|Walk:||Marles Wood, Dinckley Bridge, Dinckley Grange, Copster Green, Bolton Hall|
|Start Point:||Marles Wood||Grid Ref:||SD 675 356|
|Distance:||6.5 miles||Ascent:||1,080 feet|
|Weather:||Windy and overcast with sunny spells|
On my own
|Comments:||A pleasant walk alongside the River Ribble followed by lots of navigation through fields. The walk was taken from Ribchester Countryside Walks (2) but had to be changed in a couple of places due to inaccessibility. It was also extended to take in more of Copster Green. A pleasant low level half-day walk on a rather windy day.|
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Sales Wheel, a whirlpool in the Ribble. It occurs naturally as the river is forced through a narrow channel of rock then flows back on itself before resuming its course
Dinckley Bridge - there has been a crossing point at this point for centuries
At one time people were ferried across . . .
and legend has it that the first boat was a 'trow'
Zooming in on Dinckley Hall, a 16th century listed building with a medieval cruck frame
A colourful bunch of clover . . .
which deserved closer attention
. . . then they come in threes
. . . or should I say 'fours'
Dinckley Grange - a modern looking development or refurbishment
A couple of coloured horses in the company of sheep and cows
Bolton Hall, a 17th century listed building, is hidden away behind hedges and fencing
I wonder where this stile originated from?
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