|Walk:||Dunsop Bridge, Giddy Bridge, Burholme Bridge, bit of road, Whitemore, Tunstall Ing, Hareden Farm then back|
|Start Point:||Dunsop Bridge||Grid Reference:||SD 660 502|
|Distance:||8.6 miles||Ascent:||1,373 feet|
|Weather:||Weather dull but clear views and no rain. Sometimes very muddy underfoot|
|Comments:||28 of us left the car park at Dunsop Bridge. Met Betsy’s brother who went another way when he saw us! No shooting party at Knowlmere Manor as we saw on the Friday recce so all the practiced forelock tugging went to waste. Gentle climb onto the moor on Hodder Bank Fell, then after much grumbling, elevenses at Burholme Bridge. Some road walking, a gentle climb to lunch at Whitemore. Roger and Keith, our two national treasures, set a cracking pace, but eventually the mud slowed them down and we caught up. At Whitemore, trees had been felled so there were more spectacular views. A muddy plod to Mellor Knot then a pleasant bridleway (which I completely missed on the recce) down to Langden Brook and over fields back to Dunsop Bridge.|
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Group at start
Walking up the drive to Thorneyholme Hall
River Hodder near Thorneyholme Hall
Passing Thorneyholme Hall
Please take us with you
Heading for . . .
Matril Laithe . . .
ready for refurbishment?
Autumn's colour scheme on Hodder Bank Fell
Over the rise gives views of Totridge Fell, etc
An Autumnal scene at Fielding Clough
Coffee stop near Burholme
Is it a quarry . . .
or a cave or mine?
No it was a lime kiln with its own supply of limestone
Norman hangs his washing out to dry . . .
at the lunch stop
Heading for Whitemore, the woods, which way?
Now you know
Rather desolate due to forestry work and high winds
Heading for Hareden, with Smelt Mill, the Bowland and Pennine Rescue Centre
Downhill to . . .
Langden Brook . . .
in the Trough of Bowland
Stile or muddy gateway at Closes Farm, as we near Dunsop Bridge
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