Cromwell in the Ribble Valley


This Civil War themed walk leads from Hurst Green village to the River Hodder, following the river downstream to the picturesque ‘Cromwell’s Bridge’. This reputedly was the crossing point for Cromwell’s New Model Army on 16th August 1648 having arrived from Clitheroe. The army then camped in the grounds of Stonyhurst Park and Cromwell invited himself to stay in Stonyhurst Hall, the home of the Catholic Shireburn family.

The walk explores Cromwell’s route through the Ribble and Hodder Valleys and his army’s movements as they marched and rode their way to fight the decisive Battle of Preston which effectively brought the English Civil Wars to an end. An important slice of history amidst stunning parkland and riverside scenery.

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Date: Sunday 26th April 2020
Time: 10:15 am
Meet: Hurst Green village hall car park (donation fee) Also roadside parking nearby. BB7 9QA.
Walk Distance: 5 miles (approximately 2.5 hours)

Walk Details:
This walk involves stiles, gates, steps and moderate inclines. The walk is mainly field paths, farm tracks and quiet lanes. Please wear suitable footwear as field paths sections may be boggy after wet weather!

Adults £8.00
Children (under 16) £4.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £12.00

Gift Vouchers available for this walking tour

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