Three Towers

Walk Leader: Maurice Gleeson

Number on the walk: 14

Distance: 11 miles

Weather: Sunny with pleasant breeze


Fourteen LDWA members assembled in Hollins Lane, Accrington,  to be greeted by Frank Watson who is the longest serving member of West Lancs LDWA.  He couldn't join the walk but we all had a very pleasant conversation with him before we set off in good spirits on a beautiful day.  We were heading to Cribden Moor via Baxenden and Sherfin Nook hamlet.  We crossed the moor heading East and on the Northern side of Cribden Hill and then descended to Scar Foot Farm in the region of Crawshawbooth.  From there we worked our way through fields and farm yards to the hamlet of Goodshaw Fold for lunch as this is about the half way point of the eleven mile walk.  It's a great place to stop because the parapet of the bridge is a welcoming resting place.  After lunch we climbed across the fields towards Loveclough where we turned sharp let to make our way up Great Clough and then turned towards Snipe Hole and Higher Moor which are on the Southern side of Hameldon Hill.  We crossed underneath the Accrington Easterly bypass (A56) and at High Riley Farm turned South again towards Meadow Top Farm from where we made our way back through Haworth Park to our starting point.  Journey time of five and three quarter hours with a pleasant breeze on the high ground we travelled, which kept us refreshed.  We then had further refreshments in the back garden of the walk leader's house.