Around Pendle & Roughlee


Walk Leader: Steve & Clare McNeill

Number on walk: 18 + 2 dogs

Distance: 10 miles

Weather: Everything thrown at us

Roads: Fortunately they were safe out of Barley in the afternoon- a concern for all in the morning
Highlight: Glyn's bar- set up in his car boot for a post walk wine tasting- 2 white and 3 red all of a very high standard. Thank you Glyn much appreciated by one and all!

As the clock struck 10 the brave 18 set out for the foothills of Pendle Hill. There was snow there was hail it was blowing a gale. With heads bowed we trundled along through Barley Green past the Ogden reservoirs winding around the bottom of Pendle to meet the Nick of Pendle path. Thereafter a gentle climb to the trig point. Clear views to the right and darkness to the left. As we reached the top the mist cleared, it was summit to savour! Swiftly leaving the trig point we were then exposed to a lazy wind that felt like 60mph which we all managed to negotiate safely into the Lee of the hill to start our descent. After careful negotiation of the snow covered path to the bottom we then came across the muddy slippery field which claimed 2 victims.

Lunch was eaten at the bottom. After saying farewell to half our group the intrepid 9 blazed a path through the rain towards the Black Moss reservoirs proceeding along the road towards the junction to descend to Roughlee village and a photo stop with Alice Nutter- a relation of Janet's. We returned to the car park/ wine bar.