Borrowford, Lancashire Sunday 1st February 2009

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: We have no Strenuous leader today.
Moderate Leader: Jackie Gudgeon     Distance: About 9 miles

From Barrowford and the Pendle Heritage Centre we start off uphill along the Pendle Way to Higher Ridge. We then drop down to Roughlee (stepping stones) before climbing again to Hollin Top then walking through the woods past White Hough Outdoor Centre to Barley. We will have lunch here where there are picnic tables, toilets and a CAFÉ. We then pass Lower and Upper Black Moss Reservoirs circling round via Mountain Farm, Firber House and Wheathead Height to join a lane leading down to Blacko Water to pick up the Pendle Way again, which we follow along Blacko Water and Pendle Water back into Barrowford. Could be very boggy in parts.

Leisurely Leader: Sue Daniels

From Barrowford we take the Pendle Way which follows the river for approx. 1.5 miles. We then take a short climb over Higher Ridge and drop back down to the Pendle Way path and head towards Roughlee and through Boothman Wood. Depending on the time we will have our lunch in Barley where refreshments are also available. We leave Barley and make our way back towards Barrowford on mostly field paths. Please note that I have unfortunately not had time to recce the walk so slight detours on the day may be taken!!

Easy Leader: Bernie Platts & Denise Holden     Distance: approx. 5 miles

From leaving the Heritage Centre our walk takes us along the side of the canal until we get to the Mile Tunnel, there we cross over the bridge and head up to Slipper Hill Reservoir. We will follow the path along the side of the reservoir and continue until we come to Foulridge Reservoir, known as Lake Burwain.
We will be walking around the lake – it was quite muddy in parts when we did the recce. From there, we walk back towards the canal and head back to the Heritage Centre.