|'Violet' in Barnoldswick Town Centre|
We will be starting in Lancashire...officially, yes, but prior to 1974 we would have started in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire and crossed into pre-1974 Lancashire. My Dad and I walked approximately 13-14 miles from Barnoldswick to Burnley, the longest stretch we have done to date!
|Old historic Yorkshire/Lancashire Border|
We passed through Salterforth, crossed the historic border boundary into Lancashire and reached Foulridge. We had to take a diversion from the eastern tunnel portal to the western portal one via Lake Burwain Reservoir. The diversion is approximately two miles and it looks a lovely scenic stretch though it was grey and drizzly when we passed through. We stopped by the reservoir for lunch break and we sought dry shelter from the trees.
|Foulridge Tunnel (Eastern Portal), Leeds and Liverpool Canal|
|Comfort stop in Morrisons, Nelson|
We left the canal at the Embankment, known as a "Canal World Wonder"! It was a short walk to the bus station where we got an X43 to Barnoldswick. I again paid £5.10 for a single but I was consoled that the journey was longer than the Skipton to Barnoldswick passage! At Barnoldswick we picked up the car and Dad drove us home. A great day out though our feet was killing us! Another 70+ miles or so to Liverpool - nearly half way now!
|Another 76 miles to go!|