|Walk:||Deerplay Moor & Worsthorne Moor|
|Start Point:||Lay-by on A646||Grid Reference:||SD 889 270|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||2,100 feet|
|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 . . .
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 . . .
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