Thursday 13 August 2015. Today’s 8 mile walk with a total ascent of 1,400ft started from the Watergrove Reservoir just north of the Lancashire village of Wardle. We were walking in typical Pennine countryside and followed the Pennine Bridleway for some distance before turning onto the Todmorden Centenary Way and then the Rossendale Way. This was real wind turbine country and it was interesting to see the network of service roads that had been built but didn’t appear on my OS map.
Route finding was a little difficult at times as there were so many paths to choose from. Waymarking wasn’t the best either, particularly when crossing the new wind farm roads. There was a yellow weather warning for rain so we started the walk 30 minutes earlier than normal. However, we needn’t have worried as the rains fell in the far south east of the country. I don’t think that we will be so lucky tomorrow and it may be a day of rest.