Sunday, 6th January 2013


Walk: Sabden, Ratten Clough, Sabden Fold, Fell Wood, Big End, Scout Cairn, Apronfull Hill, Clitheroe Road
Start Point: Lay-by on Clitheroe Road, Sabden Grid Ref: SD 775 380
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,840 feet
Weather: Dull and misty Time: 5.75 hours
Comments: After a misty start the sun tried to make an appearance but as we reached Fell Wood we were back in the mist which stayed with us until we were within half an hour of the end of the walk. However, it was a relaxed and pleasant walk with some new paths recorded for future use.

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On the southern flanks of Pendle Hill . . .


the ladies lead the way up the first climb


Passing Sabden Fold a couple of peacocks . . .


are spotted on the gate


A quick descent is made when they hear us . . .


but more are found around the corner


Mist still hangs . . .


in Sabden Valley . . .


 but the sun tries to make an appearance as we stop for 'elevenses'


Taking the path through Fell Wood . . .


the mist returns amongst the tress


Emerging from the Woods above Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .


where we find a memorial stone seat


Reaching the summit - Kath inspects the muddy patch left by a passing dog!


Lunch is taken in the shelter of the wall on Pendle Hill - with views of - MIST!

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