|Walk:||Ratten Clough Wood, Burnley Way, Thieveley Pike, Pennine Bridleway, Burnley Way, Cliviger, Hurstwood Reservoir, Cant Clough Reservoir, Pipeline, Coal Clough Wind Farm|
|Start Point:||Lay-by on A646||Grid Ref:||SD 888 271|
|Distance:||13.4 miles||Ascent:||2,340 feet|
|Weather:||Damp with continual rain for the last hour|
7 members of the group, led by Ian
|Comments:||With a forecast of heavy rain we were all togged up as we set off, but were pleased that the rain didn't really arrive until the last hour of the walk and was much lighter than expected. However, the conditions underfoot made up for the lack of water from above! After climbing up to the Burnley Way we made good time across the moors to descend into Cliviger. Before long we were climbing again on the opposite side of the valley and made our way past Hurstwood and Cant Clough Reservoirs. Walking the Pipeline was an interesting exercise - no room for mistakes with some very wet patches at each side of the pipe! By the time we were walking through Coal Clough wind farm the rain had arrived and accompanied us all the way back to the cars. However, it was an enjoyable day.|
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All togged up - ready for the rain that was forecast!
A steep climb through the woods . . .
brings us onto the Burnley Way . . .
from where we can look down on Portsmouth (no, not that one!)
Is it past the renovation stage?!
A very smart rear entrance in Cliviger
Not a day to be out on the moors . . .
if you are a horse!
But the pigs like the mud - strange place for a dove cote
Rock Water has managed to stay within its banks after all the recent rain
A traditional property in Hurstwood . . .
which may have belonged to the poet Edmund Spenser
Hurstwood reservoir looks rather choppy today . . .
and Cant Clough Reservoir . . .
has lots of water in the overflow
Doing the 'Pipe Walk' . . .
which seems to go on for ever . . .
as it stretches out into the distance
Finally reaching the end . . .
we regroup at the road
Now do you all remember the Green Cross Code?
The turbines are turning swiftly today . . .
I wonder how much electricity they all generate?
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