Monday, 6th May 2013


Walk: Cant Clough Reservoir, Gorple Stones, Clough Head Stones, Widdup Reservoir, Gorple Cottages, Noah Dale, Hoof Stones Height, Shedden Clough, Cant Clough Reservoir
Start Point: Hurstwood car park Grid Ref: SD 882 312
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,024 feet
Weather: Sunny with a cool breeze Time: 6 hours
Comments: Last time I did this walk there was a mist that restricted views. With a good forecast today I decided to check out what I had missed last time. The views were good but having changed some of the route it was quite tough walking between leaving the Pennine Bridleway and arriving at Hoof Stones Height. Despite the recent dry weather there were a number of boggy sections which needed careful navigation. Whilst this is an enjoyable walk it is a tiring one.

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Hurstwood Reservoir


Looking back to Cant Clough Reservoir


There seems to be a severe shortage of water at Gorple Upper Reservoir


Clough Head Stones . . .


are made up of . . .


three distinct sections


More stone sculptures sit above Widdup Reservoir . . .


and again from the opposite side


Widdup Reservoir . . .


and again from the opposite side of the dam


A pleasant section beside Graining Water . . .


which is crossed by two footbridges


Gorple Lower Reservoir


An unusual footbridge crosses a peaty coloured beck


There seem to be a number of abandoned buildings in this valley


Family scene


Hoof Stones Height . . .


the high point of the walk


Coal Clough Wind Farm


Cant Clough Reservoir looking very blue in the bright sunshine


Leaning on the fencepost . . . .

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