2017 07 13 Cliviger Walkabout

Precarious work near Sharneyford
Wonderfull Stone Masonry at Gorpley Reservoir
Gorpley Clough
View down to Gauxholme 
South Pennine group on the day 
A Gongoozling Lunch 
At the Bridestones
Back under Cliviger Gorge and our transport home 
Seven on the Cliviger Walkabout enjoying a glorious Summer day, with great viewing all the way round.
Heading out straight up to Thieveley Pike from under Cliviger Gorge and by the two river calder headwaters.
From the trig point we made our way across Held Moor to the Bacup Road at Sharneyford.
Picking up the Limers Gate track to Trough Edge End, left across Weather Hill to meet the Inchfield Pasture path to Gorpley Reservoir, above which we had our first refreshment stop.
Down through a beautiful wood in Gorpley Clough to the Bacup Road again, above Gauxholme. (Named South Pennines Hidden Gem)
Crossing the road and on the path over to Dobroyd Castle, the railway bridge and into Todmorden.
Picking up the towpath on the Rochdale Canal we followed it to Eastwood, where we had lunch whilst doing a spot of Gongoozling.
Here we left the canal, crossed the Hebden Road and railway again, to climb up through Dean Delph Wood to Blackshaw Head via Hippins.
From Blackshaw Head we did some yomping over rough terrain to meet the Dukes Cut Track and over to the Bridestones, where we had our final refreshment stop.
Making our way down to Shore and Pudsey, we then climed our way back up, to Black Scout via Dawk Hole Wood and more views of Cliviger Gorge for the last couple of miles.
Total 22miles: Moderately Hellish.
Leader Pendle Pete.