Langden Brook – 3 mile walk – April 2013

Langden valleyToday was the first time I have managed to get my wife out of the house for a couple of months, she has a pretty severe back and neck injury, so this was a great step to her recovery.

We managed to get near to Langden Castle ruins (from Trough Road) and then had to turn back. Considering how bad my wife has been I am really proud of her. There’s a long way to go to full recovery but this is a great start.

I normally try to avoid having to walk back on myself but Langden Brook is a stunning valley, so exceptions can be made.

There were a few groups out today. Some family groups and also groups of bird watchers. The valley is very popular area for bird watchers and one of the well known spots for seeing the Hen Harrier. We chatted to a chap for a little while who hasn’t seen any yet, but he says it is still early and he has heard there have been some sightings.

There are guided walks throughout Spring and early Summer, more details can be found about this bird on RSPB website here.

Walk Details

Grade Easy
Distance 3.2 miles
Time 1.5 hrs
Low Point 167 metres
High Point 237 metres
Terrain Good tracks
Bogs None
Dogs Great walk for dogs.




Planned route

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Restoration info from River Ribble Trust
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Along this route

Trough Road, Sykes Farm, Mouse Hill, Langden Brook, Langden Castle ruin.
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