Sunday, 2nd December 2011


Walk: Clerk Hill, Churn Clough Reservoir, Padiham Heights, Black Hill, Read Park, Read Old Bridge
Start Point: Spring Wood car park Grid Ref: SD 740 360
Distance: 10.6 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Weather: Overcast with some short hail and rain showers
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: An easy walk on good tracks - done a couple of times previously. The day wasn't as cold as expected and the showers were short so they were no problems. On the road above Read it looked like a farmer had had some fun with his hay bales - perhaps an innovative competition?


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Whalley Nab with Whalley to the right . . .


and zooming in on the viaduct


Interesting stile at Clerk Hill


Take your pick!


Sabden with Black Hill in the distance


Churn Clough Reservoir


Bridge across Sabden Brook


Black Hill trig point with low cloud over Spence Moor


Bright beech leaves in Black Hill Wood . . .


and a 'characterful' tree nearby


Wrapped up for the cold weather


Just by the sign . . .


some picturesque hay bales


Zooming in on Read Church


Underneath the arches


A small development of cottages . . .


and a large homestead in Read Park


Read Old Bridge where, in 1643, the Parliamentarians (500 men)
ambushed the Royalists (5,000 men)
and chased them back to Ribchester

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