Trail / Road Run 2:00:22  17.9 km (6:43 / km) +388m 6:04 / km
shoes: Mudclaws RED
Have had one eye on the Burnley Way along with the Leeds and Liverpool canal, for a while but never seem to have had the time at the right time. Hence figured I might as well do it in fragmented fashion whenever down here. So...a spare day...
Burnley Way Stage 1:
From Weavers Triangle to Queen Street Mill
Not a good start. Canal towpath closed 200m after starting. No bother, just a short bypass needed.
Out along the L&L including the 'Straight Mile' through Burnley. Then up the Brun Valley Greenway past the allotments, then through various bits of nice woodland on single track.Following the Swinden Water out to near Lea Green Reservoir.
Decided to add on an extra 5k loop round The two reservoirs and out onto Extwistle Moor. Sun out and nice. Carefully circumvented a few very large black horses who in the end didn't seem too interested.
Returned to the Burnley Way for the uphill to the ruin of Extwhistle House before heading down to the River Don before the last pull up to Harle Syke. Then it just remained to head home via Casterton Avenue.
Nice outing. Not sure when the next stage will be. Well worth doing though and certainly a somewhat different landscape from my usual. Something stimulating and interesting about some of the old industrial aspects that the BW touches upon quite regularly.
Felt heavy though.