Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Walk: Ribble Way and Stonyhurst College
Start Point: Bayley Arms, Hurst Green Grid Reference: SD 684 367
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: 350 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Sunny/Overcast
Comments: This pleasant walk in the Ribble Valley started in Hurst Green and headed down to the River Ribble to join the Ribble Way.  Walking upstream the route took in the confluence of the rivers Calder and Ribble and further upstream the Ribble and Hodder.  At Winckley Hall Farm the path left the rivers and the group used muddy fields and lanes to reach Stonyhurst College, which is a well-known centre of education and is where some world famous writers, and others where educated.  A few more muddy fields and the group arrived at the Bailey Arms for lunch.  Recent rain had made some of the inclined paths a little slippery but the scenery made it worthwhile.

The briefing

Between Hurst Green and the River Ribble

A good stile and boardwalk

Hacking Hall in the distance with the confluence of the Rivers Calder and Ribble in the foreground

Part of the twenty-six strong group

A short incline from Winckley Hall Farm

Part of Stonyhurst College

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