Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Walk:
White Syke, Cock Hill, Neyna Hall, Foulridge Wharf, Dauber’s Bridge, Ambwell, Kelbrook Lodge, Copy House, Jerusalem Farm, Shaw Gate, Flass, Alma Inn, Hartley including short stretches of the Pendle Way and Winewall Circular.
Start Point:
Upper Ball Grove CP, Colne
Grid Reference: SD 909 404
Distance: 7.8 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Sunny at the start and fine at the finish but wet in between
Comments: 21 walkers. The stile leading from Flass into Long Lane was particularly narrow and difficult.
Among the photographs is a representation of Foulridge Wharf from when the railway went through. It is difficult to recognise now. The line was built in 1848 from Skipton to Colne by the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway. Its services once included the “Saltburn”, a regular West Hartlepool to Blackpool service. The line survived Beeching but closed in 1970. We walked along the canal, under where the railway bridge had been, and later crossed the old track on our way from Dauber’s Bridge to the Foulridge to KelbrookRroad.

Creeper as art in Towngate, Foulridge

Coffee break in Foulridge

A representation of Foulridge Wharf circa 1950

Kelbrook Lodge has earned some recent notoriety

We took the hint and moved off

Ducks at Jerusalem Farm

Canine looking sheep near Flass. Which is the front end?

Returning to the car park past snowdrops on the banks of Colne Water

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