- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 10th February
- The trip this month takes place on Sunday, 10th February
1991 and incorporates our traditional annual Hot-pot
supper at the end of the day. Our walks are centred in
the Ribble Valley area and all end at the Ribchester
Arms, Ribchester, where supper has been arranged. There
are toilet facilities at the start and end of all walks.
We leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt and expect
to be back by 8.00 p.m. Cost of the coach continues to be
£4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. The meal will
cost £3.75 per person exclusive of drinks. Tea and
coffee is available if required. Will members please
indicate below which walk they are likely to Join and
also choice of main meal, and enclose the appropriate
charges. Please pay by cheque if at all possible. It
would be appreciated if choice of meal is strictly
adhered to on the day as the set numbers will have been
pre-ordered, so please remember what you requested. It
must be emphasized that it will be extremely muddy
underfoot on some sections of all the walks unless we
have a hard frost. Boots are therefore essential on all
walks. Warm windproof clothing is also essential at this
time of the year.
This month's 'A' walk follows the picturesque valley of
the River Hodder from Newton to the base of Longridge
Fell. The only climb of the day takes us to the summit,
and paths and field tracks return us to Ribchester in
time for supper. The walk starts at Newton (691494) and
follows the South bank of the river via Knowlemere Manor
to Barholme Bridge. A short section of road follows to
Whitewell whence we take to the higher paths before
crossing the road and reach Doeford Bridge via Ings Wood.
We then follow tracks to Weedacre where the ascent of
Longridge Fell begins. From the fell top, the route
proceeds to Lennox Farm and then Southwards to Dutton
Manor and Stydd.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1000' max.
- Leaders: David Poole and John Laking
Starting at Brungerley Bridge, Clitheroe (on the B6478
Waddington Road) we follow the route of the Ribble Way in
reverse via Edisford Bridge, Great Mitton and Hurst Green
and finish at the Ribchester Arms, Ribchester.
Distance: 11¼ miles
- Ascent: Nil
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and John McEvoy
A circular walk from Ribchester via Hurst Green. The
route is varied along woodland and field paths. The walk
covers a number of places of historical and architectural
interest including the grounds of Stoneyhurst College.
Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: Nil
Leaders: Robert Blackwell and David Wake
Starting at Hurst Green we walk Southeast then East
following the bank of the Ribble until the Hodder joins
it. We walk through the grounds of Stoneyhurt College and
via varying countryside to finish at the Ribchester Arms.
The route takes us close to five buildings of historic
interest constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: Nil
Leaders: Ken Parks and Peter Lucas