||Churn Clough Reservoir, Dean
Farm, Pendle Way, Newchurch in Pendle, Barley Hill, Ogden Clough, Black
Hill, Apronfull Hill
||Nick of Pendle
||SD 771 385
||Driving wind and rain to start with
and very strong winds and rain in the afternoon
||4 members and a visitor joined the leader
despite the forecast of heavy rain and strong winds. The beginning of
the walk headed along the Sabden Valley to Newchurch and a head wind and
rain didn't make for pleasant walking or give much opportunity to chat.
Fortunately the service at the church in Newchurch had finished and we
were able to make use of the porch for our elevenses. Heading down to
Barley via Barley Fold our minds started to turn to the possibility of
changing the route and after climbing the flanks of Barley Hill it was
decided to make our way along Ogden Clough rather than climbing onto
Pendle Hill. The clough was quite sheltered and gave us the opportunity
to make a quick stop for lunch. After climbing out of the Clough onto
Black Hill we met the full force of the wind which was behind us but
still made walking difficult. Our decision now being ratified, we
headed to the cars with all speed - pleased to find that they hadn't
been blown away!!!
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Where have all the trees gone?!?
The woods north of Churn Clough Reservoir have been decimated . . .
and the proceeds have been stacked ready for transport
Upper Ogden Reservoir
Heading along Ogden Clough . . .
where we find some shelter to stop for a quick lunch
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