Friday, 8th August 2008


Walk: Downham, Worsaw End, Scout Cairn, Pendle Summit, Downham Moor
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Ref: SD 785 440
Distance: 7+ miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Weather: Sunny spells with a cool breeze
Accompanied by:

Joe and Beth

Comments: After following the path through a few fields we headed up to the Scout Cairn. From there we could see two hang gliders (Mr Pink and Mr Blue) that we had spotted earlier. One of them managed to take off before we drew level with them but the other one only took off when we had gone well past them. There were a few people at the trig point but we managed to find a sheltered spot for lunch, overlooking Barley. The children enjoyed the descent and Joe followed the directions to take us back to the car.


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The sheep head for the barn . . .


but change their minds and go back across the field


Clitheroe - with the disfiguring cement factory


Worsaw Hill


The Scout Cairn - most of the climbing now over . . . .


and time to set off on the next part of the route


'Mr Blue' manages to take off . . .


but 'Mr Pink' doesn't seem able to catch the breeze . . .


He eventually made it!


Finally at the trig point . . .


we find a sheltered spot for lunch, overlooking Barley, with Nelson in the distance

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