Wednesday, 13th July 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Copster Green, Old Langho, Brockhall Village, Hacking Hall and Dinckley
Start Point: Marles Wood car park Grid Reference: SD 676 359
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 750 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Mainly sunny
Comments: This walk was the reverse of the route taken in February this year when the leader received a “Muddiest Walk” award because of ankle deep mud etc. Today’s walk was on firm dry ground and with plenty of sunshine. Twenty one people took part on a lovely summer’s day with views of Pendle Hill, Mellor, and the Ribble Valley. One or two people even saw a deer. A peaceful lunch was taken in the churchyard of St Leonard’s at Old Langho where there is a memorial to the one time inmates of the former Brockhall Hospital. On the River Ribble near to Hacking Wood a bank had collapsed and a tree fallen over the riverside path but fortunately the intended path left the river path a few yards before. On approaching Dinckley Hall it was sad to see that a row of eucalyptus trees, seen previously, had disappeared. Probably another victim of last winter's harsh weather. After admiring and experiencing the movement of the Dinckley suspension bridge the group enjoyed the river stroll back to Marles Wood car park.

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Stile number 2

 

Tea break by Park Brook

 

Another stile

 

A clothes maiden bars the way

 

Something for the winter

 

Descending to Dinckley Brook

 

A cottage in Old Langho

 

The Hurst Green side of the River Ribble

 

An angler at the confluence of the River Ribble and River Calder

 

Bank erosion and a fallen tree causing problems on a riverside path near Hacking Wood

 

Resting at Dinckley Bridge

 

Flora

 

Only another mile to walk

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