Friday, 11th November 2011


Walk: Nick of Pendle, Scout Cairn, Hookcliffe, Pendle Way, Ogden Clough, Badger Wells Hill
Start Point: Nick of Pendle Grid Ref: SD 771 385
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 2,670 feet
Weather: Misty and very windy on the tops
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: Leaving home with the promise of a sunny day it was disappointing to see the low lying cloud as I approached Pendle Hill. Heading over Apronfull Hill and Black Hill the wind was very strong and made walking difficult. Battling on I eventually saw the Scout Cairn looming out of the mist. Descending the northern flanks I was sheltered from the wind and dropped out of the mist - to a degree. After walking through Hookcliffe Plantation the climb back up the hill brought me back into the wind and the mist. Reaching the Pendle Way I decided to miss out Big End and descended by the 'tourist path' to Pendle House. From here I took a path which led along the south-eastern flanks to Ogden Clough. Following Ogden Clough I eventually reached the outward path and quickly made my way back to the car. While the views were practically non-existent it was an exhilarating walk with two new paths successfully navigated.


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Scout Cairn  


The mist clears a little as I drop down past Burst Clough


Worsaw Hill is highlighted by a weal sun


Pigeon convention!


There are a few less trees in the plantation

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