|Walk:||Bolton by Bowland, Sawley & Abbey ruin, Gisburn Bridge, Fooden & Bolton Hall & Park|
|Start Point:||Bolton-by-Bowland car park||Grid Reference:||SD 784 493|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||830 feet|
|Weather:||Dull with some light rain|
|Comments:||From Bolton by Bowland we followed the footpath over the fields crossing the Skirden Beck and along the cone marked path away from the River Ribble to Sawley where we had a coffee stop to see the ruins of the 1147 Cistercian Abbey. The Ribble Way (which no longer follows the river) took us to the Gisburn Bridge, to cross the Ribble. A road walk took us to Park House Farm, where some of us bought some free range eggs, and took to the fields past the free range hens. On to Fooden a small hamlet of a farm, cottages and renovated barns. Can never quite make out what/where the access route is? Then on to Bolton Hall and the Drive through the parkland back into Bolton by Bowland.|
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We were told to follow the farmer's cones . . .
and we did!
Coffee at Sawley Abbey
Gentlemen forwards . . .
Another King trying to pull out excalibur
It started to mizzle
Rejoining the original Ribble Way after the diversion
Wet lunch break near Gisburn
The Scream near Bolton Hall
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