- Range Walking Club
- Wednesday 29th December
- This year's Christmas Walk is based in the Pendle area of
Lancashire, mysteriously associated with witches and
spells but peaceful and beautiful as well. The main walk
is over Pendle Hill and takes place before lunch with a
shorter stroll planned for the afternoon. In case of bad
weather the afternoon route will be used in the morning.
We meet in the car park at Barley in order to start
walking at 1030 hrs prompt. The route goes East past the
Ogden Reservoirs to turns North by Boar Clough. This
short pull takes us to the edge of the fell with
extensive views as we make for the trig point at Big End.
Continuing North to the wall we then descend SW to Pendle
House and then across fields to Barley.
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 850' taken slowly
- We arrive at 1300 hrs at the Pendle Inn (a Theakstons'
pub) for lunch
- The afternoon walk leaves West to White Hough and then
North across fields before turning back via
- Black Reservoir. The views back to Pendle Hill help to
frame the day beautifully.
- Distance: 3 miles
- Ascent: 200'
- Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
- BOOTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BOTH WALKS :-)
- Directions to Barley
- Distance: 50 miles - allow 90 minutes, Most
straightforward route is -
Formby => Southport, East through Preston on the A59,
under the M6 at Samlesbury and then taking the A677
towards Blackburn. The A6119 Blackburn by-pass leads to
the M65 which should be taken as far as Junction 7. Turn
Left off the slip-road then Right on to the A678. At the
Power Station veer left on the A6088 for about 4 miles
when Newchurch-in-Pendle is signposted left Follow the
maze of back lanes, through Newchurch (the home of the
Pendle Witches legend and a Witches Shop!) and on to
Barley. The car park is well signposted and is at the
South end of the village by a fork in the roads.