Barley - Four Reservoirs Walk
distance 6.11 miles : 3 hours

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A circular walk from Barley around four Reservoirs
From the car park walk down the village street past the Pendle Inn; as the road bears left a road sign on the right indicates 'Blacko footpath only'. At the end of the reservoir turn right following the sign to Black Moss. After skirting the second reservoir the path reaches the road at Lower Black Moss. Turn left up the road for half a mile.
The FP continues on the left along a grassy path down towards the Lower reservoir. At the side of Salt Pie cross the stone stile on the right and head for a further stone stile at the top right hand corner of the field. Walk to the left of Higher Laithe Barn and follow the tarmac road to Windy Harbour Farm and so on to the road.
On crossing the road follow the right hand of the two footpath signs The path leads uphill to a stone stile set in the stone wall. Carry on uphill to meet the farm road leading to Pendle Side. Take the second track on the left following the painted sign to Pendle. On reaching Pendle House the path continues through the gate, along the back of the house, and then follows the contour along the fell side. Shortly before Under Pendle go through the wide gate; the houses are overlooked from the path. The path now crosses a brook and continues to follow the contour; Buttock is seen from high. After crossing a stile the path enters a narrow cleft; shortly after the path descends and circles the top end of the reservoir. The descent continues into Ogden Clough. At the bottom turn left through the gate.
A well trodden path starts the return to Barley. At the end of Upper Ogden Reservoir there is a steep descent; the path now joins the rough road which skirts the Lower Reservoir and leads directly to the Water Treatment Plant. The car park at Barley is seen across the road.
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