|Walk:||A674, Ollerton Fold, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Riley Green, Houghton Bottoms, Feniscowles, Stanworth Farm|
|Start Point:||Lay-by on A674, just South of M65 junction 3||Grid Ref:||SD 628 241|
|Distance:||7.6 miles||Ascent:||480 feet|
On my own
|Comments:||This was adapted from walk 28 in Curious Lancashire Walks. The first two thirds of the walk was quite pleasant, especially the stretch along the River Darwen. After touching the edge of Feniscowles the surrounding scenery wasn't particularly inviting and the motorway was rather close by.|
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Heading down to the Leeds & Liverpool canal . . .
where the first bridge is number 90 . . .
and bridge 91 looks just the same . . .
but the motorway bridge is quite a different construction
Narrowboats at the Boatyard PH
The ducks are surrounded by ice . . .
but a couple make an escape
'Do you think we could win Dancing on Ice?'
Houghton Tower, one of the finest old houses in Lancashire
Longridge Fell in the distance
Cottages at the old mill settlement of Houghton Bottoms
The River Darwen . . .
with its impressive viaduct . . .
The valley broadens as the path tracks upstream
Back to the canal, but the bridge is a much more mundane affair than the previous ones
And back to the modern world of motorways!!!