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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