Wednesday, 8th August 2012
||New York, Ratten Clough, Lower Sabden Fold, Lower
Houses, Drivers Ford, Dean Farm and Sabden
||Sabden car park
||SD 779 373
||Dry and mainly sunny, very
||After ordering lunch at the nearby White
Hart public house the joint leaders led the group of twenty-six
gently upwards past New York to Ratten Clough. Here the path
levelled out before descending towards the valley of Sabden Brook.
The remainder of the walk was on a mainly level track back to
Sabden. The route afforded some glorious views of this beautiful
part of Lancashire but unfortunately there was an absence of old
Treacle Mines. Although it was August some of the hay meadows were
quite wet underfoot. Footpath No 15 which passes through Lower
Houses is not very obvious on the approach to the rear of property.
It would appear that a fence has been recently erected but there is
a stile giving access. The area is strewn with building materials
but the path does emerge on the west side corner of Lower Houses.
(The lady of the house is non-too pleased if one uses the gate on
the east of the house). Public footpaths in Lancashire can be viewed
Another good walk in a pleasant area.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Looking down on Sabden from New York
Approaching Wood House Brook
Cattle crossing - not a zebra in sight
A slight diversion due to the monsoon period
A thirst quenching stop
A peahen and chicks
One for the album
Constructed in 1592
There they all go in a row
Miss 2012 models a new style of roadside reflector
A smart looking sign
Another old building complete with . . .
Time stands still at this church
The lunch venue in Sabden
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