Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Time: 10:15 am Downham village car park (free), downhill through the village and next to the toilets off West Lane. BB7 4BS
Walk Length: 5 miles
A chance to follow the ancient boundary between the Kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria
This walk will take approximately 3 hours.
MODERATE pace. The walk involves some hill climbs and stiles. Suitable for families.
The walk explores the 8th Century boundary of two Anglo-Saxon kingsoms. Mercia and Northumbria met along streams leading into the River Ribble between the villages of Downham and Twiston. The walk also explores Twiston Mill, the Roman road between Ribchester and York and visits an ancient packhorse road built by the monks of Sawley Abbey.