Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Walk: Doctors Rake, Whittle Hall, Dean Clough Reservoir, Sunny Bank, Black Hill, Hillocks and Higher Elker.
Start Point: Petre Arms, Langho Grid Reference: SD 710 348
Distance: 4.75 miles Ascent: 850 feet
Time: 2.75 hours
Weather: Bright sunshine – warm enough for shorts

Two walks took place from the same venue.  A small group of a more senior OAPs did a less strenuous walk whilst the main group of nineteen ascended a total of 850 feet. Leaving the Petre Arms the main group went via Myton Fold Golf Club to ascend Doctors Rake in order to reach Dean Clough Reservoir.  Having viewed Dean Clough, the group then took a gentle ascent and passed through a wood to arrive at Black Hill.  After a short road walk the group descended via Hillocks to return, by Higher Elker, to the Petre Arms.  Many views could be seen, including Pendle Hill in Lancashire and Ingleborough in Yorkshire.  The Petre Arms offered good food and service.

Starting the walk by passing through Mitton Fold Golf Course.

Ascending Doctors Rake

Pendle Hill seen from Doctors Rake

Taking a breather

Still climbing

A tricky stile causing a hold up

Is it edible?

About to cross the dam of Dean Clough Reservoir

Admiring the view

Dean Clough Reservoir

A view from the dam of Dean Clough Reservoir

Another view of the reservoir

Typical landscape of the area

Into the shade of an unnamed wood

On the descent to Hillocks

The group pause to read a poem on an engraved stone

The poem

On guard at a Builders Yard

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