FP to Slaidburn is a pleasant stroll firstly through woodland and
pasture and then along the Hodder bank. The path starts at the
road bridge and is well marked. After skirting Dunnow Hall the
track leads on to the sewage works after which the walker is directed
to the river walk. The walk ends at Slaidburn close to the car
park.Turn left and walk into Slaidburn for the Hark to Bounty Inn (40 min).
Slaidburn the walker may continue the walk along the Hodder to
Hammerton Hall close to Stocks Reservoir, or continue the circular
route back to Newton.
(a) To continue the walk to Hammerton Hall walk up the Bentham
road from the war memorial. The path starts on the right by the
side of Croasdale Brook at a metal gate. Walk across the meadow
and then follow the stone wall on the left. A track leads to the
crossing of the Hodder at Holmehead Bridge and continues to Hammerton
Hall (25 min).
(b) For the return leg of the walk, go by the car park in Slaidburn,
walk over the road bridge and up the steep hill. The FP starts
50 yd further uphill after the road bends sharply to the left.
The path goes uphill and follows the stone wall on the right to
a stone stile at a small metal gate. Over the stile the path follows
the stone wall now on the left, skirts the edge of the wood, and
carries on to the road. Cross the road and walk down the track
to Broadhead Farm (30 min).
farm turn immediately right through the farm yard to meet Easington
Brook on the left. Follow the brook along the elevated bank and
bear right at the stile at the confluence. The path now hugs
the brook and ends at a stile which leads on to the track to
Manor House. Continue in front of the house; turn right over
the cattle grid to meet the road at Robinsons Farm. Turn left
at the road and look for the FP sign on the right at the gate
100 yd after the farm. Newton can now be seen in the distance.
On crossing the field the Hodder comes into view and the path
continues over a stile along a very old farm track. After crossing
the footbridge, carry straight on to meet the Hodder flowing
into Newton (45 min).