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Ian Donohoe

Ian Donohoe


I must be the luckiest person alive to have all this in my back yard!


Below are just some of the pictures..

I have taken of my beloved Pennine moors and beyond.
95% of all images seen here are within cycling distance from my home in Accrington Lancashire..

I put the camera in the rucksack, jump on my bike and go...
I thought I would share them with you. All images taken myself, you are welcome however to copy any image for reproduction on any other web-site or production as long as it’s accompanied with an acknowledgment to this site.
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Asscent of Hamledon from Hapton
Go up from the side of the Hapton Inn you will reach the Fairy steps
Looking down towards the A56 bypass on top of the coppice, see the barn on fire in the distance.
Ascent of Hameldon
from the Hapton Inn,
Hapton
Fairy steps Hapton
which are impossible
to peddle up and an achievement to
go down!
Summer evening,
Spire farm above
Accrington
A56 bypass on top
of the coppice
Accrington.
The smoke is a
barn on fire!
Dentdale and the deepest of 3
air shafts on Bleamoor tunnel.
  All 390ft to the Settle Carlisle
Railway
below.
The same view on a different day.
On the Causway Clowbridge res, follow your eyes to the top of the climb and beond to Comptons Cross
Good view of a Pylon and looking back at the radio masts on Hamledon.
Hameldon near
the radio masts.
Clowbridge res
in the distance.
The Causeway Clowbridge res between Burnley
and Rossendale.
Comptons Cross
half way between
Clowbridge and
the Lumb Valley.
looking back at
the radio masts on
Hameldon.
The Quarry section
of Rooley
Moor Rd
Rossendale
Dawn sunshine on Sandy Lane Accrington, and another early start to an epic day out on the Moors.
Not many people come down this route off the back of hamledon, it eventually leads out onto Manchester Rd Crawshawbooth.
Near the Fairy steps
View from
Cowpe Lowe
with Waterfoot
down in the distance.

Dawn sunshine
on Sandy Lane
Accrington, and a early start to another epic day out on the Moors.

Track off the back of Hameldon, nr The Glory pub on Manchester Rd Crawshawbooth.
On the way up
to the Fairy steps
from the Hapton Inn.
View of Pendle from just off the
Kings Highway above Accrington.
You can just make out Inglebourgh
way in the distance.
Sea view of the
Fylde Coast from
the Kings Highway. Accrington
down below.
Packhorse bridge
nr Clapham,
Yorkshire Dales
Cam High Rd
Inglebourgh in the
background
Above Clapham, Inglebourgh ahead!
On top of Inglebourgh, Whernside
dead ahead.
you can just make out
Ribblehead viaduct, below
Kentmere, the Lakes.
Looking down the Lumb Valley, with Cowpe in the distance, on the Mary Towneley Loop
View of the M62 near Hollingworth.
Good view of
Inglebourgh from
above Settle.
Kentmere, the Lakes.

Looking down
the Lumb Valley
Rossendale, Cowpe
in the distance, on
the Mary Towneley
Loop

The M62 near
Hollingworth on
the Pennine way.
Pennine way footbridge
over the M62
near Hollingworth.
Amazing picture of two totally separate goups of riders suffer a rear mech failer on Saddleworth Moor.
Classic shot of Mastiles lane above Malham
Gorple upper res above Burnley, on the Mary Townelet loop.
Comming down the kings Highway. looking towards Whalley nab and the Bowland fells.
My favorite link path from the kings Highway to the back of Hamledon.
Amazing picture of two totally separate groups of riders suffer a rear mech failer on Saddleworth Moor. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Mastiles lane above Malham
Gorple upper res above Burnley, on the Mary Towneley loop.
"Homeward bound". The kings Highway.
looking towards
Whalley nab and the
Bowland fells.
My favorite link path from the
kings Highway
to the radio masts,
Hameldon.
The backend of the Coniston Old Man, The lakes.
Still two hours from home. The climb out of Todmerdon
The climb out of Todmerdon, Stoodley Pike in the distance.
Prickshaw Village and a glimpse of Brown Wardle
The backend of the
Coniston Old Man,
The lakes.
Great view of Phen Y Ghent
Two hours from
home. The climb out
of Todmorden
  The climb out of
Todmorden,
Stoodley Pike in the distance.
Prickshaw Village nr Whitworth,
and a glimpse of Brown Wardle
on
the Mary Towneley loop.
Preistly Clough Baxenden.
Rooley Moor Rd burnout!
Rooley Moor car maddness!
Climbing up to Robin Hoods Well, out of Helmshore, Hamledon in the distance.
Sawrey Ground, above Windimere.
Priestly Clough Baxenden
and the old track bed
of the Accrington to
Manchester railway.
Rooley Moor rd.
"its where the local muppets dump
stolen cars!"
Rooley Moor
car madness!

Climbing up to
Robin Hoods Well Helmshore.
Hameldon in the distance.

Sawrey Ground above Windermere,
and another great day beckons.
Looking down towards Settle.
Looking towards Holcombe Tower from Robin Hoods Well
Stanage Tunnel pub lunch stop!
On top of Hades Middle Hill, looking at Brown wardle and the Planes of Irlam beyond.
The Waterboard Rd Cowpe, with views of Holcome Tower.
Buck Haw Brow
above Settle.
Holcombe Tower from Robin Hoods Well
Holcombe moor.
The Yorkshire side of the
Standedge Tunnel.
On top of Hades Hill,
Brown wardle and the
Planes of Irlam beyond.
The Waterboard Rd Cowpe, with
views of Holcombe Tower.
The backend of Hades Hill, between Whitworth and Todmerdon.
Good view of Phen y Ghent.
Stoodley Pike
Windermere sunrise, the start of another classic ride.
Looking towards Rossendale from Hamledon.
The backend of Hades Hill,
between Whitworth and
Todmorden.
Phen y Ghent Yorkshire dales.
Stoodley Pike near
Hebden bridge.
Windermere sunrise, the start of another classic ride.
Looking towards Rossendale and
Cowpe from
Hameldon.
Great view of Stoodley Pike.
Top of Leach Rossendale, with Rawtenstall way down in the distance. Its the highest point of the Mary Towneley Loop.
Train exiting the Summit Tunnel.
The recently resurfaced Watery Lane above Haslingden, looking back towards Rising Bridge. A welcome extension to the Kings Highway.
After a long day in the saddle we were treated to this nice view of Windermere.
Great view of
Stoodley Pike above
Todmorden.

Top of Leach Rossendale, Rawtenstall down in the distance.  The highest point of the Mary Towneley Loop.

Train exiting the
Summit Tunnel
nr littlebourgh.
Watery Lane above
Haslingden,
looking back towards
Rising Bridge.
A welcome extension
to the Kings Highway.
Nice view of
Windermere, Lakes.
Ford nr Cant Clough
Mary Towneley heaven
Stoodly Biker
Great day out on the Towneley
gorple farm ruin
The ford near
cant clough Res
on the Mary Towneley
Above Littlebourgh on the
Mary Towneley
Two Mountain bikers
riding up from
Stoodley Pike
Horse riders enjoy a
perfect day on
the Towneley
near Littlebourgh
An old farm ruin up at Gorple Gate
on the Mary Towneley.
Pack horse trail
Pennine bridleway sign
Summit bound!
Coal clough wind farm
worsthorn downhill
Pack horse trail up from Bottomley
Just below Brown Wardle on the Mary Towneley
The fast downhill into Calderbrook on
The Mary Towneley
Coal Clough Wind farm
Above Cliviger
The famous Worsthorn downhill
on the Mary Towneley
Shore
Rawtenstall Hospital
Waterboard rd Cowpe.
waterfoot downhill
waterfoot ahoy!
Its a long way up!
Shore nr Todmorden
The backend of Rossendale General. That big hole is an old 15 foot deep water tank
Edenfield end
of Cowpe Lowe.
Mary Towneley Loop.
The descent
into Waterfoot
A bit further down the same
Waterfoot track.
watery lane haslingden
widdop res
crown point
Gorple up ahead!
Whitworth Golf Club
Watery lane above Haslingden
Winter Widdop Res on the Mary Towneley
Crown point on the desent into Cliviger on the Towneley
In between Lanc's and Yorks, Gorple Gate ahead
Whitworth Golf club with Rooley
moor in distance, on the Towneley
Holme Chapel view
Stoodley Pike
Todmorden big end
Widdop scramble
widdop res
Bottom of the Mary Monument climb, nr Cliviger on the Towneley
Stoodley Pike on the Mary Towneley
Above Todmorden
on the Towneley
The climb up from
Widdop to Gorple,
on the Towneley
Looking back from on the climb
up from Widdop res, on the Mary Towneley
Aladdins cave
Widdop track
Widdop Dam
On the Watergrove section
Lumb valley
Aladdin's cave on Edge lane above Hebden Bridge. The best shop in the world!
Widdop res on the Towneley
Looking towards the gorgeous Gorple climb from Widdop res
The Watergrove section of the Towneley with Hollingworth lake in the distance and the M62 behind
A frosty morning in Lumb valley
Rossendale on the Towneley
Clow bridge
Comptons view
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Looking down towards
Clow bridge res from
one of my favorite
tracks out of the valley
View from near Crown point,
looking towards Comptons cross. You can just make out Holcombe tower in the far distance
Need to sharpen your bike handling skills?
Lee quarry Bacup is the place!
You need to be careful though, as there are one or two sharp cliff edges to avoid!
A bit too close for comfort.
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Lee quarry
Looking down into Lee quarry Bacup.
Looking up towards Lee quarry.
The view looking down from the top of the long climb up into Lee quarry.
Nice view of some of the mountain bike course at Lee quarry.
It s quite impressive in places
Above Settle
tree
Ian Donohoe
Paul Howarth
Paul Howarth
An early sunny April start
above Settle on
the old road to Ingleton.
Park in the layby to begin
a
brilliant cross country
Deep blue sky's and Limestone

Not a soul in sight.
Today we have the
Dales to ourselves!

Pack horse bridge nr Clapham,
Yorkshire Dales
Heading deep into the dales
On top
Pendle View
Ribblehead
Roman road
Semer water
On top of the world
Looking across the limestone pavement with a distant view of Pendle hill.
Inglebourgh and Ribblehead in the distant.
The old Roman rd
down to Bainbridge.
Looking back at Semer water as
we start to head back to Settle.
Kidstones
The George Inn
Push
The long long climb up to the top of Kidstones.
Kidstones it is then!
Its all downhill to Hubberholme.
The George Inn at Hubberholme
Its a long walk and push up from
the George, then its over the hill
and down to Halton Gill.
Halton Gill
Phen Y Ghent
Alan James
Terry
Top of leach
Looking back to
Halton Gill.
Phen y Ghent.
Alan James came all the way up from London with his friend to ride the Mary Towneley loop.

Terry made the journey up from London too. This picture taken at the bottom of the Mary monument climb nr Holme Chapel.

Top of Leach on
the Mary Towneley.
Cribden end and Rawtenstall in
the distance.
Widdop climb
Widdop
widdop-climb
Gorple summit
Mary-monument
Widdop climb on the
2009 Mary
Towneley challenge
Rider on the Mary Towneley
Widdop climb
Well done, its harder than it looks, Widdop god on the Mary Towneley
Top of the Mary monument climb.
Mary Towneley 2009
Pushing up the flank of Whernside
View of Inglebourgh from the Aquaduct near Blea moor
Whernside Summit
Twisleton Scar
Its hard work but worth it!
The Mary monument climb.
Another push. This time its an
assault on the highest of the Three Peaks in the Dales, "Whernside"
A good veiw of Inglebourgh
and the Settle Carlise railway
from the aquaduct on Blea Moor.
The summit of Whernside.
Inglebourgh in the distance.
Summer rain threatens.
Even Whernside looks small.
Its big country up here on top of Twisleton Scar!
We even push down Whernside!
Just off the Kings Highway
Cribden end
Cribden end
Calder valley
Since its a footpath, we even
push our bikes down Whernside.
An extension to the Kings Highway above Baxenden
"Before"
Dropping down Cribden End towards Rawtenstall
"After"
Dropping down Cribden end towards Rawtenstall
Late August
above shore Nr Todmorden
The Birds
cribden end
Phen Y Ghent
Nick Graig
Climb up Phen Y Ghent
Flock of Starlings whilst
climbing up Cowpe
Bridleway above Haslingden
and a view over the
Rossendale Valley to Cowpe
September and its
Three Peaks day in the Dales.
Phen Y Ghent looms.
2009 Winner Nick Graig
gives that 1000 yd stare as
he powers up Phen Y Ghent.
Rob Jebb close behind.
Too steep to ride.
Hard day in the Dales.
Pendle Hill
Sabden
Three peaks 2010
Nick Graig
riders on the three peaks
View of Pendle Hill from nr
Downham
Early Spring in Sabden.
Pendle Hill sheds its snow.
Rider on the 3 Peaks 2010
Nick Graig on his way
down Phen Y Ghent
to second place 2010
Two riders Battle it out
Riders scramble up a tricky section
Wheelbase rider
Winner Rob Jebb 2010
Above Malham
Veiw down towards Stainforth
Riders scramble up a
tricky section
Wheelbase rider
First up and Winner
Rob Jebb 2010
November
Big Sky above Malham

Stainforth down below,
Inglebourgh far distance.

Settle loop
Winter comes early
Holcombe View
Yorkshire Dales from Gisburn forest
View from Moleside looking towards the Bowland fells
Stockdale lane, near the
summit of the Settle Loop
Dramatic skys over Rossendale
Mid-day Winter view from Hamledon Hill looking towards Holcombe Tower
High up on the Gisburn Forest
Mountain bike trail.
Inglbourgh in the background
View from Moleside above
Accrington looking towards the
Bowland fells
Winter on the moors
Scrambling for traction in Powder
Ice Ice baby!
10 degrees below freezing!
Sunrise on the shortest day on my wonderful home town of Accrington
Winter View from Hamledon
You need lots of power in the legs to do this!
Sometimes you just have to
get off and shuffle!
10 degrees below,
Sunday morning and
we see the Bishop
of Moleside Moor!
Sunrise on my wonderful home
town of Accrington.
The shortest day.
The Longest Day
Road race day
Winter-moon
The long climb out from Downham to Barley
Rainbow warms the way
Sunset on the longest day from
the Coppice monument Accrington
Big boys battle it out on
The British road race
championships, Barley Pendle

Winter Moon illuminates
a misty evening sky

Pendle Hill on the long climp up
from Downham to Barley
A Rainbow trys to warm the
moody sky above Barley, Pendle.
Black hill above Sabden Lancashire
Blacko Tower
Killer climb out of Sabden
April in Newton
Waddington in May
"One mile in Winter is worth
two in Summer"
Training ride on Black hill
above Sabden
Nice view of Blacko Tower.
Mist over Pendle.
Killer climb out of Sabden

Couldn't resist this patch of
stunning Tulips.
Newton  in  April

waddington in May.
" How lucky am I to
live so close to all this!"
Climb up Tatum Fell
Ribblehead
Early July on the river Doe
High Bentham, Whernside top Right
The Three Peaks
Looking south towards Pendle
from Tatum Fell
A fantastic Ribblehead viaduct
River Doe above Ingleton
on a early July afternoon.
Inglebourgh in the distance.
Dropping into High Bentham
from Tatum Fell.
Whenside top right.
The Three Peaks in one picture
Ingleton
Malham Cove
Slaidburn
Horton in Ribbledale
Tatum Fell climb
Loveley lunch stop in Ingleton
Malham cove at the
end of August
Slaidburn mid September
and the moody Bowland fells
in the distance
Horton in Ribblesdale
Tatum Fell
My favorite road climb
Buck Haw Brow nr Settle
Waddington Fell looking North
View of Phen Y Ghent
Nick Of Pendle
Crossing the River Doe abover Beezley Falls
Buck Haw Brow nr Settle
Looking down towards
Dunsop Bridge from
Waddington Fell
View of Phen Y Ghent
from Pendle
Nick Of Pendle
Sabden way down below
Crossing the River Doe abover Beezley Falls
Nick Craig on his way to winning 2011 Three peaks
The Lakes
Looking upstream from the bridge over the River Ribble in Sawley
Above Settle on my way to Malham
December and my escape path up onto the Moors
Nick Craig on his way to
Winning 2011 three peaks
Dropping into Langdale
Lake District
Looking upstream from
the bridge over the
River Ribble in Sawley
Late August.
On the Road to Malham
above Settle.

December snow and my escape route
to the moors from Accrington.

Helwith Bridge and the River Ribble  above settle
The River Hodder at Newton
The Coppice Accrington
Hidden Valley
The Moorcock Inn
The River Ribble at
Helwith Bridge above Settle
Late October.
The River Hodder
at Newton
Wonderful Snowy morning
on the Coppice Accrington
"Just look at that climb"
Its the Tatum hidden Valley
The Moorcock Inn
on the Waddington Fell Climb
Moleside Moor above Accrington
Limestone
Cow Ark
cyclists on thier way up The Trough Of Bowland
Dunsop Bridge
December on Moleside Moor
above Accrington
Above Settle at
Buck Haw Brow
Cow Ark Nr Whitewell
Cyclists on their
way up
The Trough Of Bowland
Febuary sunshine on the
way into Dunsop Bridge
January winds
Begining of the climb up the Trough of Bowland
Above Settle
sea veiw from Hameldon hill
Limestone Pavement

January Storms on Jeffery Hill
leave a subtle reminder

Begining of the climb up
The Trough Of Bowland

March and a nice spring day
on Black Gill Lane between
Settle and Airton

Sunset 30 miles
inland from
the Irish sea.
Veiw from the
Summit of
Hameldon Hill.
Accrington below.

Moonscape in the Dales. Miles of Limestone Pavement.
Inglebourgh in the distance.

Whernside
Big Sky
Lee Quarry
View from Horton Railway Station
Austwick
Veiw from Whernside
Wonderful February view
looking North from Pendle Hill
Rider on the Black run at
Lee Quarry, Bacup
Nice early Spring view
of Phen Y Ghent from
Horton in Ribblesdale station
A nice walled climb
out of Austwick, Dales
The Struggle
Mist under Pendle
Up above Gt harwood looking towards Accrington
Looking out on an October morning from the Coppice Accrington
Summer floods at Long Preston
The top of the "Struggle"
Kirkstone pass
Pendle Hill surrounded by mist,
Huncoat below
Up above Great Harwood looking towards Clayton Le Moors and Hameldon beyond
Early October and a lovely view from the Coppice Accrington

Floods on the River Ribble.
Long Preston

Para Glider over Whernside
Sharney Ford Pylon fest!
Pennine Bridleway
River Ribble at Mitton
Looking back from the Bowland fells
Para Glider free as a bird over Whernside
Sharney Ford way above Bacup & Todmorden has a beauty all of its own
Selside section of the Pennine Bridleway
The River Ribble looking downstream from Mitton Bridge
Nice veiw looking back as we ride out of the Bowland fells and head towards Lancaster
Rossendale
Back of the Coppice in Accrington
Ribble cement works
Michell House res
Winter Sky
Misty Winter morning
over Rossendale
Out over the backend
of the Coppice
in Accrington
Ribble Cement works
Clitheore

Mitchell House Res
and distant glimpse of Holcombe Tower

Winter skies
over Rossendale
£1000 for not closing the Gate!
The Whitewell Climb
Nick O Pendle
 Grindleton spring show
Spring in West Bradford
£1000 for not closing
the Gate!
The Bowland fells above Whitewell
Nick O Pendle
Spring by the roadside
Perfect Daffodills
Rochadale Canal
Flower Scar Road
Gauxholme
Gauxholme downhill
Spring Flower
Rochdale Canal
Flower Scar Rd
Gauxholme
Gauxholme downhill
Late spring flower
Pylon dwarfed
Todmorden
     
Electricity Pylon now
dwarfed by turbines
Todmorden
         
         


   
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