|Walk:||Downham, Worsaw End, Worston Moor, Scout Cairn, Pendle Hill, Barley, Black Moss Reservoirs, Twiston Moor, Twiston, Downham Mill|
|Start Point:||Downham car park||Grid Ref:||SD 784 440|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||1,970 feet|
|Weather:||Misty in the valley but clear and sunny for most of the walk|
On my own
|Comments:||It was rather a disappointing start as there was a heavy mist. However, by the time I was half way up the side of Pendle Hill I had climbed out of the mist into clear sunshine. The views were good as I walked up to the trig point where I stopped for elevenses. After heading down to Barley I turned to walk past the reservoirs to Lower Black Moss. Turning off the track to Mountain Farm I had to cross a very muddy field and will change the route here in future. Twiston Moor provided a good spot for lunch before continuing on to Twiston, which is just a small group of houses - and a telephone box and post box! From here the route took me through pasture land and over streams to pass Downham Mill on the way back to Downham.|
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At this point I was wondering how extensive the mist was . . .
but I soon found that it was just in the valley . . .
as I climbed up the side of Pendle Hill . . .
and took advantage of some interesting viewpoints . . .
with the mist creeping into side valleys
From the Scout Cairn the shelter can just be seen in the distance . . .
and it was pretty quiet at the summit
Black Moss Reservoirs
Two horses with little sense - there is a huge field just the other side of the stream!
Lower Black Moss Reservoir . . .
with some stunning reflections
From Twiston Moor the mist creeps up a gully at the foot of Pendle Hill
Cottages in Twiston
With the sun low in the sky there is some interesting light and shade
Passing Longlands Wood the sun . . .
highlights some nearby trees
The mist has started to creep over Pendle Hill as I arrive back in Downham