is a much shortened version of the Slaidburn - Newton walk (Walk 8 ) described in the menu on the home page. The walk is easy on leaving Slaidburn across meadow land to Broadhead Farm and Easington and so on to Newton. From Newton the
FP to Slaidburn is a pleasant stroll through woodland and
pasture and then along the Hodder bank.
Two lovely pubs can be found along the way: the Hark to Bounty in Slaidburn and the Parkers Arms in Newton.
the car park in Slaidburn turn left and 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 and skirts the edge of the wood. At the end of the wood go through the metal gate and follow the wall now on the right down to the road. Cross the road and take the track to Broadhead Farm. (30 min; 1.00 miles)
Walk by the house and look for the waymarkers. Turn right in front of the house and then sharp right and left through the farmyard. On leaving the farm there are two options:
(1) Cross the field to the bottom left hand corner and find the stile close to Easington Brook. An old stile takes the walker through the wood following the banks of the Brook. (This path is tricky in places).
(2) Keep to the high ground and follow the edge of the wood now on the left. This is perhaps the more favoured route.
On leaving the wood carry on to the farm road which takes the walker in front of Manor House. Shortly after the House turn sharp right up the road to Easington and then sharp left. (40 min; 0.72 miles)
100 yds along the road look for the FP sign on the right. Carry on in a straight line over the pasture to the stile. Follow the ditch on the left to the footbridge over the Brook and so on to next ladder stile. The path now meets the Hodder and continues to Newton.(40 min; 0.90 miles)
The return path starts at the
road bridge and is well marked. Follow the short stone wall on the right and after the stone stile the wall now on the left. The path continues between the edge of the wood on the left and the wire fence on the right. On meeting the river look for the gate on the left leading into the wood. On leaving the wood there are two alternative paths:
(1) The main route goes over pasture with Dunnow Hall high up on the left. This path eventually meets the road into Slaidburn.
(2) Alternatively the walker could choose the river walk which makes a detour around the sewage works ending at the car park in Slaidburn. (70 min; 1.80 miles).