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29th October 2011

The weatherman said it would rain in the afternoon, so I stayed local today and thought I'd have a wander up the local fell before the poor weather arrived.

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....


Road Sign, Newchurch-in-Pendle

Today's walk started at 10:20 and I parked on the roadside in Newchurch. Blue sky gave room for optimism...

Witches Galore

Witches Galore

Boom time for "Witches Galore" with Halloween due any day soon. I had no food with me, so I intended to buy a drink and a biscuit for the walk. However WG doesn't open until 11am, so it's a walk without supplies. Not ideal.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill

My walk took me towards Fell Wood, a spooky place at best, nevermind late October.

Fell Wood

Inside the Wood

I didn't hang around in the wood, there was an eerie peace and then I thought there was someone behind me ....

Upper Ogden Reservoir

Upper Ogden Reservoir

The cloud level is descending and a few drops of rain are falling.

Ogden Clough

Ogden Clough

It's raining now and I pass two walkers and bid my first greeting.

Pendle Flags

Pendle Flags

It was hood up, head down and get on with it.

Pendle Summit

Pendle Summit

Compulsary summit photo. I'm afraid to say that it is no fun being up here in bad weather. This is the first time in ages that I've been up when it's been raining. I went down the steps and across the fields to Barley.

Pendle Hill

Pendle from Barley

The Kabin

Barley Car Park

It was hardly raining by the time I reached the main car park. I popped into The Cabin for much needed refreshments.

Pendle from Heys Lane

Heys Lane

To Newchurch

To Newchurch

Pendle Hill

Last Look at Pendle Hill

Walkers: Just Me

Time taken: 3 hour 24 mins over a distance of about 7 miles.

Route: Newchurch-in-Pendle, Fell Wood, Upper Ogden Reservoir, Ogden Clough, Flags to Pendle Summit, The Steps, Fields down to Barley, Heys Lane and footpath over to Newchurch-in-Pendle

Weather and conditions: Bright, quickly declining to steady rain. Easing off to grey skies. It brightened up in the afternoon! Before heavy rain finally arrived in the evening.

Greetings Count: Two in Ogden Clough, two more on the flags. Then I passed quite a few ascenders on the steps - it's a pity if these were visitors to the area on their first ascent, they won't be in a hurry to come again.

Richard's Refreshment Review: The Cabin, Barley Car Park. It's a good place, they do get overrun a bit at busy times, but the food is good and generally it's service with a smile.

Church Notice

The Church Title Board, Newchurch-In-Pendle

Take me back to the start ....

Take me home....