Tuesday, 27th August 2013


Walk: Thornley Hall Fell, Duddle Hill, Duddle Brook, Starling Brook, Clough Bank. Hurst Green, Dean Brook, Greengore, Crowshaw House, Spire Hill
Start Point: Jeffrey Hill Grid Ref: SD 639 401
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 1,670 feet
Weather: Overcast but warm Time: 5.8 hours
Comments: The first half of the walk was nearly all downhill to Hurst Green, but navigating through fields and farms became rather tedious. The second half of the walk had to be changed as the footpath to the north east just before Greengore was fenced off and no longer passable. However, the alternative route avoided fields and was quite enjoyable, despite it being mainly uphill. The sun had emerged towards the end of the walk but distant views were still hazy.

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It require two footbridges . . .


to cross Duddle Brook


Hurst Green War Memorial - no so colourful today


The rock is worn smooth in Dean Brook


Greengore, a 17th century house which is reputed to occupy the
site of a shooting lodge belonging to King John (1357 - 1433)


Is this the lookout . . .


for the rest of the group blocking the path?


It is some time since the trees were felled . . .


and now new growth is making headway


A particularly shapely tree on the edge of the plantation


Any ideas what this is called?


A small copper is followed by . . .


a female peacock


The trig point . . .


on Spire Hill

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