Cheetham Close and The Jumbles Reservoir

The walk of Saturday April 30th, 2016

With the Yorkshire Dales being given a liberal coating of snow, I decided to postpone my latest assault on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge until later in the year. This afforded me the opportunity to visit the small mound answering to the name of Cheetham Close, for the second time in seven days.

My original route featured in the ascent of Cheetham Close followed by a circular walk around the three main reservoirs of the area: The Turton & Entwistle, The Wayoh and the Jumbles. Ultimately we chose to only do the Jumbles and to save the route featuring the other two for a dryer day, although that being said, we had already done all the muddy stuff at Cheetham Close.

Here are some pictures from the walk.

Our route of ascent will turn left here.
Our route of ascent will turn left here.
The Witton Weavers Way at its most sociable.
The Witton Weavers Way at its most sociable.
Three Peaks of Ramsbottom
Three Peaks of Ramsbottom
Affetside
Affetside
Affetside again
Affetside again
Two trees off the Witton Weavers Path
Two trees off the Witton Weavers Path
Our route leads us into ever-soggier terrain.
Our route leads us into ever-soggier terrain.
Gates invariably are portents of terrain change.
Gates invariably are portents of terrain change.
Standing Stones? Flags perhaps.
Standing Stones? Flags perhaps.
The Castellated Railway Bridge...with worthy Princess!
The Castellated Railway Bridge...with worthy Princess!
Canada Geese at the water's edge.
Canada Geese at the water's edge.
A re-take of a photo that I used to have on my desktop in 1999
A re-take of a photo that I used to have on my desktop in 1999
The Jumbles Reservoir
The Jumbles Reservoir
The path across the field from the tarmac to the summit gate.
The path across the field from the tarmac to the summit gate.
A solitary tree on the pasture path up to Cheetham Close's summit.
A solitary tree on the pasture path up to Cheetham Close's summit.
Photographs from the walk with Chris, around Cheetham Close and the Jumbles on Sat 30th April, 2016

I have now completed two of the basic four directional routes up to the summit of Cheetham Close and would argue that the route from the North (east-then-north) is my favourite so far. The next time I shall approach from Dimple Hall / Egerton and shall circumnavigate at least one of the local reservoirs. These are easy walks, even if the terrain does get a bit soggy!

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