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path starts at the picnic area next to Edisford Bridge.The
path is an easy riverside walk which forms part of the Ribble
Way. After firstly following close to the river the path diverts
to the left across a small field to meet with the road. The
road then continues to Shuttleworth Farm. Here the path goes
through a small field avoiding the farm yard. Shortly after
the aqueduct the path bears slightly left to meet a foot-bridge
over a brook. Thereafter the path follows the fence high above
the river and meets the road to the left of the Aspinall Arms.
Turn right at the road and continue to the Lower Hodder Bridge. The Three Fishes PH formerally closed has now reopened. There is fast traffic on this road; it is wise to walk on the grass verge.
The path continues at a stile just to the right of Lower Hodder Cottages; it is almost a straight route all the way to Bashall Town. The path skirts the wood on the left and crosses through the trees ahead via a stile. After leaving the last of the wood on the left, head diagonally across the field to the stile at the far right hand corner leading onto the road. Cross the road at the T-junction and head diagonally across the field to a small wood. Follow the edge of the wood and again after crossing a stile head across the next field to the far corner where two stone walls meet. Bear left following the edge of the wood on the right. Walk down the very short farm track and follow the edge of the stone wall on the left. After the stone wall a stile leads into the next field with the fence now on the right. Follow the fence but bear left towards its end to the gate which leads onto the road. Carry straight on up the narrow road to Bashhall Barn.
Turn 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. On approaching the hedge bear right to find a foot-bridge over the ditch. Walk over the field to a stile where the path crosses the track leading to Cheetall. Continue straight on to the next stile keeping the fence on the right; follow the fence now on the left. Half way along the fence bear right to the stile at the far right hand corner of the field. The Edisford Bridge pub is a few yards down the road.
Open all day
Food: Mon-Thurs 11.30-14.00; 18.00-21.00
Fri 11.30-21.00; Sat 11.30-21.30; Sun 12.00-21.00