Sunday, 18th April 2010




Walk: Langden Valley
Start Point: Langden Brook, Trough of Bowland Grid Reference: SD 632 512
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: A mild day slightly overcast at times but in general fine walking weather.
Comments: Surprisingly 17 ramblers turned up today. Unfortunately two of the group retired early leaving 15 walkers including the leader. Our arrival probably upset a few twitchers who had gathered to catch a glimpse of a “Redstart?” . We couldn’t see it but it was there, up in the trees. We left the start and headed off following Langden Brook down into the valley. The path then headed past Hareden Farm where a short ascent across Rigg Plantation took us behind Mellor Knoll. The path followed a gentle descent into a sheltered spot overlooking New Hey Farm and the Hodder valley below. This was morning tea stop!! After brief refreshments we continued through the woodland at Woodside and on to Dinkling Green Farm. At this point our party split as Dorothy and David followed the “Yellow Brick Road!!!!” having briefly lost sight of the group as we negotiated the footpath through the Farm. Accusations were abounding..... Just as well their disappearance was noticed. After brief whistle blowing and waving the group were reunited to continue the walk which led on through the farm at Fair Wood and onto the slopes of New Laund Hill where lunch was taken. The remainder of the walk, which followed the Hodder back to Dunsop Bridge, was uneventful with the exception of a group of noisy bullocks trying to attract the lady Cows in the opposite field. The Ice cream shop at Dunsop Bridge was a welcome treat.

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Negotiating the first hurdle of the day


Is Marie having a lazy day?


Early elevenses


Free range - - - - definitely


Why get your feet wet?


Anyone want to buy a phonebox?


Lunch overlooking the Hodder


El Toro!


Don't get ice cream on the camera, David




Homeward bound!

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