643 Thieveley Pike

Heading across Deerplay Moor we saw no deer and precious few sheep as the sun played hide and seek with the shadows on Thieveley Pike. But on the windswept heights above Burnley over a million trees have been planted, so maybe one day the deer will come back.

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LOCATION: Between Bacup and Burnley
START: Layby on Crown Point Road about quarter mile north of B6238 & A671 junction
Grid ref: SD852279 Postcode: BB113RL
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Rossendale Way, Dunnockshaw, Pennine Bridleway

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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