Tuesday, 14th June 2022

Walk: The Shireburn, Ribble Way, Stonyhurst College
Start Point: Hurst Green Village Hall car park Grid Reference: SD 684 382
Distance: 5,7 miles Ascent: 349 ft
Time: 2 hours
Weather: Sunny and quite warm
Comments: For the first section of the Ribble Way the footpath has been fenced off and articifial grass has been laid. Luna must have been hot as a couple of times she ignored my commands and went for a quick swim. Normally this wouldn't have been a problem but she chose places where there were wide sections of undergrowth between the path and the river.

The Ribble Way has now been fenced off . . .

and artificial grass laid

Looks like they ran out of artificial grass here . . .

but found some more further on

Crossing the line!

Eventually the fencing and artificial grass disappear

You have to look closely to see the arrow hidden in the grass . . .

directing the route towards the river. Where there used to be a stile and steps there is now a wide gap!

The water looks lower than when I was last here, at Jumbles Rocks

A much pleasanter path leads on . . .

past Hacking Hall at the other side of the river

A bird waits for its photo to be taken, but I couldn't identify it

The confluence of the Hodder and the Ribble

An unusual tree . . .

requires closer inspection . . .

on both sides

St Peters Church, a Chapel for Stonyhurst College and Parish Church for Hurst Green

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