Circular, Newton to Whitewell
Varied walking on pasture land and fells with several climbs which reward the walker with some of the best views in Bowland. Newton is a mellow stone village divided by dark moors and the sparkling Hodder. The Georgian hostelry the Parker's Arms bears the name of the Parkers who have lived at Browsholme Hall nearby since 1507. Whitewell is a tiny village which is famed for it's idyllic setting. Here the Hodder rushes through a deep gorge of stunning beauty. The little church of St Michael dates from 1818 but is built on the site of a much older chapel (circa 1400). It stands cheek by jowl with the Inn at Whitewell, a wonderfully old fashioned hotel in a spectacular setting, which, over 500 years ago was the old Manor House.
Map: 1: 25,000 Outdoor Leisure Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale.
Length = 7.5 miles Grid Ref = SD697 504.
Parking: Some space outside the village hall or on the pub car park (with permission!)