Tuesday, 12th March 2013


Walk: New York, Sabden Fold, Fell Wood, Ogden Clough, Big End, Scout Cairn, Badger Wells Hill, Clitheroe Road
Start Point: Lay-by on Clitheroe Road Grid Ref: SD 775 380
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 2,250 feet
Weather: Sunny but very cold wind Time: 4.5 hours
Comments: Yesterday was the coldest March day for a number of years and there had been some short sharp heavy downfalls of snow at home but there was a distinct lack of snow in the Sabden Valley and just a covering on Pendle Hill. However, today's walk was marked by the best views I have ever had from Pendle Hill. There was a cold wind but it was sunny all day and the views extended for miles in all directions.

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A couple of lambs enjoy the sunshine


Looking back towards Sabden


Is it time for a haircut?


Sharing time


The view from this impressive house must be magnificent


Time to explore . . .


in Fell Wood


A clear path leads out of the woods


Upper Ogden Reservoir . . .


and Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .


seen again from higher up


Mirewater Trout Fishery


Black Moss Reservoirs


From Big End there are great views to the east . . .


to the north . . .


and to the west


After passing the Scout Cairn . . .


the Fells from Parlick to Totridge are highlighted by the sun


Zooming in over Clitheroe the route up Parlick can be seen


A reminder of how cold it is!


Churn Clough Reservoir signals that I am nearing the end of the walk

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