Sunday, July 21st 2013


Walk: Pendle Hill, Barley, Twiston Moor, Twiston, Torrid Bank Wood
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Ref: SD 784 440
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 2,100 feet
Weather: Overcast but warm Time: 5 hours
Comments: A variation on a previous walk, just the job for another hot day - except that it didn't turn out to be particularly hot as the sun remained hidden behind clouds all day! Most of the climbing took place at the beginning of the walk, on the way up to Pendle Hill summit (Big End). Having decided that we would stop for a coffee in Barley for a change, we were disappointed to find that the tea shop was closed! After crossing over Twiston Moor we navigated across fields and over streams before the final climb over Downham Green and back to the car.

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The summit of Pendle Hill is deserted . . .


apart from Sheila and myself


The level of the water in Upper Black Moss Reservoir is quite low . . .


as we look across it to Pendle Hill . . .


Pendle Hill from Twiston Moor, our lunch spot


Cottages in Twiston


This field barn never seems to have much happening in it


Initially looked like an erratic but turned out to be a large tree trunk


A pretty floral display in Downham

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