- An 11th century town in the Southern Lakes; most of
what remains though is Georgian with the exception of St Mary’s
Church which is thought to be Saxon.
- The area is still Lakeland without the dramatic peaks and, importantly,
without the crowds.
- There are ridges that were created
with the Cumbrian mountains with green
valley floors, streams and farmland to explore.
|Walk Details (to date)|
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|A Walk||Robert Eccles, 13 miles Moderate|
|Starting from Gawthwaite we head over the moor to Great Burney (298m), then Little Burney and Blawith Knott (248m) before dropping down to High Kep. We take the bridleway north over The Knott to Troughton Hall. Through the Postlehwaite Allotment if we can (if not it'll have to be the road) to Bracelet Hall and Broughton Mills. Then it's fields and woodland to Broughton. There will be some rough ground but only 700m of assent.|
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|B Walk||Trevor Whittaker, 10 miles Moderate|
|Starting from Broughton we'll walk to Duddon Bridge and the restored remains of Duddon Ironworks ("one of the most impressive charcoal-fired blast furnaces in Britain"). There is a bit of road-work past Duddon Hall to Beckfoot before we're up and over to Croglinhurst. Continuing North East to Broughton Mills where we may take refreshment at one of the most compact public houses in the country. If time permits we'll make for Broughton over Latter Rigg and Middlesclough.; if time is short though then we'll cut a corner or two and come back over fields. Just about 500m of ascent.|
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|C Walk||Paul Brown, 7 miles Moderate|
|We alight at Broughton in Furness and follow the former railway ( Foxfield to Coniston ) for about a mile, continue north eastwards towards High Rosthwaite, then walk south to join a bridleway to Green Moor, Spunham, and Yeat House. We climb steadily to Woodland Hall and Thornthwaite Latter Rigg, then descend to cross Kirkby Pool (footbridge), before returning to Broughton in Furness past Wall End.
Most of this walk is along tracks and country lanes, some ups and downs, very few stiles to cross. Expect good views of the fells and the River Duddon estuary.
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|D Walk||Roger Haythornthwaite, 0 miles To be Advised|
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|Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points|
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|Blackburn||08:10||Darwen : Boots Duckworth St|
|Blackburn||08:15||Darwen : Lynwood Avenue|
|Blackburn||08:15||Ewood : Aldi Bolton Road|
|Blackburn||08:20||Blackburn : Bus Station|
|Blackburn||08:30||Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog|
|Blackburn||08:35||Oswaldtwistle : Town Hall|
|Blackburn||08:45||Accrington : Peel / Infant St|
|Blackburn||08:50||Accrington : Victoria Hospital|
|Blackburn||09:00||Clayton : Hare and Hounds|
|Blackburn||09:05||Harwood : Nightingales Garage|
|Blackburn||09:10||Whalley : King Street|
|Blackburn||09:15||Clitheroe : York Street|
|Burnley||08:05||Nelson : Leeds Road|
|Burnley||08:10||Colne : Crown Hotel|
|Burnley||08:10||Colne : Library|
|Burnley||08:15||Colne : Alkincoates PO|
|Burnley||08:20||Barrowford : Heritage Centre|
|Burnley||08:30||Nelson : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:35||Brierfield : Town Hall|
|Burnley||08:40||Burnley : Brennard Street|
|Burnley||08:45||Burnley : Bus Station|
|Burnley||08:45||Burnley : Tim Bobbin|
|Burnley||08:50||Padiham : Whitegates|
|Burnley||08:55||Padiham : Town Hall|
- Coaches to meet at Burton-in-Kendal services.
- A walk off at Gawthwaite (A5092); Robert (Burnleycoach) will point out where.
- B and C walks start at Broughton itself.
- Coaches can park for free on Station Road or Foxfield Road