We found the car park which, i struggled to remember where the turn off was along Buckstones Rd. It was quite noticeable that work had been carried out to improve access. The road had been improved and the parking area resurfaced. So 10 out of 10 for which ever organisation had done the work.
It was quite a bright morning although the temperature gauge said 0℃. Cloud base was high and altogether a nice crisp day. Snow was forecast as Sheila kept informing us but it stayed off all day.
Lots of dog walkers were out as we made our way up to Brushes Clough Reservoir.
We were quite pleased that it was chilly because the muddy paths were easy to walk on.
View back over Oldham and Royton
Beyond the reservoir the eastward path joins up with the Oldham Way and turns North as it skirts the communication masts. To our left we joined an unmarked path that took us east, passing underneath the electricity pylons to join up with the Crompton Way.
We were lucky with the cloud base today which gave us good views all round and in the distance we could just make out Ingleborough and Whernside. More local, Blackstone Edge, Meltham Moor and Black Hill along with the mast on Windy Hill alongside the Pennine Way.
Following the wall along Boothstead Edge and the Crompton Way.
Clear views to Windy Hill with Rooden Reservoir in the foreground.
Crow Knowl Masts
View over Rochdale and to Knowl Hill where we walked a few weeks ago. The turbines visible on Scout Moor.
A very enjoyable walk and it made a nice change to our routine stroll.