A circular 10 mile walk from Worsthorne

Sun 20th April 2014
An Easter Sunday walk from the village of Worsthorne near Burnley, that rises on to Worsthorne Moor and crosses into Yorkshire, following the Pendle Way before going around Widdop Reservoir and returning via Extwistle Moor


Worsthorne village at the start of the walk


Gorple Road rises on to the moor, this is a long straight path for almost 4km, but once on the Moor it's worth the effort


Half way up there is a great view of Hurstwood Reservoir


The Pendle Way meets Gorple Road


Climbing higher and Gorple Reservoir comes into view


A very moody Sky. I set off this morning in bright sunshine, it was blowing a gale and freezing cold here


A close up of The Gorple Stones


The broad track heading towards the Gorble Stones

A good sheltered spot for lunch




a choice of routes from here, I'm heading for Widdop Res


Descending to Widdop Reservoir




The vast expanse of Widdop Res (in Yorkshire)


Rocky outcrops


Now on the far side roughly half way round the walk


Yorkshire Moorland


Looking back to Widdop


Lonely path across Extwistle Moor, now back in Lancashire


Looking back towards Yorkshire


Heading back towards Worsthorne with the Hurst wood Reservoir in the distance


The long descent to Sweden Bridge


Rugged Lancashire Moorland


Off  the Moor and the route follows "Sweden Water" back to the village


Across the stepping stones and a 10 minute stroll back to the car

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