Slaidburn waterfall walk

Route info
Distance 2.5 miles
Time 1 hrs
Low Point 150 m (approx)
High Point 170 m (approx)
Height gain 20 m (approx)
Terrain Farms, road, and paths
Bogs Very muddy and boggy in places
Dogs Ok on leads
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★★

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 4659
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs  233 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs  401 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.



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Route description

Slaidburn (5)Today I had no real plan for a walk and it was more of a waterfall hunt, but I did  manage to make it into a little circular route that would probably make a nice summer walk before (or after) eating at Hark to Bounty. Starting from a parking spot near the pub I went west up Town End and then took a right through a gate into a wooded area next to Croasdale Brook.

The path is easy to follow but was very muddy, it followed Croasdale Brook upstream until breaking away just before Tenter Hill. Shortly afterwards the route briefly meets Croasdale Brook again before heading out onto some farms.

I went off route to find the Slaidburn waterfall, which is just a short detour across a farm.  It might be private land so I made sure I was respectful of the land and even took somebody else’s litter back with me, doing my bit.

After rejoining the main route it didn’t take long before I came to farm called Myttons.  I then double backed across the farms and it was only a short time to get to the road with a pleasant stroll down the road to get back to the car.

On this route

Slaidburn, Croasdale Brook, Tenter Hill, Myttons, New Laithes.