There are currently 0 comments and 0 photos online for this walk.
|Hurst Green and the Ribble Valley|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 23 May 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 5.5 mile circular pub walk through the spectacular Ribble Valley in the Forest of Bowland. The walk starts and finishes at The Bayley Arms, a pub with great character and ambience and perfect for refreshments before or after your walk. The route takes in the riverside path alongside the Ribble plus the surrounding fields and tracks. There are beautiful views throughout as you take in this peaceful and tranquil setting which, some speculate, could have been Tolkien’s inspiration for the Shires in the Lord of the Rings novels. |
There are several climbs and descents throughout and the paths are generally grass paths and tracks across pastures which can be very muddy after rain. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus six stiles, all of which are fairly enclosed so dogs may need a lift over. Several of the pastures you cross are likely to be holding cattle and/or sheep so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.
Hurst Green is located on the B6243 Whalley Road between Clitheroe and Longridge in Lancashire. The Bayley Arms is located on Avenue Road. Parking is available at the pub, at the parish hall on Avenue Road, or you can park (with respect for local residents) on Avenue Road itself. Once you’ve parked, make your way to the public toilets on Avenue Road to start the walk (these are fairly close to the junction with the main Whalley Road). Approximate post code BB7 9QB.
|Start to River Ribble|
Start point: 53.8372 lat, -2.4802 long
Standing on Avenue Road with the public toilets to the left, walk ahead down the hill to reach the village crossroads. Pass to the right of the village war memorial, cross over the main road with care and take the lane opposite which runs to the left of the Shireburn Arms. Pass the pub buildings to the right and the pub car park to the left to reach a gate into a large open pasture.
|River Ribble to Jumbles Barn|
Start point: 53.8317 lat, -2.4726 long
Follow the path to reach the aqueduct, a stone bridge carrying water pipes across the river. Cross the stile alongside the aqueduct and continue on the riverside path. You will pass a small fishing hut on the right, simply continue your riverside journey crossing another stile and then two gates along the way.
|Jumbles Barn to Winkley Hall Farm|
Start point: 53.8346 lat, -2.4541 long
Continue on the lane and you will pass a small brick building, the New Jumbles river flow measurement station on the right. Immediately after this turn right over the large wooden elaborate stile (which resembles a flight of steps) to join the grass riverside path.
|Winkley Hall Farm to Hall Barn Farm|
Start point: 53.8411 lat, -2.4427 long
Turn left and follow the farm track as it swings right between the barns and then left passing a pond on the left. Follow the main access lane as it climbs fairly steeply and then swings left passing Winkley Hall. The original Winkley Hall dates from the 1500s and was once at the heart of a large estate. The modernised private property today only retains a couple of windows dating from the 1600s.
|Hall Barn Farm to End|
Start point: 53.8439 lat, -2.4678 long
Continue past the farm buildings on the right and pass through the small metal gate ahead to reach a crossroads of paths. Keep straight ahead onto the tarmac lane. Ahead and to the right you’ll see the impressive buildings of Stonyhurst College, including the distinctive griffin-topped gatehouses.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
Powered by World Weather Online.
I want to congratulate you on your web site/app performance, quick, reliable and easy to use. I have similar walking apps with OS Maps and ViewRanger but yours is best.
This app has totally changed my life, i absolutely love it. I did this walk yesterday, what a beautiful walk it is, i thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again, in fact i met an older gentleman who was on his 100 and something time there!! My sister and daughter cant wait to come along. The noise mentioned about the motorway is negligible and for me did not detract from the overall walk at all, the view from the top was stunning!!
So far I have downloaded 5 walks and completed 3 of them, tomorrow will be No 4. I love your website The walk descriptions are the best I have used in the last six years of rambling since I retired. This is a website I would be more than happy to pay a subscription for, instead I'll donate a sum to my favourite charity. THANK YOU.
Have deleted Pokemon Go and downloaded @ifootpathuk which is much more 'me'
I love the illustrated descriptions of each walk section. Really helps to enjoy the walk and get to know something about what I'm seeing. So much better than apps that only provide GPS co-ordinates and no photos or description. Love it!
After trying out numerous other apps I came across this one: way ahead of any of the others in every way. Much more accurate and very easy to use with great features. Would highly recommend it as THE app to use for walking.
Just wonderful, with walks for everyone: the fit, the not-so-fit, short walks, long walks, through woods, up hills (and down).
I highly recommend it, as my mum and I use it to go for walks and finish by eating at a pub. Its detailed and sometimes humorous instructions lead us easily to our destination. Also, to top this, it has interesting facts about the area we're walking in
I don't review much but this app deserves it. Downloaded some really good walks and the combination of the good descriptions and the really useful map of the walk showing where you are make it a brilliant tool. Well done and keep up the good work.
Very enjoyable and well described route. Views over the river from the warren were stunning.
Fantastic walk and amazing views. Great directions though I followed the GPS map mainly
Great walk, instructions were very detailed, perfect!
This may be the best walk I've ever done. It was certainly the best directions.
Even on a cold windy day with it trying to snow this was still an excellent walk. We managed it with our 2 children of 5 yrs and one in a all terain pram (a defo no no with a normal pram). Will be doing this one again in the summer.
Used app while visiting (it was great!)--live in Texas. Thanks!
Your app and walks are a dream to use
Did this walk this morning with our three little girls and we all love it. Great day outdoor!