- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 12th February
- The February walk which incorporates the annual Hot-Pot
supper takes place on Sunday, 12th February. We hope that
this event will receive the usual excellent support of
members and their families, to match that of previous
years. Based on beautiful stretches of the Rivers Ribble
and Hodder in the vicinity of Stoneyhurst College, there
is a choice of circular walks to suit all tastes.
Binoculars could bring advantageous sightings for
birdwatchers on the Hodder. Boots are required for all
walks. Toilet facilities are available at Ribchester and
Hurst Green. The coach will leave school promptly at 8.30 a.m. and we expect to return by 7.00
p.m. Supper has been
arranged at Hurst Green and we have been offered two
alternatives. The Whitehall Tea and Craft Centre would
like an indication of individual choices in advance.
Please mark on the booking form in the space provided,
the number of each meal you wish to order. Prices are
inclusive of Service and VAT. The cost of the walk is
£3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. Please
indicate which walk you intend to join.
Begins at the ancient Roman fortress of Ribchester, going
north via undulating farmland, moorland and woodland,
ascending gradually onto Longridge Fell. Then we descend
eastwards to the lovely River Hodder which we follow
southwards until it joins the Ribble near Great Mitten.
We follow the Ribble to finish the walk at Hurst Green.
Many places of historic interest may be seen en route.
Distance: 12 miles
Leaders: John McEvoy and Dave Luty
From Hurst Green a short descent brings us to the bank of
the Ribble which is followed eastwards and then north,
joining the Hodder after about 2½ miles and following
that for a further 2 miles. The walk takes us through
delightfully varied farm, riverbank and woodland scenery,
circumnavigating Stoneyhurst College, and finishing at
Distance: 9 miles
- Leaders: Ken Parks and Peter Lucas
The Post Office at Hurst Green sells a wide variety of
quality confectionery and other refreshment items. It
should be open on our arrival. Back on the coach to Lower
Hodder Bridge where the walk starts. It will be taken at
a leisurely pace following the bank of the winding river
towards Higher Hodder Bridge. The going is level apart
from a short incline taken to avoid the eroded path. At
Higher Hodder Bridge time is allowed for refreshments at
a nearby Inn (inside or outside as you wish) after which
we walk to Hurst Green via Stoneyhurst College, along its
very impressive main drive.
Distance: 5½ miles
Leaders: Joyce and Robert Blackwell