Sunday, 1st January 2012


Walk: Sabden, Pendle Way, Newchurch in Pendle, Lower Ogden Reservoir, Ogden Clough, Pendle Hill, Badger Wells Hill
Start Point: Lay by above Sabden Grid Ref: SD 775 380
Distance: 11.7 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Weather: Heavy showers Time: 5.5 hours
Comments: Some boggy fields but quite a lot of farm tracks, chosen because of the recent wet conditions. The church porch in Newchurch provided a dry spot for elevenses and the nearby toilets were a bonus (though I was told that these will close in the next couple of years). On the return route it was difficult to cross Ogden Clough due to the volume of water.


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Sabden Hall


Is this the original 'Ladder stile'?


St Mary's Church in Newchurch . . .


where the porch provides the perfect spot for elevenses . . .


during a heavy rain shower . . .


and welcome facilities are just up the road


A distinctive shop . . .


with an unusual sign


Rather wet on Pendle Hill . . .


and misty views


I was going to head down to the wall . . .


but opted for the shorter route via Ogden Clough where the crossing point was submerged


Heading back alongside Ogden Clough


Churn Clough Reservoir

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