The Fantastic Four, a small but select band comprising Denise, Colin, Helen & Sheila, set off on a stretch of the Pennine Way from The White House Pub at Blackstone Edge in sun and fluffy clouds. The route took in Cow Head, Light Hazzles Edge & Reservoir and Warland Reservoir where we had our morning break in the shelter of rocks overlooking the Warland Drain outfall. After less than half a mile we left the Pennine Way to head East on the Yorkshire Reservoir Circuit, with a fine view of the Holder Stones. All around were lovely views of moorland, woods and the far away cityscape of Manchester. Turning south after the Cloven Stone, we found a sheltered lunch spot near the inlet to White Holme Reservoir. Unfortunately, this was where our luck did not hold out after thinking we had escaped the forecast squally weather.
A few spots of rain as we packed up our rucksacks turned within a few minutes into a downpour, at times difficult to see through. Ironically, as we headed back on the stretch of the Pennine Way where we had first started, the sun came out again though not for long enough to dry us out. The lovely views somewhat made up for our soaking on our 8.75 mile walk.
Denise even smaller person Carter