Downham Circular Walk via Worston

The walk starts from Information Barn Downham and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Worston and Little Mearley Hall.

Technical sheet
No. 4292555
A Downham walk posted on 04/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 25/04/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h05[?]
Distance Distance : 5.89mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 390ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 361ft
Highest point Highest point : 643ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 364ft
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Downham
Starting point Starting point : N 53.892719° / W 2.32896°
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Pendle Hill from Downham

Description

(D/A) Head south back to road. Take track West between cottages. Take stile into field and follow path along south side of boundary. Pass through gate and head south along path. Longlands Wood south.Follow clear path south through field. Take path south west to base of Worsaw Hill.

(1) Take gate towards Worsaw Hill and head West along north side of wall. Take gate south in wall above Worsaw House and head south west to exit gate near barn. Enter field and take path following north bank of Worsaw Brook. Follow path west along north side of Brook. Take track south to road.

(2) Turn right along road into Worston Village. Good selection of food and drink in this popular pub. Follow road south west to edge of village. Take lane south. Leave road and take footpath south diagonally across field. Keep heading south to corner of next field.

(3) Head south to foot bridge over brook. Head south east along south of field boundary to field corner. Head south diagonally across field to gate north of filed corner. Take farm track south east towards fields. Pass through gate and head south east to fields farm building. Follow track through buildings, when track ends head south east along north side of hedge next to Lane Side farm.

(4) Turn north east along farm track. Keep heading north east along farm track. Take farm track south east towards Little Mearley Hall.

(5) Turn north east to make way through farm buildings. Take gate and follow path north east along south side of hedge. Head north east across field towards water troughs under hedge. Pass between water troughs along North side of hedge then through hedge to stile. Pass through gate and follow path towards Angram Green Farm. Take path around south east of farm buildings. Take path north east towards farm track.

(6) Take track east to Moorside Farm. Follow path through farm buildings to path east of buildings. Follow track north east towards Hookcliffe farm. Take footpath east off track.

(7) Leave track and follow footpath north to field corner. Take footpath north east across field to Gerna farm. Follow path to south side of farm buildings. Take farm track north east to Pendle Road. Turn right along road. Take farm track east.

(8) Take footpath north west along south side of hedge. Bear west along footpath to Downham. Take road north west back towards start. Take main street back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 440ft - Information Barn Downham
1 : mi 0.69 - alt. 499ft - Worsaw Base
2 : mi 1.52 - alt. 371ft - Calfs Head Pub
3 : mi 2.14 - alt. 400ft - Footbridge
4 : mi 2.8 - alt. 531ft - Lane Side Track
5 : mi 3.32 - alt. 577ft - Little Marley Wood
6 : mi 3.97 - alt. 531ft - Angram Green Farm
7 : mi 4.56 - alt. 630ft - Moorcliffe
8 : mi 5.24 - alt. 561ft - Pendle Road
D/A : mi 5.89 - alt. 443ft - Information Barn Downham

Useful Information

Food and drink available in Downham and Worston.
Parking at start.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/downh...

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Information Centre next to toilets at the start worth a visit.

Opinions and comments

Average

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


Walker
on Mon 14 Feb 2022 23:53:02 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 14/02/22
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great walk in a lovely area. Impressive scenery of Pendle Hill as the constant backdrop. Weather was poor on this day and showed how quickly bad weather can come on. Wet and slippy under foot but paths and tracks of good quality and well used. Would do this walk again in better weather.

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