Sunday, 19th October 2014

Walk: Canal, A606,– River Derwent gorge, Hoghton Bottoms, bridle path to riverside walk (Witton Weavers’ Way) back through village, long incline to level crossing, round walls of Hoghton estate, Green Lane Farm, A6061 and back to start along A675.
Start Point: Boatyard Pub, Riley Green Grid Reference: SD 624 250
Distance: 4.5 miles Ascent: 240 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Fine
Comments: Good walk along tracks and fields.  Always interesting along the River Derwent.  The weir was full after heavy rain and the viaduct is impressive.  Hoghton Bottoms is an interesting and attractive village.  There are good views over the surrounding countryside from the raised position of the surrounds of Hoghton Tower.   Care is needed walking along the river and it can be muddy.

Sunday walkers by the River Derwent

The weir on the River Derwent

The gorge with viaduct above

Viaduct

Attractive garden in Hoghton Bottoms

Evidence of wealthy residents

Busy Preston-Blackburn line

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