|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|
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.|
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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!!!!