Weets Hill Walk. 🥾

We found a peaceful moorland walk on Sunday. I guess it was so quiet because of the drizzly weather. It soon fined up though and we happily abandoned our waterproof jackets. Yay!

Our walk started from a canal side car park near the Anchor Inn at Salterforth near Barnoldswick. This isn’t an area we have explored before and despite having a map and walking book we did get a bit lost ( shocker! ) but it all worked out ok in the end.

The route headed up into the rugged moorland of Weets Hill where there are fantastic views and even some unusual art work. Here are some images from our 6.5 mile hike.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Canal side way marker.
Buttercup meadow.
A narrow squeeze style which I could barely squeeze through. 😅
Ground nesting birds sign. We made sure we kept to the bridleway.
This old track is called Lister Well Road.
Caught on camera.
Lister Well Road.
Lower Foulridge Reservoir…maybe. Anybody know?
I can’t help pointing out Lister Well Road ! Lister is my family name. 😊
Blacko Tower in the distance.
Cuteness overload ❤️.
Hungry horse.
Looking toward Pendle Hill.
‘ Heading’ for Duck Pond Farm.
There is actually a head at Duck Pond Farm. 🙂
And another!
A former occupant ( an art teacher) made the large head sculptures.
Fitting all our big heads in a selfie.
Heading away from Duck Pond Farm. A beautiful white horse.❤️
Getting in some dawn chorus practice..
Cotton grass.
Buttercups.
Think there’s a troll under the bridge.
This is Hugo’s cute pose…..only done when he is watching someone eat. Look into my eyes!!
Meadow Pippit collecting nesting material.
Weets Hill Moorland.
Heath Bedstraw.
A Barnoldswick chimney.
Somebody’s watching me.
Foxglove.
Pink grass. Anyone know their grass? 😁
And back to the canal tow path.
The Anchor Inn….. apparently holds an impressive stalactite formation in the cellar.

This walk was definitely all about the views , the wildlife ( we were serenaded by the continuous chatter of pippits and skylarks) and those unforgettable sculptures at Duck pond farm.

Walking Book – Walking in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle by Terry Marsh.

Map – Explorer OL21 ( South Pennines).

43 thoughts on “Weets Hill Walk. 🥾”

  1. What a fabulous walk. Hoping that we will b able to get to the Forest of Bowland when things start to become a little more normal, it always looks fabulous. 🙂

  2. Crikey, how big are those heads? Look like they’ve wandered there from Easter Island 😂
    Looks like a nice walk in a quiet area. I’ve been to Barnoldswick with work but never explored the area.

  3. I thought ‘Easter Island’ too when I saw the heads – not too keen on those but I love the flora and fauna, especially the little meadow pipit, and Hugo just looks so cute 🙂

  4. Those head sculptures are quite striking, love a bit of eccentricity. ☺️ Looks like a lovely walk, are you doing any walking challenges this year? You seem to have racked up a fair few miles despite the lockdown. X

    1. Hi yes still doing the #walk1000miles challenge, though actually not doing quite as well as last year. But the lockdown has encouraged us to explore our county more, whereas we would usually be hunting out walks in more touristy places or finding them near our caravan in Cumbria, which we obviously haven’t been able to visit. Xx

  5. Beautiful photos. Always good to go for a ramble in the drizzle. This is England, the weather is always changing. Great meadow pippet photo xx

  6. what an amazing walk & I love all your photos to accompany it. I’ve a few walking books around Yorkshire, but am just too far away to lend them to you. I miss not having canal walking paths & dales to walk over. Those heads are…well….curious! Especially in a farmyard setting. Thank you, take care, stay safe & huggles.

  7. Lovely walk. I’ve not bothered tallying up my miles for #walk1000miles since March!! I’ve written them down, just can’t be bothered! I look forward to your next walk xx

    1. Thanks Christine, hoping to get to the coast on Friday as Wil has the day off. I haven’t totted up properly either, just know I’m down on last year’s miles. Xx

  8. I know I’ve been to Barnoldswick, some relatives used to live there, but that was a long time ago. It looks like a good area to explore. I did a grass course a couple of years ago – part of a grassland monitoring scheme I help with, but I mainly felt like the course just exposed my lack of knowledge! I was amazed to see puddles in one of your photos – it’s so dry here it’s a bit disconcerting to see any accumulation of water!

    1. Lots of colourful grasses in the fields at the moment. Wouldn’t know where to start! Yeh there has been a few showers round here recently, we needed them!

      1. We’ve got rain this morning, but it’s like the other rain we’ve had – a bit half-hearted!

  9. Looks like a great walk with lots of lovely views and wildlife to see. The heads are very striking and unsual in that setting:)

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