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10:47am Monday 21st July 2014
LIVERPOOL Corporation built the Rivington and Anglezarke Reservoirs in the 19th century but they also built a series of smaller reservoirs higher up in Roddlesworth Woods, linked to Anglezarke by the waterway known as the Goit.
5:07pm Monday 7th July 2014
The author Jessica Lofthouse called the River Calder the “poor Cinderella of the three rivers” that meet around Mitton, largely because it was associated with industry and towns unlike its fairer neighbours, the Rivers Ribble and Hodder.
11:02am Monday 23rd June 2014
12:58pm Monday 16th June 2014
THE River Calder’s last port of call before it joins the River Ribble is the ancient village of Whalley. Whilst Whalley and its ruined abbey sit on the north bank of the river, the bridges crossing to the south bank lead into the neighbouring parish of Billington and Langho.
3:21pm Monday 9th June 2014
11:23am Monday 2nd June 2014
5:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014
This walk links war memorials in the settlements of Pleasington and Hoghton, two villages separated by the rolling pastures and wooded hills of the Darwen Valley but joined across the high viaduct of the Preston-Blackburn railway.
10:09am Tuesday 6th May 2014
10:42am Monday 28th April 2014
10:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014
12:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014
1:40pm Saturday 15th March 2014
11:42am Monday 10th March 2014
2:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014
10:19am Monday 3rd February 2014
This short stroll along both banks of the River Ribble links the two old crossing points at Edisford and Brungerley. Prior to 1974, the bridges led to the old West Riding of Yorkshire on the north side of the river.
11:04am Monday 27th January 2014
4:05pm Monday 20th January 2014
THE former mill village of Edgworth is ideally placed as a walkers’ centre, with routes heading off in all directions to the contrasting landscapes of Holcombe Moor and the wooded Bradshaw Valley linking the Victorian Wayoh Reservoir with its more modern neighbour, Jumbles.
1:41pm Monday 13th January 2014
THIS walk links the pleasant parkland of Great Harwood with a rural stretch of the River Calder and the listed Martholme Viaduct, above, the sweeping arches of which once carried a railway line from Blackburn to Padiham over the river.
10:02am Monday 6th January 2014
4:24pm Thursday 2nd January 2014
10:25am Monday 16th December 2013
10:20am Monday 16th December 2013
OVER the past 200 years, the Tudor manor house of Hall i’th’Wood has steadfastly defied being lost under a tide of urban sprawl partly due to its long and chequered history but also due to its geography.
9:56am Monday 9th December 2013
2:05pm Friday 6th December 2013
3:32pm Monday 25th November 2013
THE the gateway to the Bowland Fells the village of Dunsop Bridge takes its name from the road crossing over the River Dunsop, a short-lived river formed by the confluence of the Rivers Brennand and Whitendale less than a few miles north of the village.
3:16pm Monday 4th November 2013
3:30pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
12:05pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013
1:15pm Monday 23rd September 2013
5:57pm Monday 2nd September 2013
5:23pm Tuesday 27th August 2013
When I heard Blackburn was trying to market itself as an inland seaside resort, I did wonder why? It already has a heritage which it needs to celebrate. What about East Lancashire, once the proud capital of the cotton industry?
5:45pm Wednesday 21st August 2013
The meaning of the name Rivington indicates the presence of a “rough hill”. Thanks to the efforts of Bolton born William Hesketh Lever the hill is not so rough as it used to be and is an excellent place to drive to and enjoy a stroll and partake of a substantial snack.
5:37pm Monday 5th August 2013
5:38pm Monday 22nd July 2013
10:25am Tuesday 16th July 2013
There are not many places left in England where red squirrels can easily be seen. We do, however, have one wonderful exception which is quite close to us. This is at Freshfield Dunes near Southport and I chose a hot day and the squirrels did not disappoint me.
6:26pm Monday 8th July 2013
2:01pm Monday 1st July 2013
5:43pm Monday 24th June 2013
5:56pm Monday 17th June 2013
6:14pm Monday 10th June 2013
This week I took advantage of the fact that we are approaching the longest day and so I could have a really long day out. I was looking for an historic town trail and a short walk. Williamson Park was ideal for my short stroll and I was lucky with the weather.
6:11pm Monday 3rd June 2013
5:33pm Monday 27th May 2013
6:00pm Monday 20th May 2013
5:32pm Monday 29th April 2013
4:42pm Monday 22nd April 2013
3:52pm Friday 19th April 2013
How to get there: About five miles south of junction three of the M65 on the A675 towards Bolton, turn towards Tockholes. It is also well signed off the A666. There is plenty of parking between the Royal Arms and Information Centre. Distance: Two miles
10:18am Monday 15th April 2013
9:00pm Tuesday 12th March 2013
5:44pm Monday 11th March 2013
4:21pm Monday 4th March 2013