South Pennines Walks
Date: 6th September 2009
Distance: 7.25 miles
Ascent: 1026 feet
Time: 3 hours 50 mins
With: On my own
Start Grid Ref: SD888427
Route Summary: Foulridge - Noyna Hill - Kelbrook Moor - Kelbrook - Salterforth Bridge - Leeds/Liverpool Canal - Foulridge
Walk Summary: Kelbrook Moor is one of those fairly low Pennine heights which I’ve had my eye on for a while and since I was restricting myself to fairly easy walks this made sense as a walk to do.
There were too many fields full of cows early on for my liking but once I got on to Kelbrook Moor it became an enjoyable walk. The latter proved to be a much better view point than expected with a full range of Dales, Pendle, Bowland and South and West Pennine hills on view. While I ate my lunch at the trig I had a brief chat with a farmer who was passing by on his quad with his dog in tow. When I asked if he had a farm nearby he said “aye, o’er yonder”. Classic!
There was a brief bit of rough walking from the summit to the path on the superblly named Roger Moor. One of the interesting things about the walk was walking through 3 of the villages in the area, Foulridge, Kelbrook and Salterforth. At Salterforth I briefly met my route when I climbed Weets Hill on New Year’s Day a few years back so it was nice to join up the two routes. The final stretch was a pleasant amble along the canal back to Foulridge. All in all a pleasant day out.
1. Foulridge from Noyna Hill
2. Kelbrook Moor from Noyna Hill
3.Boulsworth Hill from Great Edge
4.Trig point on the top of Kelbrook Moor
5.A rather short wall
6.The heathery flank of Roger Moor
7.Noyna Hill from Roger Moor
8.Kelbrook Moor from the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
9.The canal bridge marking the Yorkshire / Lancashire border
10.The Leeds-Liverpool Canal