Tuesday, 24th May 2011


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
Accompanied by:

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


Natural Arch


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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