From Slaidburn over Dunsop Fell to Croasdale Bridge and return
Map: 1: 25,000 Outdoor Leisure Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale.
Length = 8.0 miles Grid Ref =SD 713523.
Parking: Large car park car across the road from the village green.
Easy walking with fairly gentle gradients. The landscape varies from bleak moorland to lush pasture. Both areas can be boggy after rain. Slaidburn, which lies between the Hodder and Croasdale Brook, is the 'capital' of Bowland.The pub still houses the old courtroom of the ancient Forest Courts where the original oak benches, dock and witness box can be seen. Croasdale is a wild and lonely spot which is at it's best in late summer when the heather clad fells become a sea of purple.The House of Croasdale, now a ruin was built in the mid 17th C and was on the site of a former medieval hunting lodge. There are several tea shops in the village, St Andrews Church is well worth a visit and close by there is a small but comprehensive heritage centre.