|Distance (OS Map)||4.5 miles|
|Low Point||150m (approx)|
|High Point||260m (approx)|
|Height gain||90m (approx)|
|Terrain||Good tracks then boggy by the river|
|Bogs||*Bog warning* Good footwear a must!|
|Dogs||Ok on leads|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★|
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|*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs||378 cals|
|*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs||680 cals|
*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’. If inclines were added it should be higher.
Accurate GPS map
Hornby Road (also called Salter Fell Track sometimes) is an old Roman Road running from Salter at the north, down to Croasdale, which is just a short distance from Slaidburn. A full Roman road map can be found here.
Apparently Alfred Wainwright once described the track as ‘the finest moorland walk in Britain’, but I can’t seem to find this written down anywhere – other than other websites similar to mine. Anyway, today we had a taste of the south end near Slaidburn, another walk I did a while back samples the north end. Now I just need to do the middle section, or perhaps stop being lazy and do the whole thing!
We walked up to a waterfall near to the quarries and then turned back to have a boggy stomp along Croasdale Brook. We were up to our shins at some point so please take care and have the decent gear if you are attempting this walk.
On this route
Low Fell, Hornby Road, Salter Fell, Hind Slack, House of Croasdale, Croasdale Brook, Croasdale House, Higher Wood House.