Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

Walk: Bailey Hall, Dewhurst House, Ribchester Bridge, Marles Wood, Dinckley Bridge, Lambing Clough and Hurst Green
Start Point: Bailey Arms, Hurst Green Grid Reference: SD 684 381
Distance: 5.9 miles Ascent: 710 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Mainly overcast but warm and dry

Hurst Green is located in the Ribble Valley and offers numerous public footpaths in very pleasant surroundings.  Also located at Hurst Green is Stonyhurst College which educated many famous people and notable authors.  A group of eighteen departed Hurst Green via The Dene, to pass St John Evangelist church before heading to Dewhurst House, crossing a number of fields and Bailey and Starling Brooks.  Joining the Ribble Way in a westerly direction for a short distance the group then crossed the River Ribble via Ribchester Bridge to head up stream of the Ribble via Marles Wood towards Dinckley.  Before re-crossing the Ribble over Dinckley suspension (pedestrian) bridge the group rested for a while on a beach.  Actually it was a patch of sand on the banks of the River Ribble.  After crossing the bridge the route was by way of the Ribble Way in an easterly direction for a short stretch before leaving the Ribble and returning to the Bayley Arms at Hurst Green for lunch via Lambing Clough.

Leader and spouse

St John the Evangelist church at Hurst Green

Returning from a short deviation

Refreshment time overlooking the Ribble Valley

Refresments in Oils

A grasshopper

Approaching Dewhurst House and the Ribble Way

Bracket Fungi in Marles Wood

A rest on a beach - actually its a patch of sand on the banks of the River Ribble at Dinckley

Dinckley Bridge spanning the River Ribble at Dinckley

Happy Fylde Ramblers on Dinckley Bridge

Leaving the bridge to join the Ribble Way

Pendle Hill viewed from Hurst Green

Follow this sign for food at the Bayley Arms

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