30th January 2015 - Cribden Hill
No route map and description. I set off from home and made my way up to The Halo and the top of Cribden Hill, the hill which I live at the foot of.
Looking across the snow covered roofs of Haslingden late this morning
and up the valley to Rawtenstall
A snowy track will take me to Top o'Slate, the site of The Halo
An information board provides some interesting history about the local area and the old packhorse routes and turnpike roads that ran past this way
Views from The Halo. Looking across to the West Pennine Moors.
I went down to the lane below Top o'Slate so that I could get a clear view towards a distant Forest of Bowland
The snowy slopes of Hameldon Hill
On the track past the TV mast to reach Cribden Hill
The view from the top of Cribden Hill. Ahead, looking up the Rossendale valley and the road that goes to Bacup and across the moors to Todmorden. To the left, the road that goes Burnley.
The fields of Cribden Flats below. Looking down the valley towards Manchester with Holcombe Moor on the right.
The moorland continues north to end with Hameldon Hill. Pendle Hill can be seen over its top.
Stood looking into the wind with the hazy outline of the Forest of Bowland in the distance
The West Pennine Moors
South Pennine moors to the northeast with the tops of Boulsworth Hill and Hoof Stones Height in the distance