A HARDY group of 17 members and one guest travelled to Anglezarke Reservoir in Lancashire to walk on the West Pennine Moors.

After the recent snowfalls the journey was made not knowing exactly what conditions awaited us.

However, as we approached our destination the country lanes were thankfully clear of snow, as our man in Orrell had said they would be.

Starting from Anglezarke car park, the walk followed the excellent paths in a northerly direction along the water’s edge.

Shortly after leaving the shore of the reservoir, a drinks break was taken by the picturesque cricket ground at White Coppice. From there the route headed East towards Great Hill, lunch was taken en-route before reaching the exposed summit.

Approaching the summit the ground was covered in snow for the first time on the walk, as the path emerged above the ridge onto more exposed ground. From this higher point there were great views in all directions, the highlight being the snow-covered fells of Lakeland to the north, which were clearly visible as the sun shone brightly upon them. I am sure our man who has an eye for a picture will make a contribution to the website.

Virtually all of Lakeland seemed to be visible, from the Coniston fells in the west to the Howgills in the East.

From the top of the moor and for a good part of the descent soft snow lay on the ground, which actually made walking more comfortable than the usually boggy ground of this area.

The final part of the walk was on a good track that lead back to Anglezarke via a short section of Lead Mines Clough.

After the walk all were made welcome at the cosy Yew Tree Inn.

Thanks to all those who turned out, especially considering the poor weather of the previous few days.