Tuesday, 8th February 2011


Walk: Downham, Worsaw End, Worston Moor, Scout Cairn, Pendle Hill, Barley, Twiston Moor, Twiston, Downham Mill
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Ref: SD 784 440
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,830 feet
Weather: Misty on Pendle Hill but fine and sunny for the rest of the day
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: A rolling mist on Pendle Hill obscured the views but by the time I had descended to Barley the sun was out and stayed with me for most of the day. Rather than walking beside Black Moss Reservoirs this time I tried the path through Foot House Gate and Salt Pie. This was a muddy and rough route so I will go back to the main route as before. Twiston Moor was again the ideal place for a lunch stop before continuing to the small hamlet of Twiston. From here I dropped down to Twiston Beck which I followed as far as the Mill which is now a private house. The twist in the tail is the climb over Downham Green before descending to the car park.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Two ponies greet me as I start to climb Worston Moor


The Scout Cairn marks the end of the first climb . . .


and sports a commemoration plaque


The shelter is a little too enclosed for my liking


The mist has closed in as I reach Big End . . .


but once down the other side it is a different picture!


This garden, on the path to Barley . . .


always attracts my attention


Looking back over Pendle Hill from Twiston Moor


Terraced Cottages at Twiston


Dropping down to Twiston Beck . . .


I'm glad I don't need to cross this ford


Nearby the water tumbles over a small waterfall . . .


and under a bridge


I wonder how deep the water gets!!!!

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