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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:06:03 +0000

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:06:03 +0000


Nick Burton's walk: Around Affetside

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:06:38 +0000

THIS walk climbs the low round hill on top of which the hamlet of Affetside straggles the straight line of Watling Street, the Roman Road between Manchester and Ribchester.

Take a stroll from Sabden

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:01:52 +0100

START: Sabden village car park. This is signposted in the centre of the village near the White Hart pub.

Walk: Abbey Village

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:47:52 +0100

LIVERPOOL Corporation built the Rivington and Anglezarke Reservoirs in the 19th century but they also built a series of smaller reservoirs higher up in Roddlesworth Woods, linked to Anglezarke by the waterway known as the Goit.

Walk: The Ribble and Hodder

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:07:38 +0100

The author Jessica Lofthouse called the River Calder the “poor Cinderella of the three rivers” that meet around Mitton, largely because it was associated with industry and towns unlike its fairer neighbours, the Rivers Ribble and Hodder.

Walk: Turton Tower

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:02:42 +0100

Why not combine a visit to Turton Tower with a short walk exploring its local geography?

Walk: Old Langho

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:58:05 +0100

THE River Calder’s last port of call before it joins the River Ribble is the ancient village of Whalley. Whilst Whalley and its ruined abbey sit on the north bank of the river, the bridges crossing to the south bank lead into the neighbouring parish of Billington and Langho.

Walk:Abbey Village and Brinscall

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:21:06 +0100

Hundreds of soldiers from the scattered rural villages on the edge of the West Pennine Moors lost their lives in the Great War.

Walk: Brungerley Bridge

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:23:15 +0100

This walk joins two war memorials on either side of the River Ribble, which are linked via the old crossing point of Brungerley Bridge.

Walk: Pleasington and Hoghton

Sat, 17 May 2014 17:00:00 +0100

This walk links war memorials in the settlements of Pleasington and Hoghton, two villages separated by the rolling pastures and wooded hills of the Darwen Valley but joined across the high viaduct of the Preston-Blackburn railway.

Nick Burton begins a series of walks linking village war memorials

Tue, 06 May 2014 10:09:20 +0100

THE impact of the Great War on the lives of Lancastrians is clear to see in its many war memorials.

Walk: Wiswell

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:42:52 +0100

THANKFULLY overlooked by the busy roads that surround it, the hamlet of Wiswell (commonly pronounced as wizzel) has many interesting buildings including the old village school.

Nick Burton’s latest route follows the origins of a Lakeland legend

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:38:05 +0100

SIXTY years ago, Alfred Wainwright was busy exploring the Eastern Fells of Lakeland as he set about completing the first of his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

Walk: Slaidburn and Newton

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000

THIS walk links the unspoilt Bowland villages of Slaidburn and Newton, both crossing points of the River Hodder which heads west and south to join the River Ribble.

Walk: West Pennine Moors

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:40:00 +0000

THIS walk links Abbey Village with the quarry and mill villages of Withnell and Brinscall which lie at the foot of the West Pennine Moors.

Walk: Rivington

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:42:55 +0000

THIS walk leads to the Lead Mines Clough above the shores of Anglezarke, an area of picturesque waterfalls in a rocky gorge and the site of a mine that had its heyday in the 1780s.

Walk: Barley, Newchurch and Roughlee

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000

HIDDEN down the back lanes between the villages of Barley, Newchurch and Roughlee is one of Lancashire’s gems

Walk: Edisford

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:19:52 +0000

This short stroll along both banks of the River Ribble links the two old crossing points at Edisford and Brungerley. Prior to 1974, the bridges led to the old West Riding of Yorkshire on the north side of the river.

Walk: Holcombe Brook and Summerseat

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:04:03 +0000

THIS walk links Holcombe Brook with the village of Summerseat. Between the two are the River Irwell and the East Lancashire Railway which makes use of the natural gap provided by the river valley.

Walk: Edgworth

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:05:44 +0000

THE former mill village of Edgworth is ideally placed as a walkers’ centre, with routes heading off in all directions to the contrasting landscapes of Holcombe Moor and the wooded Bradshaw Valley linking the Victorian Wayoh Reservoir with its more modern neighbour, Jumbles.

Walk: Great Harwood

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:41:47 +0000

THIS walk links the pleasant parkland of Great Harwood with a rural stretch of the River Calder and the listed Martholme Viaduct, above, the sweeping arches of which once carried a railway line from Blackburn to Padiham over the river.

Walk: Roddlesworth Woods

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:02:19 +0000

HIDDEN in Roddlesworth Woods are the ruins of an ancient manor house in the old township of Tockholes that was largely rebuilt by John Hollinshead in the 1770s.

Walk: Entwistle Reservoir

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:24:01 +0000

There is no more perfect festive walk than taking in the conifers festooned with decorations and seasonal messages on the shoreline of Entwistle Reservoir.

Review: Lanzarote

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:25:39 +0000

This beautiful five-star hotel was just one reason why James Tapsfield and his family loved their short break in Lanzarote

Nick Burton takes you on a pleasant meander with a distinctive start

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:20:22 +0000

OVER the past 200 years, the Tudor manor house of Hall i’th’Wood has steadfastly defied being lost under a tide of urban sprawl partly due to its long and chequered history but also due to its geography.

Walk: Gisburn

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:56:38 +0000

Cromwell and his New Model Army spent a night in Gisburn on 15th August 1648.

Walk: Wheelton

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:05:35 +0000

THIS walk explores the rolling landscape where the last little hills of the West Pennine Moors give way to the flatter farmland of West Lancashire.

Walk: Bowland Fells

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:32:00 +0000

THE the gateway to the Bowland Fells the village of Dunsop Bridge takes its name from the road crossing over the River Dunsop, a short-lived river formed by the confluence of the Rivers Brennand and Whitendale less than a few miles north of the village.

Walk: Heysham

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:16:56 +0000

AS A pupil of Ulverston Grammar School in September 1953 I remember meeting up with a friend in Kendal and we set off by train to Heysham.

Walk: Arnside Knott

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:30:23 +0000

Follow a route harking back to changes that occurred 350m years ago

Walk: Ribchester

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:05:27 +0100

This week I was glad of an excuse to repeat one of my favourite strolls through history. I had a friend visiting and he had been a lecturer in Roman history in London.

Walk: Pilgrimage through Heysham

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:15:12 +0100

Over the last two weeks I have enjoyed this stroll three times each, thankfully, in perfect late summer weather.

Walk: Worsle

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:57:43 +0100

Over the last 200 to 300 years, the Mersey catchment has been managed to serve the needs of the Industrial Revolution.

Walk: Hollingworth Lake

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:23:11 +0100

When I heard Blackburn was trying to market itself as an inland seaside resort, I did wonder why? It already has a heritage which it needs to celebrate. What about East Lancashire, once the proud capital of the cotton industry?

Walk: Rivington Pike

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:45:11 +0100

The meaning of the name Rivington indicates the presence of a “rough hill”. Thanks to the efforts of Bolton born William Hesketh Lever the hill is not so rough as it used to be and is an excellent place to drive to and enjoy a stroll and partake of a substantial snack.

Walk: Mere Sands Wood

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:37:43 +0100

This is no “Mere Wood” but was once part of the huge Martin Mere Lake which was said to be the haunt of King Arthur.

Walk: Warton Crag

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:38:50 +0100

Did the ancestors of two of the world’s most famous leaders have connections with the village of Warton, near Silverdale?

Walk: Formby dunes

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:25:59 +0100

There are not many places left in England where red squirrels can easily be seen. We do, however, have one wonderful exception which is quite close to us. This is at Freshfield Dunes near Southport and I chose a hot day and the squirrels did not disappoint me.

Walk: Lumbutts

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:26:18 +0100

The names of our old villages have always fascinated me and mostly their meaning can be translated.

Walk: Gouthwaite Reservoir

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:01:44 +0100

AT last! Early June resulted in a reliable spell of warm weather and so I was able to enjoy a reservoir stroll which I had been planning for weeks.

Walk: Crook O'lune

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:43:03 +0100

Here’s a walk that takes in a stretch of riverside. It has attracted great artists and is a treat in the summer months

Walk: Roach Bridge and the Darwen

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:56:25 +0100

I have walked the banks of the Darwen since the 1960s and seen fantastic improvements over the years.

Walk: Williamson Park, Lancaster

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:14:38 +0100

This week I took advantage of the fact that we are approaching the longest day and so I could have a really long day out. I was looking for an historic town trail and a short walk. Williamson Park was ideal for my short stroll and I was lucky with the weather.

Walk: Around Askrigg

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:11:10 +0100

Despite the fact that the TV series All Creatures Great and Small is very much in the past, its memory still haunts this village.

Walk: Foulridge

Mon, 27 May 2013 17:33:25 +0100

This short stroll around Foulridge is one of my favourites.

Walk: Carperby and Aysgarth Falls

Mon, 20 May 2013 18:00:04 +0100

Did I make the mistake in this column a couple of weeks ago by saying that “spring had sprung”? I was wrong!

Walk: Around Garstang

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:32:18 +0100

THIS year has so far followed the pattern of 2012 — walking in the wind and rain has been a constant battle.

Walk: A return to Roddlesworth

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:42:20 +0100

AT last, a warm spring day, so I decided to enjoy one of my favourite strolls and a burst of song.

Walk: A Return to Ruddlesworth

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:52:08 +0100

How to get there: About five miles south of junction three of the M65 on the A675 towards Bolton, turn towards Tockholes. It is also well signed off the  A666. There is plenty of parking between the Royal Arms and Information Centre. Distance: Two miles

Walk: St Ives and Druid's Altar

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:18:42 +0100

Before you think I have gone mad and suggested a week in Cornwall, let me point out that this walk is around Bingley and is less than one hour’s drive from East Lancashire.

Lancashire's ‘ex-offenders can help businesses’

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:00:00 +0000

BUSINESSES can benefit from taking on ex-offenders, said experts at a conference.