|Walk:||Clough Head car park, Haslingden Grane, Hog Lowe Pike, Causeway End, Tor End, Thirteen Stone Hill, Rossendale Way|
|Start Point:||Clough Head car park||Grid Ref:||SD 751 231|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||2,200 feet|
|Weather:||Dry in the morning but wet in the afternoon|
On my own
|Comments:||Leaving the rear of the car park I followed the Rossendale Way to Haslingden Grane and into the woods. Here I left the track at the second bridge to ascend Hog Lowe Pike. Following the fence line I continued on to the ruins at Causeway End then re-joined the Rossendale Way to head into the head of the valley. At Great House I continued north-west to skirt Haslingden and climb up beside the quarry, onto Cob Castle Road. Where it met the Rossendale Way I headed north for a short time then took a bearing to the summit of Thirteen Stone Hill. Here there should be some stones which once formed part of a stone circle but these were not evident. The disintegrating weather put an end to an extensive search and I returned to the car, again on the Rossendale Way.|
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The water bubbles up from a spring - a sign of what the terrain would be like!
The first of a number of ruins on this route . . .
with a good view from the window . . .
and a waterfall nearby
A rather wet Rossendale Way
Lots of autumn colours around . . .
and longside a rather damp path
Sculptures in the woods . . .
but I wonder what they represent
The first of the bridges to be crossed
An autumn carpet
Climbing to Hog Lowe Pike - a good variety of colour
A rather dismal Hog Lowe Pike
Causeway End ruins
Tor End - and the end of the photos due to wet weather