Langden Brook walk
Langden valley is one of my favourite places within the vast 312 sq miles of the Forest of Bowland. Managed by United Utilites the area is home to a variety of wildlife and is popular with bird watchers who come to see Oystercatchers, Ring Ouzels, Merlins, Buzzards and Perigrines. I myself have never seen any because I’ve got poor eyesight and probably wouldn’t even know one if it hit me in the face.
Once Langden Brook used to be a place to see the Hen Harrier but sadly this would be unlikely now.
A well made track (also used as a shooter’s track) follows the meandering Langden Brook up to Langden Castle, where the track takes a left up to Fiendsdale. If you carry on over the Feindsdale you would eventually reach Fair Snape Fell. In the opposite direction Langden Brook eventually meets the River Hodder, which itself joins the River Ribble near Great Mitton.
It was a pleasant but windy day and visibility was a bit poor due to hazy sun, but we still managed to get some decent photos. To be honest it is hard not to get nice photos in this part of the Forest of Bowland.
|Low Point||About 160 metres|
|High Point||About 275 metres|
|Terrain||Shooter’s track and good paths|
|Dogs||Great dog walk|
|Estimated Calories burned||500 cals|
On this route
Trough Road, Langden Brook, Mouse Hill, Holdron Castle (passing not visited), Langden Castle (ruin)