We headed out from Rawtenstall and after a steep climb were on the track behind the ski slope, it doesn't look much different from when I used to be up there most nights. Then after trying to ride into someones house we dropped down the road before heading along another bridleway. I missed the track I meant to take to the right just before the reservoir so we ended up with a little climb.
Photos never show how steep things are, Jon said he practically had to crawl up it!
After that we seemed to have some nice boggy moorland to cross.
After that there was some pennine bridleway followed by more boggy stuff. At 2pm the plan was made to head back to the car so we dropped onto the road and spun back through Bacup to Rawtenstall.
A fab day and although I took wrong turns I never got us lost! Made even better when Jon ordered in Pizza for tea.