Goosnargh and Chingle Hall

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This walk to the north of Preston was requested by a Walkingworld subscriber especially to go past Chingle Hall, the most haunted house in Britain. Unfortunately the owners no longer open it to the public, so you must satisfy yourself with seeing the plain white exterior of the Tudor building. The walk is mainly flat and goes through grass pastures, but also has two very lovely and lengthy bridleway stretches, one of which opens up to views of the southern fells of Bowland. It is very peaceful and out of the main walking areas simply because the more dramatic Bowland Fells are so close, but the walk has its own attractions.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Wildlife
07/11/2007 - Henry Jarman

7/11/07 Henry Jarman Stockbrige Village Ramblers. We walked this route today and would suggest giving it a miss until good weather. All the fields crossed were rutted by cattle.

14/06/2007 - Jean Rose

The holly hedge on the stile at 23 was cut back by us on 13/6/07, as were many other overgrown stiles - making it much easier.

28/04/2007 - Ian Fairnie

A really good walk and on Preston's doorstep too. Probably the best view of 007 woods, Beacon Fell, Fairsnape and Parlick that you can get. You'll even see Longridge Fell - with its own brilliant walk(3665)... A few things to be aware of:
1. The stile in the holly at 23 is not easy to spot as the gap is very narrow - and prickly!
2. I can confirm that the temporary stile and fence at 24 was not there at 04/07.
3. The first stile at 32 is not the one on the lane. There is another about 100yds up the field on the left. It is imperative that you cross it. I ignored it and then had to back track when I realised that I had gone wrong - the first time on a Jim Grindle walk!
4. The gates were shut at 36 but you can pass round to the left - some one has chalked 'Bridleway' on the pillar.
5. In a couple of places the signs are described as being obscured. Perhaps because it's early in the year I could see all footpath or bridleway signs very clearly and although there are a lot of waypoints they are all very easy to follow.

21/09/2006 - Marian Vaughn

Lovely walk in a nice quiet area. The electric fence at waymark 10 appears to have been removed but the one at waymark 11 is still there. No sign now of either the new fence or temporary stile at waymark 24 - we walked straight through the field to the footbridge. Although Chingle Hall is no longer open to the public it is still possible to take a group to stay overnight. A young colleague did this recently and found it "really scary"!!

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