Sat, 04 Jan | Crooked Billet Worsthorne

Local Winter Walk - Crooked Billet, Worsthorne

A 9.5 mile walk starting at finishing in the village of Worsthorne and taking in sections of the Burnley Way.
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Local Winter Walk - Crooked Billet, Worsthorne

Time & Location

04 Jan 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
Crooked Billet Worsthorne, 1 Smith St, Worsthorne, Burnley BB10 3NQ, UK

About the Event

Additional information from walk leader, David Ferguson:

Start in the “square” at Worsthorne with parking in the square, on the street & on the lower section of Gorple Road. The Bay Horse pub on the square is currently closed so there may be parking in front of the pub.

From the square across a couple of fields to meet the road into Hurstwood village.... once in the village we take the track following the reservoir & thence onto the Gorple Track.

Past Gorple Stones overlooking Upper Gorple Res.

The track then begins to descend to Widdop Res & very soon thereafter we take a left along a track/wall that is a bit wet & uneven underfoot.

The track descends & we will cross a footbridge at the (upstream) head of the reservoir & climb up a track to meet the Widdop to Thursden road.

Heading towards Thursden along this road for a short distance we need to find the path heading off left. The first section is a little indistinct & holds groundwater but nothing to bother about. We follow the paths as shown on the map eventually reaching Upper Swinden Reservoirs.

There is a choice for the final leg....  taking the track that climbs away from the road bend & then crossing a few fields to rejoin the Gorple track & descend to Worsthorne or simply follow the road into the village.

See you on Saturday. Leaving at 10-00am.

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