Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
Time: 10:15 am at Langho train station BB6 8ED
Walk Length: 8 miles
A WALK FROM THE RIBBLE VALLEY TRAIN LINE
Exploring the Ribble and Calder Valleys and following the Ribchester to York Roman Road
The walk will take approximately 4 hours. A packed lunch is required. The walk will be at a MODERATE pace and involves some hill climbs and stiles.
Langho Station is on the Ribble Valley railway line with regular hourly services from and to Manchester, Bolton, Darwen, Blackburn and Clitheroe. This is a circular walk which will start and finish at the train station for anyone using the train.
Stepping off the train we will walk along the lanes and fields leading down to Elizabethan Hacking Hall and the confluence of the Rivers RIbble and Calder. This is the countryside celebrated in the writing of local author Jessica Lofthouse. We will discover and follow a section of the trans-Pennine Roman road that ran from Ribchester and forded the River Calder on its way to Ilkley and York. We will return via another old hall at Dinckley and the historic church at Old Langho once sketched by Alfred Wainwright.