Wednesday, 26th August 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Worsaw Hill, Chatburn, River Ribble and Ribble Way, Sawley, Sawley Lodge, Dockber, New Laithe, Sawley Grange, Swanside Laithe, Newfield Barn, Downham.
Start Point: Downham car park Grid Reference: SD 784 441
Distance: 9 miles Ascent:  
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Overcast, sometimes dry sometimes wet.
Comments: Six persons took to the lanes and field paths on this inclement day. Even the Witches over Pendle refused to come out. Perhaps their flight path was obscured by the mist over Pendle Hill. Leaving the car park the group turned right to skirt Worsaw Hill and cross the busy A59 to arrive at the ice cream shop at Chatburn. They then followed the Ribble downstream to Ribble Lane to cross the Ribble and follow the Ribble Way upstream to Sawley. Leaving the Ribble Way near to New Laithe they then headed for Sawley Grange on the South of the A59. From here the group made for Swanside Laithe, Newfield Barn and Downham. Thanks to Dorothy for being deputy leader.

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Coffee at Chatburn . . .

 

by the Church

 

Ribble Way, through Dockber, looking West

 

Not an ancient monument . . .

 

just the aftermath of a recent pop festival

 

Old packhorse bridge . . .

 

near Downham

 

Something caught Brenda's eye

 

The last climb of the day . . .

 

over the top . . .

 

and down to Downham . . .

 

where the cars are parked

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