Approaching Pendle Hill from Barley
 
 
Coming off Pendle Hill
 
 
View over to Weets Hill from Pendle, left of the Coppice above Black Moss Reservoir 
 
 
View over to Weets Hill from Pendle, left of the Coppice above Black Moss Reservoir 
 
 
Roughly Midway Between Pendle Hill & Weets Hill, approaching Twiston Moor
 
 
Weets Trig Point
 
Lunch in style at Cafe Cargo, Foulridge Wharf
 
 
Approaching Boulswoth Hill, above Trawden
 
 
Well earned refreshments on Boulsworth Hill
 
 
Over Admergill Water near Blacko
 
 
Pendle Pete, King for the day!
 
 
 
 
Pendle’s Three Peaks 30mile 14.04.18
 
A direct a route as possible was mapped out. 
 
Another good day in the Pendle Countryside enjoyed by 12 LDWA members, 5 from West Yorkshire and 7 SP.
Starting out from Barley CP at 8.10am we made our way through Barley Village and followed the stream path to Pendle House Farm. From the bottom of the stepped path up the big end of Pendle Hill, we took the direct path straight up the face and directly to the summit, a route often used by fell runners.
Coming off the back of the big end and down into the Ribble Valley, crossing the Downham road then right through several  fields until reaching the Twiston road by Coolham.  The weather by now was warming us nicely, with beautiful views in every direction.
 
From Coolham Farm, we crossed Twiston Moor, Rivington Moor to Craven Laithe Farm, it was along this section we had our first refreshment stop at 11am, before crossing the A682 Gisburn road below Coldweather House. 
From here it was a gradual climb up onto Weets Hill.
 
Leaving Weets by the path down to the Lister Well road, left along here and right after half mile, dropping further by Copy Nook to High Lane, right on the road briefly, taking a stile left, down and right through various fields to County Brook, a further mile along the L&L Canal towpath and our Lunch Stop at Cafe Cargo, Foulridge Wharf 1pm. 
 
After a very pleasant lunch break, we made our way through Foulridge Village, over above the reservoirs to Castle road, crossing 'The Rough' and out onto Keighley road A6068 above Colne.
Dropping down to Cotton Tree via the old Tram Way, we picked up a path right, off the Trawden road up to Rings Farm, progressing through fields to the old area of Trawden Village and onto the path to Alderhurst Head, eventually coming out onto the old Packhorse road at Antley Gate.
Onto the flanks of Boggy Bowlsworth now and a long climb to the trig point, and a welcome refreshment stop in the warm afternoon sun.  From here we where able to pick up the pace and make good time back above Trawden, on the opposite side of the valley through the field system and back to Cotton Tree.
Picking up the river path of Colne Water down to Waterside and up Bridge Street to Colne Railway Station.
 
Taking the footpath behind the station across to Barrowford road and joining Heir's Lane, at Blakey Bridge we went left up Barnoldswick Old road a short way and picked up the footpath to Stonedge through to Blacko Village. Dropping down to Admergill Water near the Blacko Bar road, we crossed the footbridge to access the wood up to Bank Ends, our final climb around Brown Hill and onto the Stang road.  Crossing into the wood by Whitehough Camp School, down the lane to Whitehough Hamlet and a general boot wash in Pendle Water, before the last half mile back to Barley CP.
Tired, happy, satisfied and back in a respectable time of 11 hours at 19.15pm.  
 
Leader Peter Smith. (Pleasure was all mine)