|Walk:||Badger Wells Hill, Nick of Pendle, Churn Clough Reservoir, Deerstones, Spence Moor, Fell Wood, Lower Ogden Reservoir, Barley, Pendle Way, Big End, Scout Cairn, Mearley Moor|
|Start Point:||Nick of Pendle||Grid Reference:||SD 771 385|
|Distance:||13 miles||Ascent:||3,000 feet|
|Weather:||Cloudy start with some sunny spells and a strong wind on the summit|
|Comments:||After just about reaching Badger Wells Hill a return to the car was needed so the route was changed to avoid retracing steps (again). We headed towards Churn Clough Reservoir and up to Deerstones where we stopped for our morning break. Spence Moor is always rather boggy but we managed to cross it without too much difficulty. Lunch was taken in Barley - at a very covenient bench beside the playground. We then followed the Pennine Way to the summit where the wind had gained in strength. After the Scout Cairn we contoured to Mearley Moor on a small path, thus avoiding the usual peat bogs.|
Churn Clough Reservoir
Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .
where the water is rather choppy
Memorial seat, which I think is a fairly new addition
On the Pendle Way this garden always looks beautiful, whatever time of year
Black Moss Reservoirs from the climb . . .
to the summit
Scout Cairn - where Sheila poses for the last photo of the day