Gisburn 24-09-2017 – Leader Roy

Gisburn 24-09-2017 – Leader Roy

9 arrived in Gisburn for an autumnal walk, following the autumn equinox 2 days earlier, in perfect walking weather. This was a delightful walk through beautiful rolling Lancashire countryside, to include autumn berries and early leaf changes, lush green expansive fields, paths through crops, conker collecting, a liberal sprinkling of farm animals, as well as Roy’s usual share of varied stiles and, oh, a bit of mud.

Roy described this as a cheese and onion pie walk, linked to the excellent pies often purchased at the Delicious Deli and Cafe in Gisburn, and he generously celebrated this by giving out cheese and onion pies to all on the walk.

We set off southwards out of Gisburn, soon turning south easterly over Fairgreen Hill, then to pick up the Pennine Bridleway towards Coal Pit Lane. We then turned off eastwards to Hesketh House Farm before heading to Brogden Hall, going through Kirk Clough and over Cote Hill towards Barnoldswick. We passed a Beat the Bounds marker, with Dougie giving ripe accounts of their history in the marking and keeping the Barnoldswick boundaries. We then headed north, taking our lunch beside fields of corn, before climbing to Stock.  After we went in a south westerly direction to Bracewell through the Ribble Rivers Trust Stock Beck habitat, aimed at protecting and restoring rivers and streams. We returned to Gisburn via Cook Hill and Bomber Hill. Thanks to Roy for a great walk.

Refreshments were taken in the lovely Delicious Deli and Cafe.

Distance – a near perfect 9.97 miles.   Ascent 1028 feet/ 313 metres

(Write up and pics – Judy)

Slideshow below, but if you wish to see a static view of the pics all in one go, then click here.

1 Comment

  1. I’m very impressed, Judy. Well done.

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