rear guard

York, Lancashire

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