3rd February 2012
Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....
This view from Noggarth Cottage shows Pendle Hill over Heys Lane Plantation. The sky is not as clear as two days ago.
Lower Ogden Reservoir
I parked in a busy Barley car park and set off at 15:03hrs. Four minutes earlier than the walk earlier in the week, but the same man was stood at the bus stop in the same clothes and the same lady was unloading shopping outside her house. Creatures of habit. So Says I !!
Upper Ogden Reservoir
Both reservoirs are starting to ice over now the wind has dropped.
Icy scene at the point where the path crosses the beck for the first time. Walkers cross again later on.
Ah well, can't win 'em all.
Over the Flags
The flagstones' route to Pendle summit.
Looking North-East across the summit.
A man I met at the summit leaves and heads for the flags and that nuisance bank of cloud.
The fan of fields emanating from Barley.
Walkers: Just Me
Time taken: 2hrs 30mins over a distance of about 6 miles. 1160ft of ascent.
Route: Barley, Ogden Reservoirs, Ogden Clough, The Flags, Pendle Summit, The Steps, infrequently used footpath through fields to the road and back down the tarmac to Barley.
Weather and conditions: Sunny and cold, no wind.
Greetings Count: Passed quite a few on my way up and then saw the walker at the top, followed by a couple with two dogs (below). A group of five late starters passed me with their headtorches ready for use.