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Black Moss Reservoirs
Two reservoirs on the outskirts of the village of Barley, and lying directly between Pendle Hill to the east and Stang Top to the west.

Upper Black Moss was completed in 1894, and the slightly larger Lower Black Moss was completed in 1903. They both act as additional water supplies to Nelson, supplementing the Ogden Clough reservoirs less than a mile away.

The forests around and to the south of the reservoirs were planted between 1900 and 1935, and consist mainly of Sitka Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scots Pine, Beech and Sycamore.

The reservoirs play host to a wide variety of birds. During the winter, mallard, tufted ducks, goldeneye, goosander and occasionally pochard and teal can be found. During the summer these are largely replaced by wading birds such as lapwing, curlew and redshank who come here to breed. Other less common varieties that frequent the area are linnet, stonechat, skylark, common sandpiper and reed bunting.

SD826413
Forest of Bowland AONB - Lancashire - England
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18/02/2012
Pendle - Two Trigs and Five Reservoirs
2844 ft. - 10.7 miles
Hard
Started in rain but it cleared up significantly - low cloud on Pendle lifted just as I approached the top
Ali
Forest of Bowland AONB


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05/12/2010
Pendle to Weets along the Pendle Way
2854 ft. - 13 miles
Hard
Chilly but sunny, waist deep snow on the return route
Ali
Forest of Bowland AONB


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