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.
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
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
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