2021 April onwards


Atoms and Worthies

 

Saturday 15 May 2021

Distance: 20 Miles

Leader: Pendle Pete

 

Holme House Doorway 1672

 
 
On a misty Saturday morning on Thursden Heights CP, four LDWA members, Norman and daughter Karen of SP, Peter Steckles of EL and leader Peter Smith also of SP began the walk over to Ponden Hall via Alderhurst Head, Raven Rock and Wycoller Hamlet. Our first morning break was had in the shelter of Wycoller Hall fireplace, as we where now receiving some steady light rain.
Out of Wycoller and climbing to the Pendle Atom, picking up part of the Bronte Way at the track junction with the Pennine Bridleway.
Continuing to Ponden through the Worth Valley by Watersheddles Reservoir, right at Ponden Hall to Lower Slack Farm and up to the top of the beautiful Ponden Clough, with great viewing down the Clough and Worth Valley.
Here was our lunch stop inside a convenient shooting butt, then around and along the opposite side forming a horseshoe and now heading back towards Thursden.
Onto the eastern end of Boulsworth Hill via Crow Hill and the strenuous yomp across the full length to the Trig.
Our afternoon break was taken with the protection of Lad Law Rocks, in the company of a Peacock hunkering down from the wind, goodness know's where he had been swept from.
All that remained now, a quick stride over to Dove Stone Rocks, along the Oil Road, across the Colne - Hebden Road, over Extwistle Moor, down into the lovely Thursden Valley and the short steep climb to the finish.
 
Pendle Pete.

 

More photos of the walk from Peter Steckles and Pete - Click here

 

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Littleborough & Castleshaw Loop

 

Saturday 24 April 2021

Distance: 20 Miles

Leader: Andrew Underdown

 

Above Castleshaw

 

More photos of the walk from Pete - Click here

 

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