With Anastasia and Helen. Anastasia wanted to go somewhere where there were wind turbines. So we came here. We parked by Ashworth Moor Reservoir and headed north to wind turbine no. 1, then east to the trig point on Knowl Moor. There were dreadful young men buzzing around on motor bokes scattering litter and being noisy and it was evident from the state of the terrain they came here a lot. But they failed to spoil our day out. On up past Higher Hill and to the top of Hail Storm Hill.
Once off the land rover track it got unbelievably boggy and we very soon had our boots full of water. But it stayed lovely as we headed south down the Rossendale Way and the Coal road to follow something called Fecit Lane to somewhere called Paradise where we found we were on the wrong side of the wall and had to climb over a barbed wire fence to get ourselves right. (You want the north side.) From here up a thing called Tom Hill then easily back to where we started. There is a pub here called the Owd Betts where they gave us very nice food. I had a Lancashire thing called Rag pudding. It was tasty