Heavy rain the night before had caused a road closure due to flooding and we had to detour to reach Gargrave. On this section of the canal, we proceeded through the upper reaches of Airedale, a flat wide valley with the moorland stretching away over the top of the hills. Continue reading
We left from the small car park, and now closed cafe, at Greenberfield Lock in light rain and stepped officially into modern Yorkshire Continue reading
Due to holidays we have seats available on the mini bus on Thursday 26th October . This month we are walking from Greenberfield Lock to Gargrave, its largely downhill with some lovely views. It is a 7 mile walk. If you would like to join us please ring 07900525222 today . We will also have seats available on our November walk on 23rd November when we will walk from Gargrave to Skipton, ring the above number to secure place.
Leeds Liverpool Canal , Greenberfield Lock to Barrowford
Thursday 28th September was another lovely lovely day walking along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. After an hour or so travelling in the mini bus to Thornton in Craven on the edge of Yorkshire we alighted at Greenberfield Lock by bridge 157 at the beginning of the “summit” level of the canal at 498ft above sea level.
Due to holidays we have 4 places on the canal walk this Thursday (28th September). The walk is between the Pendle Heritage Centre and Greenberfield Lock Bridge. Bridge numbers 143 and 157. The walk will be on the flat and approx 7 miles. We go by mini bus which drops us off at the start and picks us up at the end. The cost is £15. If you are interested in joining us please contact Brenda McKenzie on 531 0207 or 07900525222 or at the Group Support Table tomorrow 26th September.
Due to holidays we have room on the mini bus for 1 person to join us. The walk will be from Green Lock Bridge Barnoldswick to Pendle Heritage Centre. The cost is £15 contact Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222 or come to Group Support table on a Tuesday morning.
Burnley to Barrowford Locks, 24th August 2017
We had a mild panic today with sixteen walkers in the car park but no minibus! A quick phone call from David calmed the nerves – the driver was on his way. Rain on the M6 dampened the spirits a bit, but it didn’t last and we arrived at our starting point at the “Weavers’ Triangle” with dry but cloudy weather.
There were sixteen walkers on the July leg on 27th. Here’s David’s resume:
Leeds Liverpool Canal Clayton Le Moors to Burnley July 2017
Our 3.5 hour walk on the meandering canal was one of dramatic landscape and weather changes. As we left the outskirts of Clayton le Moors we were in farmland with long distance views of Pendle Hill to the north and moorlands to the south. Soon we came to a lovely wooded narrow valley as the canal turned sharply northward. Beside the usual canal barges the far canal bank was home to two bright orange enclosed lifeboats normally seen on ocean going craft and a narrowboat in a floating “dry dock”.
David has researched the next leg and below is his preview:
Leeds Liverpool Canal Clayton le Moors to Burnley July 2017
This section of the canal takes us into the heart of what was once one of the most important cotton weaving towns in the world with 79,000 looms in 1900. However our walk starts in the much humbler town of Clayton le Moors which was for a while in the early 1800s the western terminus of the eastern section of the canal and these buildings remain a little to the west of our starting point at bridge 114b