SEGS Walking Group

A Lancashire based family walking group that enjoys sociable day walks around the North West suitable for young and old.

Welcome to Salesbury Exploration Group, a friendly walking group based in Salesbury, Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire.

Walking News : October 2016

Penyghent from Helwith Bridge - Saturday 15 October 10:00am

Please note earlier start.

Starting from the car park opposite the Helwith Bridge Inn, close to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, we shall climb Pen-y-ghent by a lesser used route (initially at any rate). This involves climbing steadily but easily up Long Lane. After a couple of miles we will join the route coming up from Brackenbottom. Form there the gradient steepens for a few hundred metres as we climb up the southern side of Pen-y-ghent. All of a sudden the climb stops and it will be a stroll across the plateau to the trig point and some excellent views (weather permitting).

From the summit we will drop down the well engineered track and cut across to Hull Pot. From there it is a pleasant stroll gently downhill along the track into the back of Horton in Ribblesdale. Coming out near the church in Horton we will go across the main road and across a couple of fields to join the Ribble Way. It will then be a relatively level walk back to the Helwith Bridge Inn and our cars.

There is one steady climb, with a short steep bit at the end, otherwise the terrain is fairly easy going. This is limestone country, and most of the walk is along stony tracks, so unless we deviate into a bog the way underfoot should not be too muddy. There a few stiles.

As usual bring a packed lunch, drinks, snacks etc.

Finally, there is of course a pub right at the start of the walk at Helwith Bridge. Additionally there are a couple of more pubs in Horton in Ribblesdale and the famous Pen-y-ghent Cafe.

Walk programme 2016-17

          Date        Location                        			Leader
          24-Sep-2016 Blacko Tower, Roughlee                      Simon Davies
          15-Oct-2016 Pen-y-ghent, Hull Pot                       Mike Howe
          12-Nov-2016 Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge and Great Rock   Andy Clayton
          17-Dec-2016 Local walk                                  TBA
          7-Jan-2017  TBA                   	                  Stuart Hirst
          4-Feb-2017  Croasdale Fell, Whitendale and Dunsop Fell  Tony Gaffney
          4-Mar-2017  Formby                	                  Sharon Westhead
          8-Apr-2017  Simon's Seat and the Valley of Desolation   Annette Patterson
          6-May-2017  Brock Valley                                Graham Harwood
          3-Jun-2017  TBA                                         John Conway
          8-Jul-2017  Stainforth                                  Julie Foote

More details of these walks on the programme page.

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Walking News : August 2016

Next Walk: Black Tower, Roughlee. Saturday 24th September 2016 10:30am

Another trip to Pendle Witch country, this time visiting Blacko Tower.

Starting from the car park at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford, this is a walk of around 8 miles. which follows sections of the Pendle Way. On leaving Barrowford we will walk alongside Pendle Water to Blacko Foot, with views of Blacko (or Stansfield) Tower. We shall go on then via Brown Hill and White Hough to Newchurch in Pendle, with extensive views of the back of Pendle. The return to Barrowford from Newchurch goes via Noggarth Cottage. There are no major climbs, but quite a lot of ups and downs. The terrain is varied with some decent paths and woodland tracks in places but we shall be walking mainly across grassy fields. A few sections can be a bit muddy, so boots and gaiters are advised. There are a number of stiles.

As usual bring a packed lunch, drinks, snacks etc.

Finally, there are pubs in Barrowford near the car park and Noggarth Cottage serves Teas, Ice Creams etc.


Take the M65 East, leaving at Junction 13, A682 (SP Kendal). Follow A682 (SP Kendal, Barrowford) and go most of the way through Barrowford. Go straight across mini roundabout, Booths supermarket on left. Take next right over bridge just before Toll House. Car park (free), is on the left. Time ~ 30 mins

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