|Walk:||Pendle Way, Big End, Deep Clough Spring, Fell Wood, Newchurch in Pendle, Thorny Bank, Roughlee, White Hough|
|Start Point:||Barley car park||Grid Reference:||SD 823 403|
|Distance:||7.8 miles||Ascent:||1,643 feet|
|Weather:||Mainly overcast but humid|
|Comments:||Using the main car park in Barley I found that it had changed from £1 for the day to an electronic system where you pay as you leave for the time you have been there. It is still very reasonable at 30 minutes free, £1.50 for up to 3 hours and £3 for over 3 hours. Despite reasonable costs the surrounding roads were completely full of parked cars. A good walk with varied terrain.|
Black Moss reservoirs overlooked by Aitken Wood
New signposts now direct walkers
Unusually no-one at the trig point . . .
but they're not far away
Another signpost . . .
followed by a third one
Lower Ogden reservoir with Fell Wood to the right
Upper Ogden reservoir looks nearly empty . . .
but there is still some water running down the outflow
Taking a detour through the woods I find two lock gates that control the flow of water between the reservoirs
Further along the path a footbridge leads across to Fell Wood
An interesting weir on the way to Roughlee . . .
where I pass some pretty cottages
Unlike many accused of witchcraft, Alice Nutter was a member of a wealthy family who owned land in Pendle.
She was accused of being present at a witch meeting on Good Friday in 1612 and of later causing the death of Henry Milton. Her principal accuser was a nine-year-old girl. Nutter protested her innocence although others pleaded guilty.