Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
Time: Meet 10:15 am Whalley train station car park, off Station Road. BB7 9RT
Walk Length: 8 miles
A WALK FROM THE RIBBLE VALLEY TRAIN LINE
Exploring the bluebells, battles and Iron Age sites of the Calder Valley
The walk will take approximately 4 hours. A packed lunch is required. The walk will be at a MODERATE pace and involve some steep climbs and stiles.
Whalley 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 cross the River Calder and make our way gently up onto The Nab with its fine views of ‘Three Rivers’ country. We will follow a lovely stretch of the River Calder through the parkland of Read Hall adorned with bluebells in the springtime. Then return to Whalley past the site of a 1643 English Civil War battle and the lost remains of a prehistoric hill fort.