Wednesday, 27th November 2013

Walk: 'Three Rivers' walk via Stonyhurst College
Start Point: Hurst Green (Bayley Arms) Grid Reference: SD 685 382
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 450 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Dry and warm but cloudy
Comments: The 'L' plates in the enclosed photos (thank you Norman) record this was my first walk as leader. All three rivers (Hodder, Ribble, and Calder) were in full flow so there was no skinny dipping on this occasion. There is a welcome bench for morning coffee at the confluence of the Hodder and Ribble

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The area of the walk


L for a learned learner leader


A mist over Pendle


The two backmarkers


Approaching Stoneyhurst College . . .


at the front of the Chapel


The group congregates at the entrance


A building in the grounds . . .


of the College


An odd shaped tree


The confluence of the Rivers Hodder and Ribble . . .


with the River Hodder on the left and the River Ribble on the right


Two young ladies take time out


The ladies of the group - on the Ribble Way


Hacking Hall on the south bank of the Ribble


The leader explains that Hacking Hall has been used as a film setting


The River Calder joins the Ribble near to Hacking Hall


Ascending from the river plain


A cross at Cross Gills


Time for a breather


Why use a whole tyre when half will do?

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