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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