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Pace: Moderate

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Explorer WALX

Price: £9.00

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  • Distance: 7 Miles
  • Date: Sun 28th April
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location Name: edisford bridge
  • Address: Edisford Road Car Park, B6243, Clitheroe, BB7 3LA, United Kingdom
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Main Instructor:

Susan Spall

Hosted By:

Susan Spall

Walk Description:

 

Join us for a 10.6km walk from the outskirts of Clitheroe, along the river Ribble for a short time going past Waddow Hall to start to the walk.

Then over Brungerley bridge and up to the picturesque village of Waddington. The coronation gardens are worth a stop for a short period. 

 From here we will walk through fields and lanes enjoying views of Pendle hill. We eventually come across an old pack horse or fairy bridge which spans Bashall Brook and then pass Bashall Hall before returning to the start. 

There are stiles and cattlegrids and as we are walking through farmland always the chance of livestock on this walk. 

Edisford Bridge was an important crossing on the Ribble even before the first bridge was built, river was shallow so was forded. The first bridge was built in 1339. 

Waddow Hall was built in Tudor times and was originally a dower house for the Tempest family. Now used by the Girl Guides Brungerley Bridge originally was built as a wooden bridge in 1801 but was neglected and became unsafe. The current stone bridge was completed in 1816. 

Coronation Gardens were created to mark the coronation of queen Elizabeth II. The land was donated to the Parish Council, and they had to care for its upkeep. Looked after by volunteers. 

 Fairy or Saddle Bridge has a legend, it was built one night by fairies to help an old woodcutter who was being persued by witches. Bashall Hall is thought to date back to the 1600s, it was home to the Talbot family. 

It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.

We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.

 

Walk speed guide:

Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks)   Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks)   Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks)   Strenuous walk - gear 3/4  (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).

You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.

All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.

Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.

Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)

Matt 07530 813225

 

Location Notes:

car park opposite the sports complex.

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