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Worsthorne

Lancashire


Slow Ways linking Worsthorne and Blackshaw Head, Brierfield, Burnley, Cliviger, Nelson, Pack Horse Inn, Todmorden, Trawden

England / Lancashire / Worsthorne

Worsthorne’s eight Slow Ways are 41% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 3/8
verified: 1/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Brierfield—Worsthorne
Briwor one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 151m Descent 88m
Burnley—Worsthorne
Burwor one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 108m Descent 23m
Cliviger—Worsthorne
Clivwor one Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 88m Descent 38m
Nelson—Worsthorne
Nelwor one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 180m Descent 240m
Worsthorne—Blackshaw Head
Worbla one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 406m Descent 275m
Worsthorne—Pack Horse Inn
Worpac one

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 304m Descent 212m
Worsthorne—Todmorden
Wortod one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 369m Descent 445m
Worsthorne—Trawden
Wortra one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 379m Descent 355m

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Collective progress

44% of Worsthorne’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

3/8

reviewed

2/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Worsthorne’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Worsthorne

17km out of 70km have been walked and reviewed

43km of reviews have been shared in Worsthorne

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At that point it goes into fields slightly rising until reaching another B road, crossing this with new housing on the right hand side of the path....

William Huxham

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Leaving Burnley Central (previously Burnley Bank Top) the path winds through Brun Valley Park with the River Brun adjacent (not surprisingly). A pleasing and easy walk with evidence of industrial heritage - a weir, for example. After 1.5 miles the route turns right towards Rowley Lake through several fields and attractive views towards Brierfield and Pendle Hill are in evidence....

William Huxham

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There was a bench tucked in next to Salterford Bridge, and soon after this we found the short footpath through the woods and into the fields. There were stiles either side of the road crossing, and then new housing had changed the nature of the next footpath, but it was still quite possible....

Mary Oz

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From Rowley Farm the route crossed farmland with several gates, kissing gates and stiles, and a few docile cows....

Mary Oz

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The parts through the fields are great but there are some stiles that are in poor condition near Rowley Farm. The walk a long the river is very relaxed and was well used....

Woffenden

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The Pack Horse Inn was open and serving food so that is great if you are using it as a midpoint in your walk if you are combining it with another Slow Way as I did....

Woffenden

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Worsthorne—Blackshaw Head

Sneil68 added Worbla one, a new walk from Worsthorne to Blackshaw Head

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There are some very boggy bits across Black Moor, north of the Gorple Upper Reservoir, that could be avoided by continuing on the PBW below the Gorple Stones for a further c.0.5km, and then taking the permissive path south that leads down to the dam past the rocky outcrops (great views!) on Shuttleworth Moor. The main problem with this route however (and hence only 3, not 4 stars) is that the Packhorse Inn is now closed so does not offer a proper Slow Ways destination/network node as such, so an alternative route and destination is suggested to Blackshaw Head (see photos 5 to 9 below). It's only really worth continuing to the Packhorse Inn (seen in photo 4 below, taken from Gorple Lower Reservoir dam) if you intend to continue on from there towards Haworth or Hardcastle Crags....

Sneil68

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From Netherwood Bridge it was an easy to follow, accessible and (mostly) off road route along the Brontë Way then Brun Greenway (an old railway line) to the station....

WalkyFeet

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Brierfield—Worsthorne

hovel40a added Briwor one, a new walk from Brierfield to Worsthorne

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Burnley—Worsthorne

Slow Ways added Burwor one, a new walk from Burnley to Worsthorne

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Cliviger—Worsthorne

Slow Ways added Clivwor one, a new walk from Cliviger to Worsthorne

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Nelson—Worsthorne

Slow Ways added Nelwor one, a new walk from Nelson to Worsthorne

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Worsthorne—Pack Horse Inn

Slow Ways added Worpac one, a new walk from Worsthorne to Pack Horse Inn

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Worsthorne—Todmorden

Slow Ways added Wortod one, a new walk from Worsthorne to Todmorden

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Worsthorne—Trawden

Slow Ways added Wortra one, a new walk from Worsthorne to Trawden

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Worsthorne, Sat 13 April

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Worsthorne’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD8756032395

Lat / Lon

53.78774° / -2.19030°

Easting / Northing

387,560E / 432,395N

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