|Walk:||Sawley, Dockber, Gisburn Cotes Hall, Ribble Way, Gisburn Bridge, Fooden, Bolton Hall Farm, Skirden Beck|
|Start Point:||Sawley Bridge||Grid Ref:||SD 774 466|
|Distance:||9.5 miles||Ascent:||840 feet|
|Weather:||A sunny and warm day|
On my own
|Comments:||This was an easy walk mainly through fields and with very little climbing. Early on, a stone circle (which didn't look very old) and a 'sword in a stone', together with an unusual sculpture/convenience added interest to a walk that I would not be in a hurry to repeat. The garlic was in full bloom in Steep Wood, creating a picturesque scene along the banks of the River Ribble.|
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The River Ribble from Sawley Bridge . . .
and looking back to Sawley Bridge
An unusual sight . . .
as a sheep and her lamb stand guard . . .
at the 'sword in the stone'
But I'm not the 'chosen one'
You might not be surprised to find a stone circle in a field . . .
but someone must have a sense of humour!
The wild garlic is in full bloom
and a hare poses for the camera . . .
while some young cows want to join me on the walk
The River Skirden - with a footbridge next to the ford
The path leads straight across the middle of the field . . .
and joins the River Ribble for a short distance . . .
but soon leaves it . . .
to head across the field - if you can spot the cones!