A circular walk - Tosside
- Gisburn Forest - Whelp Stone Crag
distance 7.37 miles : 4 hours
Dog and Partridge
Closed : unfortunately no longer a pub
The O.S. map would suggest there are a number of walks
through Gisburn Forest, however, a great many of these have disappeared among
maturing conifers making progress well nigh impossible. In the first version of the walk (2003) the path along Dob Dale Beck was described. However, this path has now disappeared in the marsh so an alternative route is given where the path turns to the right at Clough Hall.
On reaching the top of this ascent the path follows the edge of the wood northwards until there is a right turn towards Owlshaw across the open moorland. The path alongside the wood is not well defined and some walkers might find this a little rough going.
Once Owlshaw has been found
the path descends through
pasture land back down to Tosside.
The effort of the walk offers a reward with a great variety of landscapes
(Stocks Reservoir to the west, Ingleborough to the north, and Pendle to the
south). Unfortunately the Dog and Partridge is now closed.