Walking the Hodder - Stage 4
distance 7.76 miles : time about 3 hours 30 minutes

Parkers Arms in Newton
is a beautiful county inn set close to the Hodder bank offering real ales and home cooked fayre using local produce.
Bar food is available at lunch times with the restaurant for evening meals.
Open: 11.00-11.00 (12.00-22.30 Sundays)
Food: Winter; Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30 18.00-21.00; Sat-Sun 12.00-21.00:
Summer; 12.00-21.00.

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Stage 4: Burholme Bridge to Newton

From Burholme Bridge walk along the farm track to Burholme Farm. In the farm yard turn left, go over the footbridge and carry straight on across the meadows to meet the Hodder. At Thorneyholme Hall turn left over the footbridge and then immediately right. Head straight across the meadow to the footbridge at the wood side. The path now follows closely to the Hodder bank and emerges at the road at Boarsden. Continue along the road for 400 yd to find the start of the footpath on the right. The path is well waymarked over a series of stiles and leads to a high footbridge over the Hodder (70 min).
After the bridge bear slightly left; a farm track is found after two stiles. Turn left to meet the main road at Foulscales. Again turn left at the road, walk by the farmhouse and look for the start of the footpath in the hedge on the left. Bear right uphill across the field and then after the gate bear left and walk downhill to the Hodder. Follow the Hodder to Newton (40 min).
Take the road at the back of the Parkers Arms signposted Dunsop Bridge. The footpath starts at a ladder stile on the left just before Fober Farm. Bear right; the next stile is seen the short distance across the meadow. Carry straight on over the fields and stiles to meet he footbridge over the Hodder once again (35 min).
After the footbridge bear right across the field to the stile leading on to the farm track. Turn right to Giddy Bridge. Immediately after the bridge bear left uphill through the large chestnut trees. On a bearing of 240 continue over the fields and stiles until the fell proper is met with at the stone wall. A steady walk uphill along the grassy track now ensues to a stone waymarker seen in the distance. Three similar stones are encountered before the path starts a gentle descent along Fielding Clough. After crossing a ladder stile follow the wire fence on the right down to Burholme Farm. Cross the footbridge into the farmyard and carry on to Burholme Bridge (50 min).

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