Friday, 19th November 2010


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
Accompanied by:

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

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