I met up with Matt from mypennines.co.uk today. We set off early from a decent parking spot on the A646. The weather forecast wasn’t great but there was a glimpse of blue sky, so we remained hopeful.
Thieveley Pike sits on Burnley Way, above the towns of Rawtenstall, Bacup, Todmorden and Burnley. I imagine that on a clear day you would be able to see these towns but by the time we got to the top it was chucking it down. Unfortunately the weather didn’t improve much throughout the rest of the walk, so I had put the camera away at Thieveley Pike trig point.
One of the highlights of this route was on the way down Green’s Clough and Beater Clough, it’s a cracking spot, almost like something from the middle of the Dales.
Typically I did my usual and fell over on the way down, sliding on my knee and smashing into a rock. I really do need to start watching where I put my feet! Consequently, as the weather wasn’t improving and my knee was hurting we chopped off a bit of the route and walked up to A646.
This is definitely an area I will come back to.
|Low Point||About 225 metres|
|High Point||449 metres|
|Terrain||Mostly good tracks on the fell but slippery in parts|
|Bogs||Not too bad|
|Dogs||No dog with us, but other dogs about|
|Estimated Calories burned||2000 cal|
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On this route Dean Scout, Deerplay Moor, Thieveley Pike, Burnley Way, Heald Moor, Heald Top Farm, Green’s Clough, Beater Clough, Sheperd’s Pile.
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Dean Scout, Deerplay Moor, Thieveley Pike, Burnley Way, Heald Moor, Heald Top Farm, Green’s Clough, Beater Clough, Sheperd’s Pile.