Bolton- by- Bowland walk. πŸ₯Ύ

The Coach & Horses pub.

It looks as though for a little while longer, local walks are on the cards. Actually I don’t mind too much, we have been discovering more of our beautiful Ribble Valley by way of  dusty walking books, barely ever glanced through before.

The following images are from a route found in a Walks Around Clitheroe publication by Terry Marsh ~ Walk 8 ~ Bolton-by-Bowland.

Bolton-by-Bowland itself is a charmingly pretty village boasting two village greens, a lovely looking pub with a pumpkin coach sign and an attractive church.

Along the surfaced drive of Bolton Park.
Sheep in the parkland. Nearby Bolton Hall was  the ancestral  home of  Sir Ralph Pudsay ,who had 25 children. 😯
Not a captivating photo, but tumbling lapwings ducked and dived over this waterlogged field.
Footbridge over Skirden Beck.
Young bulls after Hague Farm.
Pendle Hill in the distance.
After Rodhill Gate Farm, an ancient highway ascends for some distance.
We are basically walking up a stream. πŸ˜†
A fallen tree provides the perfect rest stop.
Wil waiting for me as usual.
Still heading up the gully.
Wil waiting for me as usual. 😁
Just after this photo, Hugo disturbed a hare in the grass. Not that he tried to chase it. Hugo prefers smelly dead things. Yuck!
We did get lost a bit, then found our way eventually.

Priest Biggins Farm. A do er upper!
Grey Alder Catkins.
Tree Lichen.
I like this sign. There was also a deer statue in the farm yard. Sika Deer live in the area.
Approaching the hamlet of Holden.
Spring colour ~ Crocuses. πŸ™‚
Holden Beck.
We walk along the road a short while, heading back to Bolton by Bowland.
Glorious yellow Winter Aconites.
St Peter & St Paul church.
Stocks on the village green.
A Yew Tree Cottage, with a giant yew tree.
Map of our walk.

I think we will return to Bolton by Bowland , I suspect there is alot more to discover. πŸ₯ΎπŸ‘❀️


33 thoughts on “Bolton- by- Bowland walk. πŸ₯Ύ”

  1. Looks like a good walk, and you got some blue sky and sunshine towards the end. I love the crocuses, the colour is really bright. I’m not sure about that farm being a do-er upper, for me it would be a knocker downer! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Looks like a lovely walk … I am really looking forward to getting back out to somewhere a little more rural. The crocuses are lovely. We have found a random patch in our garden this week … I can only assume a kindly passing bird left than as a gift as we’ve certainly never planted any πŸ˜ƒ

  3. Oh, I wish I was local! You have some great walks and your blog makes them feel very approachable! Now I wonder what would be entailed in restoring Priest Biggin Farm? Nah, I’m too old for that! Yew Tree Cottage then?

  4. I was worried for the wife with 25 children and am now pleased to read that three women were needed for this number- talk about brood mares. What a fascinating walk. Some houses have lovely names- one near us in Yorkshire as called Hobgoblin Hall!

    1. Yes I should have mentioned he did have three wives. But even so! He does sound an eccentric too. Hobgoblin Hall. What an amazing name for a place. πŸ™‚

  5. Love the ancient highway. I can smell the mossy dampness! A nice walk – one to add to the list for when we can venture further afield – then we can go walking in the countryside while everyone flocks to the seaside!

    1. I wish I could have got a better photo of that pumpkin coach, it’s straight out of a fairytale. πŸ™‚ Hugo is getting better at Stiles, though never very dignified . X

  6. Another lovely walk Sharon & it always seems there are plenty in UK of marked walks. I have quite a few walking books, especially in Yorkshire, although whether we’ll get to use them again is another matter. I’ve been to the Holden Clough Nursery & have you ever been to Sawden Abbey ruins?. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

    1. Do you mean Sawley Abbey ruins ? They are quite near me. The nursery is somewhere I have been in the past for a picnic bench afternoon tea there. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi no it’s it’s in Lancashire near me in Clitheroe. The hill is Pendle Hill, famed for its witches. Not a great picture of the stage coach, it is meant to look like the one turned from a pumpkin into a coach for Cinderella. X

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