A: Pendle Hill Circuit 10.2 ml 1817 ft
B: Around Rainow

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15/11/2023 10:00 - 16:00

A: Pendle Hill Circuit 10.2 ml 1817 ft
Coordinator: Gary
Start: Pendle Nick SD771386
Pub: None
Maps: South Pennines
Fp NWly down to Pendleton, Rd/Bw NEly to Pendleton Hall, Mearly Hall, Lane Side to 774418, Fp Sly / NEly past Little Meerly Hall, Barkerfield, Hookcliffe to Rd 796433, Rd 200yd E then FP N/NE Hecklin Farm, Sly to Rd 806431, FP SE Pike Law to Barley Lane. FP Wly at 815416 Pendle Side and steeply up NWly from 810413 to Trig at Big End. Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail SWly back to cars.
N.B.: Could divert to Barley Mow in Barley; from Barley Lane, via Lower Black Moss resv - adds ~ 2ml.

B: Around Rainow
Richard Evans
Start: Robin Hood, Rainow


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