Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Walk: Parsonage Farm, Butcher Fold, Hothersall Hall and Roman Bath House
Start Point: Ribchester Arms, Ribchester Grid Reference: SD 653 354
Distance: 5.3 miles Ascent: 400 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Overcast with a cool light breeze
Comments: Leaving the former Roman Fort at Bremetennacvm (Ribchester to you and me) the group of nearly thirty used tracks and field paths on a five and half mile circuit.  Heading in a westerly direction, via Parsonage Farm, to Butcher Fold the group then changed direction to follow the River Ribble (on the Ribble Way) back to Ribchester where they called in to see the ruins of a Roman Bath House.  The autumn colours where in evidence in this, the Ribble Valley.  The meals and service at the Ribchester Arms were excellent.

Assembling at the Ribchester Arms

Passing through BREMETENNACVM a former Roamn Fort now known as Ribchester

Part of the group with the Ribble Valley behind them

A lone rider

Waiting at a stile . . .

before continuing the walk

Edible or non edible - that is the question

An impressive dwelling

One of the few inclines on the walk

The River Ribble at Hothersall

A catch up stop before . . .

heading down to the River Ribble

Cordon grown apples

Roman Bath House, Ribchester

A recently erected War Memorial at Ribchester

with this inscription set in the path leading up to it

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