MTL Deerplay to Holme Chapel 13th May 2017

This was a back to front chunk. I parked in the Ram Inn at Holme Chapel. Once under the railway line the way goes past a couple of farms, one with far too many dogs, thankfully all chained up. One was massive and scary. A train passed by. Then up quite a steep hill to Mary Towneley’s stone. Up a bit more to another farm and then along past lots of sheep and lambs including some black ones that looked like Gnasher the dog, scrawny with spindly legs.

Turned back at Deerplay for the clockwise experience. There were young cows out near the railway but they ran away from me! A train went past. And then I was back at the pub. Just a couple of hours.

Pendle Hill
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MTL Lumb to Deerplay 7th May 2017

Fabulous day. Warm at last. Out with Babs. We started off with a visit to Babs’s sister who lives near Lumb.

From Lumb it’s a lovely section of the Loop through rolling hills. And at last some horses on the bridleway! It had seemed as if I was going to walk the entire Mary Towneley Loop without seeing a horse on it. And today we were rewarded with a bunch of 4 and then a man and boy with the horse pulling them in a slo mo version of a quad bike.

We had a bite to eat at Deerplay (great name) no deer in sight and then returned by the same route.

Clough Bottom reservoir
First horses actually on the Pennine Bridleway
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