Penwortham Circular via River Ribble

The walk starts from Penwortham water tower(01 Start on map) and follows the anticlockwise circular route via River Ribble, Howick Cross and Blashaw Wood.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/penwo...

Technical sheet
No. 4287096
A Penwortham walk posted on 01/11/20 by gfl57. Update : 16/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.05mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 72ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 72ft
Highest point Highest point : 92ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 20ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Penwortham
Starting point Starting point : N 53.750233° / W 2.729609°
Download : -
Preston Marina Entrance

Description

Parking available near the water tower.

(D/A) Cross the main road onto Priory Lane. Briefly head north along Priory Lane. Head West along Blundell lane. Continue along Blundell Lane. Continue down Blundell Lane. Take the footpath on the east side of the golf club entrance. Pass through the metal gate. Cross beck and head north-west. Continue north on path.

(1) Head west along the river bank. Continue west beside River Ribble. Continue West along the river bank. Take the footpath on the west side of Mill Brook.

(2) Continue south on the footpath. Follow the path south-east over the stile. Cross stile in the south-east corner of the field and head south along the hedgerow. Exit via gate and head south towards houses. the path makes way between the houses.

(3) Turn east along Ratten Lane. Take next footpath going north off lane. Cross Mill Brook and continue north up the slope. Cross bridge and follow the path north between hedges.

(4) Take Howick Cross Lane northeast.

(5) Take track north to Old Hall. Take track beside farm buildings. Take path East behind the hall. Cross onto the north side of the hedge. Enter Blashaw Wood via a stile. Take the path on the north side of the clearing. Take gate onto Blashaw Lane. Follow lane east.

(6) Head north on Liverpool Road. Continue North along Liverpool Road until you're back at the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 92ft - Priory Lane
1 : mi 0.61 - alt. 36ft - River bank
2 : mi 2.35 - alt. 20ft - Footpath
3 : mi 3.42 - alt. 62ft - Ratten Lane
4 : mi 4.36 - alt. 69ft - Howick Cross Lane
5 : mi 4.88 - alt. 79ft - Old Hall
6 : mi 5.56 - alt. 79ft - Liverpool Road
D/A : mi 6.05 - alt. 92ft - Priory Lane

Useful Information

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

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 3/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 03 May 2021 14:42:01 CEST

Glad you found walk interesting.
The map associated with the walk shows the route in greater detail. In addition II also provided a ink to my website which breaks the walk into smaller steps each with its own picture to augment the limited number of waypoints Visorando allows.


Walker
on Mon 03 May 2021 13:13:06 CEST

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 03/05/21
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

This walk begins very well descriptively. Down to the river and along the bank and left at the stream and through the woods. It then goes very vague. "Follow the hedgerow" somehow means cross two fields diagonally! If my partner hadn't had her phone we would have been completely lost. So a nice walk marred by poor description of the route.

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