Category Archives: Lancashire

Beacon Fell and the River Brock

We picked the hottest day of the year to visit the south western edge of the Forest of Bowland to do our walk. It was graded as easy/moderate so we did not anticipate any problems. We left our car at … Continue reading

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Away with the fairies.

For my walk this week I went to Fairy Glen, situated on the side of Parbold Hill in Lancashire. The Glen follows Sprodley Brook which over a period of time has cut through the underlying sandstone to create the steep … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visit Hurst Green.

At the weekend I was out walking with Crosby Rambling Club. It was our Christmas walk and right from the start some of the ladies were in party mood. It was the silly hat season. I joined the ‘A’ party … Continue reading

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Another walk on the wild side

Yesterday I went for a walk over Easington and Grindleton Fell on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. My walking notes said the distance was 8.5 miles and to allow 5.5 hours. That can’t be right. Even … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows at Musbury.

My walk last weekend was centred on Musbury. The high point of the walk was Musbury Tor which although only 338 metres in height it commands views over the Rossendale Valley. It was once the centre of a deer park. … Continue reading

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Whistling down the wind.

My walk this week was at Downham, one of the most attractive villages in Lancashire. Downham means ‘the habitation on the hill’ and the settlement can be traced back over 1000 years. The manorial family of Downham are the Asshetons … Continue reading

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A circuit of Stocks Reservoir.

Last week I was back in Slaidburn to do a circuit of Stocks Reservoir with Crosby Rambling Club.   Stocks Reservoir is man-made and was created in the early part of the 20th century to provide a water supply to … Continue reading

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