A circular walk from Edisford
Bridge to Great Mitton
distance 6.19 miles : time 3 hours
right at Bashall Barn; the footpath continues about 300 yd
along the road on the right. Walk down hill towards Cheetall
seen in the distance. Cross the farm road, after the stile cross the small beck. On approaching the hedge bear right
to find the plank foot-bridge over the ditch. Walk over the field
aiming just to the right of the buildings to a stile where the path crosses the track leading to Cheetall.
Continue straight on keeping the fence
on the right to the next stile. The path now follows the fence on the left. Half way
along the fence bear right to the stile at the very far right
hand corner of the field. The Edisford Bridge pub is a few
yards down the road. (35 min)
The walk starts at the popular picnic area at Edisford Bridge
(a municipal car park is found nearby) and follows close to the bank of the
Ribble to Great Mitton. A break may be enjoyed here either at the Aspinall
Arms or Mitton Hall. The Three Fishes
has opened again (for dining only) after a number of years being closed.
From Mitton to join the footpath at Lower Hodder Bridge walking
along the road is necessary; walk on the verge on the left to avoid the traffic.
The rest of the walk is across green fields and pasture.
The walk concludes at the Edisford Bridge pub.