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B Walk: Saturday 22nd Jun

 

Location: Padiham & River Calder

 

Leader

Hazel Gaffney

Depart Time Stretford

9.00

Travel Time

40mins

Grade

Moderate

Distance

7.5miles

Map

021 South Pennines

Postcode

BB12 8UA

Grid Ref

SD 867340

Approx Ascent

850ft

Brief Description

Although in the heart of industrial Lancashire this is a rural walk with wide views across the Calder Valley. From Gawthorpe Hall we cross the river, leaving Padiham behind us and walk through Grove Lane Plantation before climbing up towards the village of Higham. Walking through this attractive village with a possible lunch stop, there is a short road side walk with a wide verge to reach Lower White Farm. From here we descend across the fields to reach the River Calder along the Pendle Way, before reaching Wood End Farm. After attractive woodland and a pleasant riverside path we cross over and the route returns us through the extensive grounds of the Hall, following the Bronte Way and Habergham Drive. Field paths, clear surfaced tracks, some gentle undulations. Toilets at the start.

 

 
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