3rd November 2019

Coach Trip to Holmfirth

A Walk

B Walk      Leader Tony Culverhouse

C Walk      Leader Michael Bates.      8 Miles Moderate
We leave the town climbing steeply at first including steps turning left where the track levels out towards Upper Thong. We then proceed in a south westerly direction through pleasant pastures with lovely views to be enjoyed. Eventually we reach Digley reservoir where we cross the dam making our way up the lane to the village of Holme. From here we are back on paths passing a lovely waterfall through a wooded area. We reach Brownhill reservoir and then on to a country lane descending into the Holme valley. The final section is along a pleasant riverside path bringing us to the outskirts of Holmfirth. Paths lanes and fields facilitate easy walking. There are however several stiles and steps to be  negotiated.

D Walk          Leader Michael Counter  Walking Distance 5.5 miles   Moderate 
We alight the coach at Holmfirth and soon reach a hill climb out of the valley at Under Hill.  The route now follows Back Lane into Upperthong (no sniggering please).  Field paths are now travelled, passing Newlands and onto the hamlet of Hogley Green (another hill) and then to Carr Green,  The route now drops down to the river Holme at Upper Stubbin  before a final diagonal climb to New Dunsley.  The final decent into Holmfirth passes Nora Batty's and Compo's house before arriving at Sid's Café on the square.

Three hill climbs and plenty of mud and stiles, but the views over Holmfirth are well worth the extra effort.





Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points

Blackburn Coach

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

Burnley Coach

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


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