Edison Bridge and River Ribble

I’m off work at the moment after some shoulder surgery and whilst a day or two in the house is nice, I soon get bored.  So when I heard that my better half was taking her mum to Clitheroe I grabbed my boots and camera.

From Clitheroe town centre I made my way to Edison Bridge where I affectively started the walk.  I say this because the road from Clitheroe down to Edison Bridge is pretty uninspiring.  If you stumble on the page looking for a walk from Edison Bridge I recommend parking up here, rather than the town centre.

The next part of my route (after Edison Bridge) was also road, and not much to write home about.  I didn’t realise at the time that there is a path running along both sides of the river because it was not marked on the Ordnance Survey map, however if I do this route again I will modify it to cut the road out.

I came off the road at Malkin Lane, from here on it was fields and farms for a while and in parts was tricky to follow – with overgrown paths and poor signage.  Eventually I made it to Great Mitton where the walk improved considerably.  I noted too that I was literally around the corner from Friday’s walk on the Tolkien Trail, so I might think of a route combining the two walks soon.

After crossing the Ribble I joined the Ribble Way which follows the river all the way up back up to Edison Bridge.  It is not spectacular by any means, but it’s a nice easy path with plenty of wildlife on the river, including a couple of herons.

Route info
Distance 7 miles
Time 2.5 hrs
Low Point 40m
High Point 90m
Height gain 50m
Terrain Roads and fields/farms
Bogs Dry today, can be muddy
Dogs On lead (definitely with the cows)
Cow count 30+ (2 fields)
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★

Health stats Approx
Steps taken 9198
Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 520 cals
Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 935 cals

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