Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Walk: Clitheroe Sports Centre, Low Moor, Brungerley Bridge, Bradford Bridge at Horrocksford and Waddow Hall
Start Point: Edisford Bridge Inn, Clitheroe Grid Reference: SD 725 414
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 230 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Sunshine and warm for the time of year.
Comments: On this bright sunny morning thirty nine persons set out to walk part of the Ribble Way. Crossing Eadsford Bridge (see map) the group joined the Ribble Way and followed it via the Sports Centre to join the river as it passed through Low Moor. Walking upstream the band of Judith’s followers reached Bradford Bridge at Horrocksford and then used it to cross the river. Returning downstream the route passed through the grounds of Waddow Hall, a Girl Guide Centre, before re-crossing the river on a pedestrian bridge to Low Moor. Retracing their steps the group returned to the Edisford Bridge Inn for a well-earned lunch. After recent heavy rain the river path was a little claggy in places and some of the fields were saturated. Another nice walk in the Ribble Valley.

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Crossing the River Ribble via Edisford Bridge to . . .

 

join the Ribble Way

 

The name of a wayside cottage

 

Can I have a word in your ear

 

Another four legged creature

 

A weir on the River Ribble near to Waddow Hall

 

Beauty and the Beast perhaps

 

One of the drier parts of the Ribble Way

 

Waddow Hall - Girl Guide centre

 

What's so interesting?

 

The watching of these people ascending . . .

 

these projecting stone steps

 

Are all these thirty-nine people hoping to catch a bus - no they are waiting to cross the road to . . .

 

continue along the Ribble Way

 

Sculptures seen on the Ribble Way

 

A leafy walk

 

A rest by the Ribble . . .

 

and the lucky ones got a seat

 

More of the cement works

 

Christine leads the sub-group

 

Starting the return journey at Bradford Bridge

 

About to take off - no, it's the cement works again

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