5th May 2019
Coach Trip to Castleton via Chapel en le Frith
After a rendezvous at Darwen Services we will use one coach take us all to Castelton. It is important for safety reasons that independent walkers leave details of your names and routes, and a mobile telephone number if possible, with the courier on your coach.
A Walk No volunteer
B Walk Leader Tony Culverhouse 9 miles Quite strenuous
We head out of Castleton up the impressive, though very stony, Cave Dale with Peveril Castle perched above us. Eventually the stones give way to an easier rising green track across fields to Dirtlow Rake Lane which then joins Rowter Lane. Field paths and stepped paths leads us up to the trig point on Mam Tor. Then a bit of rising and falling along the scenic ridge takes us to Hollins Cross and Lose Hill –all three owned by the National Trust. (It is not hard to see why!). Now with all the uphill bits behind us we start to descend to Losehill Farm and the village of Hope. A footpath which follows sections of the delightful Peakshole Water leads us back into Castleton. This is a quite strenuous walk only the distance disqualifies it from an ‘A’ walk.
C Walk Leader Carol Higgins 8 miles Moderate
Setting off from Castleton we walk along side Peaksholme Water, through fields to the site of Navio Roman Fort on the outskirts of Brough. Here we turn northwards and climb upwards to Twitchill Farm, along a narrow surfaced lane and track, where we can see towering above us Win Hill. Our walking turns south here, down to Kilhill Bridge before we make our way back to Castleton, with a view of Lose Hill in front of us and the sight of Peveril Castle as we arrive on the edge of Castleton. An eay walk in the main, the only bit of noticeable climb being to Twitchill Farm. Good for reaching views across the valley bottom and the surrounding hills.
D Walk Leader Caroland Derrick Fielding 6 miles Moderate
We alight in Hope Village and take the field paths CLIMBING at an easy pace through pastoral scenery. Through Losehill Farm and on through Brocket Plantation. We continue along Barker Bank, enjoying views over to Edale where the famous mass trespass of Kinder Scout took place on 24th April 1932 marking the birth of THE RAMBLERS. At Hollins Cross we begin our descent passing Mam Farm and Odin Mine then Treak Cliff Cavern and Speedwell Cavern. (You may wish to visit one of these and make your own way back to Castleton down the road). We will then continue along more field paths to Goosehill Farm and Castleton. Fantastic views all the way, weather permitting.
E Walk No leader. 2 miles Easy
Alight from coach at Hope, turn up by the Woodruff Arms, onto PindaleRoad. Take a path on the right at the footpath signs and continue through fields by Peakshole Water into Castleton. Turn left towards the village – and maybe still have time to visit one of the caves.
Pick up time for return journey. Returning Home: 6.00 pm from the car/coach park in Castleton
Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points
08:00 Clitheroe : York Street
08:05 Whalley : King Street
08:10 Harwood : Nightingales Garage
08:20 Clayton : Hare and Hounds
08:25 Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:30 Accrington :Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit
08:35 Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:40 Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:50 Blackburn : Penny Street
08:50 Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:55 Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
09:00 Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:00 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:02 Colne : Colne Bus Station
08:05 Colne : Library
08:10 Colne : Alkincoates
08:15 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
08:20 Nelson : Bus Station
08:30 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:35 Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Burnley : Bus Station
08:40 Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:45 Padiham : Whitegates
08:50 Padiham : Town Hall
09:00 Clayton : Hare and Hounds