|Walk:||Apronfull Hill, Ogden Clough, Scout Cairn, Downham, Hookcliffe Plantation, Pendle Hill, Ogden Clough, Badger Wells Hill|
|Start Point:||Clitheroe Road, Sabden||Grid Reference:||SD 775 380|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||3,00 feet|
|Weather:||Cold and windy with very strong winds and some hail on the summit|
|Comments:||With a reasonable forecast I decided to head for Pendle Hill and planned a route to take in Downham before climbing back up to the summit. The field paths were very muddy and slowed the pace so I was pleased to leave them behind and head back up Pendle Hill. However, by the time I reached the summit the weather had really closed in with very strong winds and some stinging hail. I decided on a quick retreat and made my way along the flagged path to Ogden Clough. Typically by the time I got there the weather had improved and I was able to get the camera out again.|
Heading across from the lay-by . . .
with Churn Clough Reservoir in view
Looking very bleak . . .
as I approach the Scout Cairn . . .
with a plaque to commemorate the Scout Centenary
Looking back to Pendle Hill from the path to Downham
A squeeze or a kiss??!
I wonder how many ewes he has served?
An idea of what it was like across the fields - hard work!!!
Coming to say hello . . .
as I take a short break . . . .
beside Downham Beck . . .
but soon it is time . . .
to continue on my way - but no more photos for some time!!
The main path has led me from the summit to Ogden Clough . . .
and a big improvement in the weather as I pass Cant Clough Reservoir