Tuesday, 30th October 2012


Walk: Churn Clough Reservoir, Sabden Fold, Lower Ogden Reservoir, Pendle Hill, Scout Cairn, Clitheroe Road
Start Point: Lay-by on Clitheroe Road, Sabden Grid Ref: SD 775 380
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 2,024 feet
Weather: Dull with some mist Time: 5.25 hours
Comments: Today I tried a different route along the north side of the Sabden Valley to bring me out on Sadlers Height. From here I dropped down to Lower Ogden Reservoir and walked along its north side before heading towards Ogden Hill. From here I took an unmarked path to Deep Clough Spring and on to the trig point at Big End. Continuing along a route I have walked many times I passed the shelter and the Scout Cairn before tackling the boggiest part of the walk. From Mearley Moor I made my way across to Badger Wells Hill and followed some unmarked paths back to the car.

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A misty start passing Churn Clough Reservoir


Clearer weather with views over the Black Moss Reservoirs


Descending past Fell Wood . . .


Lower Ogden Reservoir comes into view . . .


but Pendle Hill is still in mist


Lots of autumn colours around . . .


but a little sun would show them off better


The cairn on Big End appears out of the mist . . .


and there are no views today


Walking into the wind - reflected by the smoke from Clitheroe cement works


Passing the shelter . . .


and then the Scout Cairn


A strange plant?


No, just a close up of a bracket fungus . . .


on a wooden bench near the car park

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