|Walk:||Mearley Moor, Scout Cairn, Big End, Deep Clough, Upper Ogden Reservoir, Driver Height, Spence Moor, Deerstones|
|Start Point:||Sabden, Clitheroe Road lay-by||Grid Reference:||SD 775 380|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||2,000 feet|
|Weather:||Blue skies and sun with a complete white-out towards the end of the walk|
|Comments:||Crisp cold conditions left the ground, which had a covering of snow, firm to walk on. An icy wind in exposed sections gave me the opportunity to test out a new jacket - very pleased with its thermal qualities. There were some good views from the summit before a change in the weather approached, becoming a complete white-out by the time a reached deerstones. Fortunately it then cleared before I reached the car.|
Looking across the Ribble Valley . . .
to the Chipping Fells . . .
from Mearley Moor
The clouds has crept over . . .
by the time I reach the summit . . .
but there are still good views to the Black Moss Reservoirs . . .
and Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .
seen again from further along the path
Upper Ogden Reservoir outflow . . .
and overflow . . .
and the reservoir itself
The weather starts to close in . . .
and the light hail changes to heavy snow . . .
but it has all cleared before I reach the car