Wednesday, 8th March 2017

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
Time: 6 hours
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

Deerstones

Fell Wood

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

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