|Walk:||Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge, White Hill, Readycon Dean Reservoir, Rochdale Way|
|Start Point:||Holingworth Lake Visitor Centre||Grid Reference:||SD 940 152|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||2,000 feet|
|Weather:||Mild and sunny|
|Comments:||Leaving the north end of the car park we gradually ascended to the Roman Road and the Aiggin Stone. Turning south we followed Blackstone Edge, stopping near the trig point for our morning break. After crossing the M62 we found another trig point at the summit of White Hill then continued down to the Huddersfield Road. We soon left the road to reach Readycon Reservoir where we made use of the sunny bank for our lunch stop.Making our way across to Piethorne Reservoir we joined the Rochdale Way before walking beneath the M62 and beside Hollingworth Lake on our way back to the car park. A pleasant walk with the best weather of the year so far.|
Leaving the car park . . .
we pass a pond with great reflections . . .
before beginning our climb . . .
to the Aiggin Stone . . .
believed to be a boundary marker . . .
or a waymarker for . . .
the Roman Road
The summit trig point on Blackstone Edge . . .
was a little difficult to access . . .
and was quite a windy spot . . .
but makes for a good photo opportunity
Care needs to be taken . . .
as we leave the summit . . .
and check out the rock formations . . .
before stopping for our morning break
Continuing south along the Pennine Way . . .
we are reminded of modern transport options - the M62
Crossing the road . . .
still on the Pennine Way . . .
we make our way to the summit . . .
of White Hill
Another short road stretch gives access to the path . . .
to Readycom Reservoir . . .
where we stop for lunch
The path takes us on past Piethorne Reservoir . . .
with a relatively new marker stone . . .
and an outflow channel from Norman Hill Reservoir . . .
which takes advantage of the natural rock formations
A brief stop in the sun . . .
overlooking Ogden Reservoir
Not far to go now . . .
as we make our way on . . .
to pass underneath the M62 . . .
and return beside Hollingworth Lake