Cromwell in the Hodder Valley


In the wet August of 1648, Oliver Cromwell and John Lambert passed through Lancashire with a Parliamentary army of over 9,000 men on route to fight Royalist forces in the decisive Battle of Preston. This walk follows a stretch of the River Hodder crossed by Cromwell’s men on 16th August 1648 before they camped down in Stonyhurst Park on the eve of the battle lower down the River Ribble. The walk will offer insights into the Civil War in the North and visits the key sites associated with Cromwell in the Hodder Valley. A walk linking field paths, tracks and lanes.

SKU: N/A Category:


Date: Saturday 7th November 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Meet: Hurst Green village hall. Car park here (donations box) or roadside parking nearby. Postcode: BB7 9QB

Walk Distance: 6.5 miles (approximately 3.5 hours)

Walk Details:
This walk includes stiles/gates, field paths, lanes and some moderate inclines. Please wear suitable footwear for the time of year – walking boots are essential!

Bring a packed lunch!

Dogs on leads are welcome!

Adults £7.00
Children (under 16) £4.00

Additional information


Adult, Child