Walk from the Bottom Barn Oct 8th

Eleven of us set off from the Bottom barn car park at Rivington for the 4.5 miles walk, on good easy going paths and tracks which were suitable for John Crook who would be walking with us today. It was good to see Pauline out as well, the first time she has been with the group since breaking a toe in one of her feet. This short circuit took us round the back of the top barn, along Sheep House Lane, down to Alance Bridge passing the old camping barn which is having a lot of work done to it and coming back alongside Yarrow reservoir  to the village café and the cars.

Here, John  left us after walking almost 2 miles further than previously whilst the rest of us carried on to Castle where we had our lunch stop. Afterwards Pauline, Stan and Shirley made their own way back to the Bottom barn leaving 7 of us to continue our walk.

With the threat of rain being just that, a threat, we continued uphill, passing Ormstons Farm and along the reservoirs above Wallsuches.  A short but steep climb brought us out on to Georges Lane which we crossed and continued ascending, more gradually now, to reach Burnt Edge. Using parts of the Pennine Bridleway link path we arrived at some old ruins where we had a short break in the warm sunshine.

The final few miles saw us going up Two Lads before descending to Pike Cottage and using the rough, stony track leading into the terraced gardens and down to the parking area under the Pigeon Tower. We then used field paths back on to Sheep House Lane and the reverse of our morning route back to our cars which we reached just after 3.30pm completing a circuit of 13.2 miles on a very nice, sunny autumn day.

Thanks to everyone who came along to support John and Pauline in their recovery - they appreciated the walk and our company as well.


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