Dinckley Bridge Circular

The walk starts from Baker Brow above Ribchester Bridge and follows a clockwise circular route via Dinckley Bridge.

More detailed route info:
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/dinck...

Technical sheet
No. 4287612
A Clayton-le-Dale walk posted on 02/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 05/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.48mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 367ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 374ft
Highest point Highest point : 266ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 89ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Clayton-le-Dale
Starting point Starting point : N 53.809445° / W 2.514453°
Download : -
Dinkley Bridge over Ribble

Description

(D/A) Start in Barker Brow car park on B6245 just south of the bridge over River Ribble Ribchester. Head south from the car park along the main road. Leave Ribchester Road by heading east via farm gate across the field towards the wood. Use stile to enter the wood and carefully make way over the stream and up the bank on the east side.

(1) When reach fence junction head east on the path up the ridge to track Lower Cadshaw. Take gate onto the track and head north on the west side of Lower Cadshaw before turning east along the north side of the property.

(2) Follow footpath north along hedge boundary to gate in the hedge. Continue on the path to a stile over the wire fence. Continue on the footpath which passes over Roman Road to the stile in a fence. Take the path around the north side of buildings to the main road.

(3) Cross Ribchester bridge. At the north side of the bridge take track east along the north bank of the river. Follow footpath briefly south to river bank then east along the river bank.

(4) Cross footbridge into Haugh Wood and follow the path as it tracks bend in the river. Exit Haugh Wood and head northeast upslope towards field gateway. Pass north through gate and make way towards hedge line on the west side of the field. Take stile by a gate and follow hedge northeast to a farm track.

(5) Take track briefly south past farm to a footpath heading east across field. Cross footbridge to continue east along the north side of the hedge. Take stile and continue east along the north side of the hedge. Briefly head east along the track to the footpath on the south side of the track.

(6) Take footpath south down the incline to Dinckley suspension bridge. Cross the suspension bridge and take footpath west along the south bank of the river. Pass through the gate and continue on the footpath along the river bank.

(7) Take stile into Marles Wood and follow the path on the northern boundary to the car park. Exit car park onto Ribchester Road. Briefly head West along the road to the footpath on the south of the road. Take stile south and follow a footpath south along the west side of Park Wood. Cross stile and head south-west to the corner of the field. Use stile to continue south to lily ponds at the south-west corner of the field. Cross stile beside the gate and follow footpath south-west along the north side of the field boundary.

(8) Head north-west on a path parallel to Bradley Coppice to west. Head north down centre of the field to the northern boundary. Cross footbridge and retrace route back to bridge over River Ribble. Head south along the main road. Take gate off the main road and follow the footpath back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 190ft - Barker Brow car park
1 : mi 0.17 - alt. 226ft - Ribchester Road
2 : mi 0.36 - alt. 217ft - Lower Cadshaw
3 : mi 1.06 - alt. 92ft - Ribchester Bridge
4 : mi 1.92 - alt. 121ft - Haugh Wood
5 : mi 2.58 - alt. 187ft - Hey Hurst
6 : mi 3.2 - alt. 138ft - Dinkley Bridge
7 : mi 4.23 - alt. 151ft - Marles Car Park
8 : mi 5.15 - alt. 259ft - Bradley Coppice
D/A : mi 6.48 - alt. 184ft - Barker Brow car park

Useful Information

Food and drink available in Ribchester.
Parking at start.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/dinck...

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Admin hiker
on Mon 03 Jan 2022 13:46:30 CET

Indeed gfl57 your site is a great combination to complete our application and platform. ;-)

Thanks for sharing with us. We look forward to reading and exploring more hikes with you.

Delphine - Community Developer


Walker
on Mon 03 Jan 2022 12:17:21 CET

Glad you enjoyed the walk.
Other walks in the area can be found on my website

http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/

This site explains the walks in greater detail than is possible on Visorando so provides more waypoints plus images, gox, kml versions etc


Walker
on Mon 03 Jan 2022 11:01:19 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 03/01/22
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Having walked the Tolkien trail in this area several times this Dinkley circular made an interesting change.
I led it for my walking group who enjoyed it in spite of the mud through the woods. We met very few people on the walk.

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