Strenuous Leader: Jackie Gudgeon Distance: 10 miles
Today, weather permitting, we will climb Pendle Hill, via the Lower and Upper Ogden Reservoirs and ascending via Boar Clough. After reaching the trig point at 577 metres, hopefully enjoying panoramic views, we descend in a northerly direction towards Downham. Upon reaching and crossing the Downham-Barley road we have fields and rivers to cross until we reach a minor lane at Annel Cross Moor. From here we can take several options depending on time, weather and inclination, to drop down to the Black Moss Reservoirs and back to Barley. Plenty of mud!
Moderate Leader: Ramlah Eaton Distance: About 8 miles
Leaving the Barley car park in a westerly direction we aim at Pendle Hill (in order to frighten those who haven’t read the notes), then, having not bothered to go up Pendle Hill, we make our way towards a local reservoir, which we skirt round, then through some muddy farm fields towards Barrowford. On route we will find a nice area to sit down for lunch. Eventually we will find our way back to the car park and a very good pub that does teas and sandwiches as well as ale and crisps.
Leisurely Leader: Joan McGlinchey Distance : 7 miles
From the car park we start off to the east following the Witches Trail. We continue on the Witches Trail until Thorney Holme when we cut across the countryside to join it again at Newchurch. Here you will be able to see St Mary’s Church/Eye of God and the witches’ graves. After a short while we start to follow the Pendle Way which takes us through Fell Wood, at the end of which we leave the Pendle Way to walk alongside Lower Ogden reservoir and back to the car park. The walk has a few hills and descents and can be muddy in places.
Easy Leader: Sue Daniels Distance: 6 miles
Our walk will begin with a brew and a bacon bap as there are (usually) refreshments available in the car park visitor centre. We then amble along the path through Boohtman Wood heading for the village of Roughlee. Leaving here we join the Pendle Way and carry on to Barrowford where we can have luinch and take time to visit the Pendle Heritage Centre which has a Parlour Shop, Garden Tea room, and walled garden. On the way back we again take the Pendle Way and relaxingly make our way back to the coach.