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karl h

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22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« on: 20:50:43, 26/11/20 »
Been out and about most weekends but unlike the last lockdown this time I'm still able to work and also the weather has been pretty awful so when I have walked the camera has stayed at home.
Today though promised passing showers but plenty of sunshine so Sue and I set off up the hill from Belmont This is a look back to the village in the tail end off a passing shower.
The skies soon brightened though. Here we are descending towards Lower Hempshaw's The ground was saturated and all the paths were very wet.
But dry at the moment and plenty of blue sky.
We climbed to the top of Lead Mines Clough where there are a couple of nice waterfalls in Limestone Brook.
Leaving Lead Mine Clough we followed Limestone Brook for a while looking for the shooting huts featured on the map but we couldn't see any evidence of where they might have been. We did have a view across to Rivington Pike Though.
From Limestone Brook there is a very wet path across the moor to the Bronze age tumulus of Round Loaf
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Looking back across the very wet moor. Hurst Hill is the higher ground to the right.
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Winter Hill from Round Loaf.
Pendle Hill is catching the sun but there is a bank of dark clouds coming up from the south which did bring a couple of minutes of light ( but cold ) rain.
The rain soon passed and winter sun and blue skies returned. This is Great Hill from the slab path leading over Redmond's Edge.
Our onward route along the slabs
Round Loaf from Redmond's Edge.
We had really nice bright sunshine for the rest of our homeward journey Darwen tower and the hillsides around it are very well lit.
And it's a lot brighter as we return to Belmont
Our route was -
Belmont - Hoar Stones Brow - Horden Stoops - Lower Hempshaw's - Lead Mines Clough - Limestone Clough - Round Loaf - Redmond's Edge - Will Nar - Belmont. ( about 8.5 miles 1600 ft ascent )
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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #1 on: 21:06:27, 26/11/20 »
What a great set of pics, thanks for posting them.

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #2 on: 21:27:39, 26/11/20 »
Great pictures Karl, it's good to see people getting out.

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #3 on: 22:24:31, 26/11/20 »
Looks a good route and not a bad day for it, lovely pics Karl.

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #4 on: 22:57:46, 26/11/20 »
Lovely scenery! And that is local? Wow, lucky you!  :)


But not only has your report eclipsed the one that I have currently in the "when I get around to it" stage, but your title is very similar to what I was going to use. Now I'll have to think of another one!  :(

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #5 on: 08:05:24, 27/11/20 »
Smashing pics Karl  O0
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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #6 on: 10:37:52, 27/11/20 »
Blimey, that looks a wet bog!  :o
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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #7 on: 18:20:57, 27/11/20 »
I'd almost kill to have a local walk like that  :'(


What a fab outing it looks.  Thanks for posting  :)


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karl h

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #8 on: 18:30:36, 27/11/20 »
What a great set of pics, thanks for posting them.
cheers Peak thats very kind O0 [size=78%]
[/font][/size]Great pictures Karl, it's good to see people getting out.
Thanks Ridge, we have been getting out locally most weekends but the weather recently has been terrible >:(
Looks a good route and not a bad day for it, lovely pics Karl.
Thanks Paul O0  Could be classed as fairly local to you although you'd have to risk a journey to the tier 3 wastelands  ;D


Lovely scenery! And that is local? Wow, lucky you!  :)


But not only has your report eclipsed the one that I have currently in the "when I get around to it" stage, but your title is very similar to what I was going to use. Now I'll have to think of another one!  :(
Cheers Fenman O0  sorry for the title nick  :D


Smashing pics Karl  O0
Thanks April O0  really missing the Lakes and camping >:(


Blimey, that looks a wet bog!  :o
It was...waders would have been a good legwear choice ;D


I'd almost kill to have a local walk like that  :'(


What a fab outing it looks.  Thanks for posting  :)


..Not jealous at all  :-\


Thanks Mel O0  No need for murder or jealousy just move to the nicer side of the Pennines  ;D

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #9 on: 18:59:31, 27/11/20 »
Thanks April O0  really missing the Lakes and camping >:(


We are too  :(


We want to see your crisp packet tent and Squeaky wants some of your kippers when this is all over.  :)
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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #10 on: 18:49:15, 28/11/20 »
Nice photos, karl - I particularly like the rays of sunshine.
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karl h

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Re: 22nd November - A local lockdown walk
« Reply #11 on: 18:29:16, 29/11/20 »
Nice photos, karl - I particularly like the rays of sunshine.
Thanks Richard O0  We were having our sandwiches and it was one of those quick,  grab the camera moments :)
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