Haslingden Grane - Calf Hey Reservoir - Ogden Reservoir

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From the information centre and car park at Clough Head, (refreshments and leaflets available in summer) cross over Grane Road and take the footpath to Calf Hey car park to pass the foundations of Chapel Row cottages. You then drop down to Calf Hey Reservoir where the Rossendale Way joins from the left. Cross Ogden Brook and take the wide, easy track to you left. The woodland here is known as 'The Fairy Glen', said to be the summer home of Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of Fairies. Continue on the track to the dam, where you go over a stile, to climb up towards Musbery Heights, then turn left with the Rossendale Way. Continue along the contour to come upon the quarry tramway. Note the short tunnel underneath, it has provided shelter for lunch or drinks on several occasions on walks in the valley. Turning left with the (very muddy) path just after the tramway, you make your way between Ogden and Holden Wood Reservoirs, then after a footbridge and stile, climb up to Grane Road once again. Turn left and you will see the Duke of Wellington pub and restaurant, and continuing on this road will take you back to Clough Head. You can use the footpath from Calf Hey Road, if you wish to come off the road for a short distance.

England - North England - Lancashire - West Pennine Moors


Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Nature Trail, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
23/09/2011 - Barry Smith

Thanks for the alternative Alec. I have actually done the walk that way, and yes, it is a nicer finish, but it puts an uphill finish to the walk and adds about another 1K to it so I thought it would be best to leave the flatter finish, even if it is on a road. However a note to say there is an alternative will draw other walkers attention so they can choose for themselves. Thanks again for taking the time to comment! Barry.

22/09/2011 - Alec Jackson

An alternative end to this walk. Pavement runs out along road after approx 1.5km. At waymark 20 cross over road and walk past pub. When you reach Heap Clough, signpost for 'Quarry Entrance' and 'Public Footpath', turn right and walk up the road for approx 250m. Footpath to left can be seen going uphill. Take this path and follow along until you pass a waterfilled quarry on your right. As you approach the plantation on your left there is a kissing gate. Go through this gate and follow path back to the car park (start of walk).

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