Short Walks around a Pub
Hurst Green - Punch Bowl
2.5 miles - 1 hr 20 min
Please note that the Punch Bowl is permanently closed.
is an easy walk over farm tracks or pasture land. For the first
part the path follow the Ribble Way which is well waymarked. After
the Punch Bowl a pleasant stroll returns the walker to Hurst Green.
Opens all day; but please refer to the website for full details.
walk starts along Lambing Clough Lane next to the Shireburn Arms.
An easy stroll along the farm road leads to Trough House. (Just
after the house take the narrow left-hand and footpath to made
a slight diversion to see the suspension footbridge over the Ribble.)
Otherwise bear right after the farm and follow the signs for the
Ribble Way which is well waymarked. The path is over a series
of fields and stiles and leads to a footbridge over the brook with
Hey Hurst seen in the distance. After the bridge follow the fence
on the right around the field to meet the farm road. (40 min)
right up the road. After half mile on reaching the beech wood
on the right look for the FP sign and stile into the wood leading
to the footbridge over Starling Brook. On leaving the wood head
straight across the field to the next footbridge; again carry
on over the field to meet the farm track. (Turn left and follow
the track to the main road for the Punch Bowl now mainly derelict.) (15 min)
the farm road to Bailey Hall. At the house keep left and follow
the path into the wood to the footbridge over the brook. A series
of wooden steps lead out of the wood to an old metal gate. White
waymarkers lead to the house seen in front of the church. Go
through the yard up to the main road. To return to the car park
in Hurst Green, cross the main road and walk up by the church
to the T-junction. Turn right for Hurst Green. Alternatively
cross the road and use the footpath along the main road to return
to the Shireburn Arms. (25 min)