Thornton in Craven Short 05-07-2017 – Leader Judy

This walk had plenty of variety including some spectacular rolling countryside.  The slightly damp start soon gave way to a cloudy day with warm sunny spells in the afternoon.

We set off southwards along the Pendle Way, skirting Earby and rising up Gaylands Lane in a north easterly direction before crossing farmland near The Mount to pick up the Pennine Way. Coffee was enjoyed at the linking footbridge in the company of curious cows. We continued on undulating farmland past Brown House and on to Langer Hill, where lunch was taken with impressive views, whilst leaning against a new gate close to some impressive new hedge planting.  We remained on the Pennine Way until reaching the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, following the towpath south westerly until leaving this to cross Church Road and take a further break at the cemetery of St Mary-Le-Gyll Church. After dipping through some woods we crossed Ghyll golf course, engaging in banter with the golfers who at least pretended to be pleased to see us, before joining a different part of the Pendle Way back to Thornton Hall Farm.  Refreshments were taken here with those on the longer walk, although for once, we got to be served first.

This was a lovely, easy paced walk in beautiful scenery and good company – such a lot of talk about food!

Distance – 7.62 miles     Ascent – 920 feet / 280 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. Diana Maddison

    I really enjoyed the walk, thank you Judy.

  2. Arnold

    Good write up and lovely pictures, Judy – especially the reflections. Barry looks to be in his element; talk about the Cheshire cat!

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