Wednesday 09th August 2017
Between Rishton and Wilpshire. An undulating walk with 2 steady climbs (not too difficulat) with 360 degree views South to the West Pennine Moors, West to the coast, North to Longridge, Beacon Fell and the Bowland Fells and East to Pendle and Ingleborough, making all that effort well worth it. All paths are good ones through fields, farm tracks, quiet lanes and canal towpaths.
M60 to junction 18 then M66 North. 4th junction off signposted A66 Burnley. At r/about 2nd exit uphill. At bottom of hill turn left onto M65. Come of at junction 7. At r/about go right 3rd exit signposted Clitheroes A6185 ie under M65. At trafficlights go left signposted A678 Rishton. At next traffic lights go right after canal bridge (B6535 unsigned). At mini roundabouts aim straight ahead. Next roudabout with Church in front turn left Cliffe Lane. After 40 mph signs and at end of woods on right park in long layby on left.
Approx: 35 miles, 55 minutes
'C' walk, 7.5 miles
Leader: Clive Back Marker: Margaret
Parking: Free, Toilets: None