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TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« on: 16:58:18, 10/06/20 »
The first half of the walk is in the Peak District boundary but the second half isn't but I've put the whole TR in the Peak District section  :)

Our walk started from the Brun Clough Reservoir car park on the A62 near Marsden. We headed east on the Pennine Way.

Map with route of the first half of the walk


Beefy recorded the route on Viewranger.

Pule Hill from the Pennine Way


Ornate signpost


We went right to keep on the Pennine Way on the pitched path.

Black Moss Reservoir


It was cloudy but not raining and not much wind. Not a bad day at all.

Squeaky and Swellands Reservoir


Binn Moor is the high ground


The paving was intermittent but the ground was very dry when there was none.

Squeaky leading the way down Blakely Clough


That is Wessenden Lodge below West Nab. What a great walk, hill views, moorland, reservoirs and this path down and through the clough was lovely.

Blakeley Reservoir beyond the signpost


We didn't follow the Pennine Way here but we took a path right that led into another clough

This was a lovely path too


You can just about make out the path on the other side of the clough in the shot

Lovely waterfall in the clough


We crossed the stream above a weir, easy because there wasn't much water in it.

New chairs  :)


Out of the clough we had views of Wessenden Lodge, Wessenden Reservoir and West Nab and it looked like a good spot for lunch. We have treated ourselves to new chairs, Helinox Zero's. They are 500g and expensive but we figure we will enjoy the 320g less weight when we are allowed to go wild camping again. They are not as comfortable as our other chairs but you do get used to them after 5 minutes and we are both very happy with them.

Deer at Wessenden Lodge


These are farmed deer rather than wild ones.

Great and Little Butterly Hills


I spotted the spelling is different to Butterley Reservoir and also Blakely Clough as opposed to Blakeley Reservoir. I wonder why the reservoirs have an extra 'e'?

Lunch over we dropped down to Wessenden Reservoir crossed the dam and met up with the Pennine Way again.

Wessenden Reservoir


Rhododendrons


A notice informed us they were clearing invasive plants here and the invasive plants are the rhododendrons  :o I've noticed a lot of rhododendrons during the walks we've done in the last few weeks, I assumed they were native!

A clough, not sure which one


We were now on the Kirklees Way but we would meet up with the Pennine Way again later.

I am not sure what this sign refers to


I've not been able to find any information about it on the internet. Anyone know what it is about?

Blakeley Reservoir


Butterley Reservoir with Marsden beyond


Map with route of the second half of the walk


Descending a lot of steps to Marsden


The path went through some abandoned mill buildings and then into Marsden, a lovely town which is in West Yorkshire. Looking at the map now, we'd crossed into West Yorkshire not long after we started our walk but we were in the Peak District National Park. Confusing  :D We had left the Peak District National Park boundary at the end of the Butterley Reservoir. I loved the old houses in the town and it had a nice feel about the place.

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal


Standedge Tunnel end in Marsden


We walked along Waters Road but there was an off road path that led to where we were going that we could have used. Only one vehicle passed us though and it was easier walking on the road, we were beginning to tire.

Close Gate Bridge


We stopped for another brew and some food next to the stream and enjoyed the rest. We had a bit of a climb to do before we got back to the start.

Path repairs on the way up from Close Gate Bridge


We said hello and thanks to the two men doing the work. I asked if they were volunteers but no they were paid by a conservation company, they said. Not a bad office, in nice weather mind! Hard work though the stones must weigh a bit.

Looking back on the way up Willykay Clough


We saw some paragliders to the right of us, I did take some photos but they weren't very good.

Packhorse Road post


There were quite a few of these along the route. The paving was intermittent but the path was clear on the ground when the paving stopped. It was dry too, I imagine it isn't always dry underfoot. This bit seemed to last forever but eventually we met up with the Pennine Way and headed south to Millstone Edge

Castleshaw Reservoirs in view from Northern Rotchter


Millstone Edge ahead


Approaching the trig point on Millstone Edge


A last look back along Millstone Edge


15 minutes later we were back at Brun Clough Reservoir, what a grand walk this was. The route was Brun Clough Reservoir - Black Moss Reservoir - Blakely Clough - Weir and Ford below Wessenden Moor - Wessenden Reservoir Dam - Kirklees Way - Marsden - Standedge Tunnel End - Waters Road - Close Gate Bridge - Willykay Clough - Northern Rotcher - Millstone Edge - Brun Clough Reservoir 11.46 miles and 593m of ascent.
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #1 on: 17:03:54, 10/06/20 »
That looks like a cracking varied walk April - right old mix of views. O0 O0

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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #2 on: 18:08:58, 10/06/20 »
Lovely pics. Love the waterfall.
I see Squeaky has her coat back on.


E2A searched for info on the strange sign and the only reference I can find is someone on Reddit asking what it is but no answers.
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #3 on: 18:22:29, 10/06/20 »
Oooooooh.  I like this one.  What a lovely walk, really varied (and not too much uppy downy). 
Nice foties April.  I love the one of the little bridge.  Class  :) :)

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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #4 on: 18:47:56, 10/06/20 »
Looks like a pretty decent walk, April. Nice waterfall.
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #5 on: 18:57:48, 10/06/20 »
That looks like a cracking varied walk

It was  :) Interest all the way, even on the moorland bits  :)

I see Squeaky has her coat back on.

It was a bit chilly, we had our coats on all day too  :)

E2A searched for info on the strange sign and the only reference I can find is someone on Reddit asking what it is but no answers.

Yes, that is all I could find. Very odd sign  :-\

What a lovely walk, really varied

It was smashing  :)

Nice waterfall.

It was nice. Beefy said there is another one near Wessenden Lodge that you can see from the path but it was totally dry! I've googled for pics and it is impressive. Just shows how dry everything is.

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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #6 on: 19:40:46, 10/06/20 »
Great pics of a fab day out O0
Evenn pleb couldn't get lost doing this one ;D
A shame the Marsden micro brewery was closed, the beer is nice :)
April gave me 10/10 for this walk :D
I even got to fly willo 8)


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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #7 on: 20:48:31, 10/06/20 »
Great walk and pics again  O0
Each one of these walks in the northern Dark Peak has made me look at the map again to refresh the memory, I'd forgotten where some of these landmark sights and reservoirs were it's been so long.

I'll bet there is a lot more paving than when we were there last.

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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #8 on: 22:49:27, 10/06/20 »
Lovely pics and write up April  O0   The weather might have been a bit iffy but the scenery looks fantastic.


That sign?  I wonder if it's similar to those "on this site in 1906 absolutely nothing happened" type signs  :-\

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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #9 on: 07:46:23, 11/06/20 »
Nice day out again guys O0


I even got to fly willo 8)


Looking forward to the video O0
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #10 on: 08:47:57, 11/06/20 »
Tremendous

It was a fab walk beefy defo 10/10  :)

I'll bet there is a lot more paving than when we were there last.

Beefy said there is a lot more since he was last up here

That sign?  I wonder if it's similar to those "on this site in 1906 absolutely nothing happened" type signs  :-\

That is what I'm thinking. I remember a sign near The Cheviot saying "Please ignore this notice"  :)

Looking forward to the video O0

Me too  :)

Thanks all  O0
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #11 on: 08:59:25, 11/06/20 »
I find there is something very relaxing about canals.  Wish I had walked them more when I lived up country.
Like like your chairs, very, very, similar to mine, but lighter.
How long was the walk?
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #12 on: 10:17:03, 11/06/20 »
Like like your chairs, very, very, similar to mine, but lighter.

We had other chairs that cost 28 but weighed 820g, we've had them a few years. Beefy's chair had broken so we both got new ones. We got them here
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/accessories-c10/seats-and-sitmats-c47/chair-zero-p6142
There was a deal on if you bought 2

How long was the walk?

Viewranger said 11.46 miles and 593m of ascent
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #13 on: 10:28:16, 11/06/20 »
We had other chairs that cost 28 but weighed 820g
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Viewranger said 11.46 miles and 593m of ascent
Mine mas a mass about 900g, why I am changing the aluminium legs to carbon fibre.  Mine costs 20 quid though.


I like walks of 10 to 12 miles, leaves enough time in the day to do other things.  Depending on how this summer seasons goes, I will probably be limited to shorter ones because work gets in the way.
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Re: TR Brun Clough Reservoir circular Tue 9 Jun 20
« Reply #14 on: 13:02:04, 11/06/20 »
Mine mas a mass about 900g, why I am changing the aluminium legs to carbon fibre.  Mine costs 20 quid though.
Good luck with that they will probably just split :-\

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