Today was my mate’s birthday, and he loves the countryside – especially waterfalls, but he’s pretty lazy and doesn’t like having to walk from the car for very long.
So I was tasked with finding a couple of new spots that we hadn’t already seen.
I devised a plan.
Firstly we stopped at the Singing Ringing Tree (or just Singing Tree) near Burnley. It’s only about 300m from the car park and offers spectacular views across the Pennines on a clear day. Today we could clearly see Burnley underneath Pendle, the Forest of Bowland and the three peaks of the Yorkshire Dales.
After some pub grub we then headed over to Tockholes and found Hollinshead Hall (Ruins), apparently a fine manor back in circa 1310.
And then later we found a small waterfall near Calf Hey Bridge (marked on the map as Calf Hey Br), along the River Roddlesworth.
A great day, finished off with a great game of football and a deliciously awful takeaway!