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1st May 2011

Pendle from Fell Wood

Through The Wood

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....


Parking Spaces at Newchurch-in-Pendle

Only the second time I've started a Pendle ascent from here. It's another fine, clear day with a brisk easterly breeze.

Brown Hill

Twin Peaks

Brown Hill and Blacko Hill (6ft lower), maybe that's why Mr.Stansfield built his tower! The footpath leads up from the village, just to the left of the public toilets. A short climb gives walkers their first view of Pendle Hill, along with a bit of Lower Ogden Reservoir.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill

The reservoir looks fuller than last time I looked, but it hasn't rained. My walk will go through Fell Wood, a spooky, dark place!

Fell Wood

Sunlight in the Wood

Upper Ogden

Between the Reservoirs

It's possible to walk up the beck between the reservoirs, even though the footpath sign leads walkers back to the access road.

Upper Ogden

Upper Ogden Reservoir

Somebody has opened a valve and water is flowing down to the lower reservoir.

Ogden Clough

Ogden Clough

I followed the clough, the footpath crosses over to the far side and then back across the stream and leads walkers to the flagstones which takes the path to the summit.


The Flags


Runner at the Summit

I walked across the plateau and down the steps. My quiet route up would not be matched by a quiet walk down!

Pendle Climbers


The lady in blue is enjoying her 60th birthday, revealed by a bright pink badge. Great Stuff!

Barley House

Best Kept Garden?

Barley frequently wins Best Kept Village (Hamlet Class), could this be the best kept garden in Barley? I walked down to Barley across the fields and found cows in the beck in front of the Barley Mow restuarant.


Barley Moo

Busy Barley

Busy Barley

Car park filling up at 11:00, I took a short walk up Heys Lane for the footpath back over the hill to Newchurch.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill from Heys Lane

Local artist, Keith Melling, enjoys this view and if you click the link, scroll down to find several painted from Heys Lane.

Witches Galore

Witches Galore, Newchurch-in-Pendle

Walkers: Just Me

Time taken: 2hr 40 mins. over a distance of about 6.5 miles.

Route: Newchurch, Fell Wood, Ogden Clough, The Flags, Pendle Summit, The Steps, fields back to Barley, Heys Lane and footpath back over to Newchurch.

Weather and conditions: Sunny and quite breezy.

Greetings Count: Two other walkers in Ogden Clough, runners on top and scores of walkers making their way up from Barley.

Richard's Refreshment Review: A cup of tea in a small cafe area of Witches Galore in Newchurch. The shop is open from 11am and offers a drinks and a small daytime menu.

Take me back to the start ....

Take me home....