Friday, 5th November 2010


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
Accompanied by:

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

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