Sunday, 14th October 2018

Walk: Deerplay Moor & Worsthorne Moor
Start Point: Lay-by on A646 Grid Reference: SD 889 270 
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 2,100 feet
Time: 6.25 hours
Weather: Light rain in morning brightening up in the afternoon

We first climbed Thieveley Pike following the Burnley Way to its summit and even though it was raining lightly there were good views to be had across the moors. From the summit we continued to follow the Burnley Way down to the main road in the valley coming out at the Ram Inn. Unfortunately it was closed so we decided to borrow the outside seating area at the back which had comfortable chairs and an overhead shelter making it a perfect place to stop for our elevenses.

We then headed off north through Hurstwood to Hurstwood Reservoir where we stopped for our lunch. It was surprising to see how low the water still was in both the Hurstwood and Cant Clough reservoirs. By now the rain had stopped and the autumn colours were a real treat.

It was then off through the Shedden Clough Limestone Hushings to Coal Clough Windfarm which we crossed on our way back down to our cars in the valley.

There were 4 on this walk.

Crossing the style onto the Burnley Way

We meet . . .

a variety . . .

of cattle

Thieveley Pike summit

Looking across to the wind farm we will be crossing later

View down to Holme Chapel

We drop down towards Buckley Wood

Passing through the wood there is Autumn colour

The geese lead the way!

We then pass through Foxstone farm

More Autumn colour . . .

and more

We then enter Hurstwood

The water level is low in Hurstwood Reservoir . . .

and in Cant Clough Reservoir

The sky starts to brighten

The bright colour of the open moor

Looking back through the Shedden Plantation

Looks like we have lost something!

Heading toward Coal Clough Wind Farm with Pendle Hill in the distance

We pass some very inquisitive horses on Black Spout

Looking back towards the Singing Tree in the distance with
Thieveley Pike on the left

Looking across to the wood we climbed up through at the start
of the day

Looking down to our cars below Thieveley Pike

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