Stepping stones and Burholme Bridge

An easy stroll across the River Hodder via the stepping stones, returning via Burholme Bridge. One steep climb and some road walking. Field paths may be soft and muddy after rain and the stepping stones may be impassable when the river is in spate.

Technical sheet
No. 18463186
A Bowland Forest Low walk posted on 14/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 14/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 2.04mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 151ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 144ft
Highest point Highest point : 463ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 341ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bowland Forest Low
Starting point Starting point : N 53.916795° / W 2.520379°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park behind the church, follow the signposted footpath to the stepping stones.

(1) Cross the stepping stones and walk up the field beyond, keeping close to the edge of the wood on your left. Walk through New Laund Farm, and at the restored cheese press bear right to pass Reed Barn Cottage.

(2) When you reach Little Bowland Road, turn right and walk downhill to the road junction by Burholme Bridge.

(3) Turn right across the bridge. Follow the road beyond for a further 1⁄4 mile, looking out for a signposted “concessionary path” on your right.

Take the concessionary path and turn left, following the hedge on your left, and then a fenceline.

Cross a footbridge over a sidestream and follow a narrow path alongside the wall back to the Inn at Whitewell. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 384ft - Inn at Whitewell
1 : mi 0.16 - alt. 348ft - Stepping stones
2 : mi 0.8 - alt. 436ft - Little Bowland Road
3 : mi 1.22 - alt. 344ft - Burholme Bridge
D/A : mi 2.04 - alt. 384ft - Inn at Whitewell

Useful Information

Car park behind the church

Pdf link : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/La...

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

  • Burholme Bridge carries the road over the River Hodder. It was built of sandstone ashlar in the late 18th century and is Grade II listed.
  • The stepping stones across the Hodder add an element of mild adventure to the route, but should not be attempted when the river is high.

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