Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This circular walk is along the side of the River Ribble. There are no significant gradients though there are gates that must be used. The path starts along the river bank with a crushed stone surface which is not quite enough width for two people to walk side by side without using the grass verge. The trail then joins a farm track that is a working route and may be muddy at times.There is information about farming methods in the area on signs along the route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 2.7 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The car park is located at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SD643344. It can be reached off the A69 north of Blackburn.

The car park has a concrete surface.

CarPark The car park is located at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SD643344. It can be reached off the A69 north of Blackburn. The car park has a concrete surface.

The entrance gate to the circular path is over 2m wide with a latch that can be reached from both side at about 700mm above the ground.

There is a slight step (50mm) from the concrete to the path surface.

A sign showing details of this path and others in the area is attached to the gate post.

Start The entrance gate to the circular path is over 2m wide with a latch that can be reached from both side at about 700mm above the ground. There is a slight step (50mm) from the concrete to the path surface. A sign showing details of this path and others in the area is attached to the gate post.

The path along the banks of the River Ribble is fairly consistent with a width throughout of about 900mm which may not be wide enough for two people to walk side by side without using the grass to the side of the path surface.

Width The path along the banks of the River Ribble is fairly consistent with a width throughout of about 900mm which may not be wide enough for two people to walk side by side without using the grass to the side of the path surface.

The path may be a little uneven in a few places.

Surface The path may be a little uneven in a few places.

There are cross gradients as steep as 6% (1:16) for short stretches.

Gradient There are cross gradients as steep as 6% (1:16) for short stretches.

 

Path

After about 350m there is a wide  (2m+) gate.

Gate After about 350m there is a wide (2m+) gate.

The latch may be a little difficult to use from the car park side of the gate.

Gate The latch may be a little difficult to use from the car park side of the gate.

There are stiles that connect to other paths in the area.

none There are stiles that connect to other paths in the area.

The crushed stone path runs along the river bank before linking to the return farm track through the fields.

Path The crushed stone path runs along the river bank before linking to the return farm track through the fields.

Occasional puddles create muddy patches that may be a little slippery.

Surface Occasional puddles create muddy patches that may be a little slippery.

 

Path

The muddy patches are only likely after recent rain.

Surface The muddy patches are only likely after recent rain.

 

Path

 

Path

The walk gives excellent views of the River Ribble.

View The walk gives excellent views of the River Ribble.

 

Path

 

Path

There are open views across the pastures of the Ribble flood plain.

View There are open views across the pastures of the Ribble flood plain.

 

Path

There is a section of about 50m where the surface is a little uneven with some loose surface stones.

Surface There is a section of about 50m where the surface is a little uneven with some loose surface stones.

 

Path

 

Path

The field gate has a similar spring latch to the first gate but there is also a lift catch that is easier to operate.

A sign provides information about this walk and others in the area.

Gate The field gate has a similar spring latch to the first gate but there is also a lift catch that is easier to operate. A sign provides information about this walk and others in the area.

The farm track is firm and level but may have  less even surface in places.

Surface The farm track is firm and level but may have less even surface in places.

 

Path

 

Path

The track is muddy and a little slippery as it crosses the stream.

Surface The track is muddy and a little slippery as it crosses the stream.

The track has two 'ruts' either of which can be used as the path but the widest is about 800mm wide.

Surface The track has two 'ruts' either of which can be used as the path but the widest is about 800mm wide.

There is a short section with a linear  gradient of about 7% (1:13) for 10m.

Gradient There is a short section with a linear gradient of about 7% (1:13) for 10m.

 

Path

There are occasional puddles along the track

Surface There are occasional puddles along the track

Information on paths in the area is provided. There are also signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

Information Information on paths in the area is provided. There are also signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

There is a muddy and uneven stretch just before the concrete track surface begins.
The concrete track runs all the way back to the car park.

Path There is a muddy and uneven stretch just before the concrete track surface begins. The concrete track runs all the way back to the car park.

The concrete has a cross gradient of about 4% (1:25).

Gradient The concrete has a cross gradient of about 4% (1:25).

There is a short section with a linear gradient of 9% (1:11) for about 5m.

Gradient There is a short section with a linear gradient of 9% (1:11) for about 5m.

Information on paths in the area is provided. There are also signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

Information Information on paths in the area is provided. There are also signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

There are signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

Information There are signs explaining the farming methods used on this particular farm.

There are stiles that connect to other paths in the area.

Information There are stiles that connect to other paths in the area.

 

Path

 

Path

The last gate takes you into the farm yard.

Gate The last gate takes you into the farm yard.

Further signs explaining farming methods is provided on the barns.

Information Further signs explaining farming methods is provided on the barns.

The concrete farmyard is a working area and may have mud or slurry on its surface that may make it slippery at times.

Surface The concrete farmyard is a working area and may have mud or slurry on its surface that may make it slippery at times.

Turn left by the large hopper to return to the car park.

Direction Turn left by the large hopper to return to the car park.

Turn right as you approach the river again to enter the car park.

Direction Turn right as you approach the river again to enter the car park.

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