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.
|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)||★★|
|Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs||520 cals|
|Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs||935 cals|
On this route