Friday, 1st June 2012

 

Walk: Salterforth Bridge, Letcliff Country Park, Folly Lane, Weets Hill, Star Hall, Duck Pond, Lister Well Road, Salterforth Bridge
Start Point: Salterforth Bridge Grid Ref: SD 887 453
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Weather: Mild but misty at higher levels Time: 3 hours
Comments: The small parking area is easy to miss - on the right just before the bridge. After a short walk along the towpath I headed along paths through fields with quite long, lush grass - which was also rather wet! At Letcliff Hill there was another very suitable parking spot as this area is aprt of a country park. After navigating through a few fields I headed along a clear track to the trig point on Weets Hill. Unfortunately by this time the mist had closed in and there were no views to be had. A short stretch on the Pendle Way took me to the turning for Duck Pond - where there was no sign of a pond but some very large heads. From here the route descended gradually along tracks and field paths to the car park.

 

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Beside the canal the sign post . . .

 

is part of a National Cycle Network . . .

 

sponsored by the RBS

 

Buttercups galore

 

The simple bridge takes you across the beck

 

Barnoldswick

 

On Weets Hill a seat is provided to enjoy the view - nothing to see today!

 

The monstrous Heads at Duck Pond Farm . . .

 

were fashioned in the 1980s . . .

 

by Peter Huby . . .

 

art teacher and resident of Duck Pond

 

A tiny building - for a tiny person!

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