Marles Wood (Ribchester) and Copster Green

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This is a peaceful area to walk in and the route is in general well-marked and easy to follow, with splendid views of Pendle in particular. The finish by the Ribble is a delight and it is the only section which is well-walked.

England - North England - Lancashire - Ribble Valley


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
17/12/2013 - mark archer

Pleasing to note that the stile at WP17, that was so dangerous earlier in the year, has been repaired and is as good as new!

18/08/2013 - John and Pat Boorman

14/8/2013 Warning of a wasps nest below the stile at waymark 6. We were attacked by numerous wasps as I crossed over the stile, my wife was stung 15 times and ended up in Preston Hospital. Be careful.

09/02/2013 - mark archer

The track between Waypoints 5 and 6 has a gate across it that was tied up so I had to climb over it. The stile onto the lane at Waypoint 17 in front of the redbrick house is shot! It is in need of urgent repair so be careful crossing this. The first half of the route was exceedingly muddy however despite these faults, this was a marvellous walk. From the redbrick house through Dinkley, past the posh houses down to the river was sublime and my highlight was taking a minor detour to stand and contemplate the Ribble from the super suspension bridge. The rest of the walk following the Ribble was really good. I'll have to come back when the weather is warmer and the terrain drier!

04/07/2012 - Alec Jackson

Quite a few stiles to cross. Confirmation that the ladder stile mentioned at waymark 15 has been removed.

26/07/2007 - Mark Ziprin

June 2007 Good walk which was a nice length for the 3 kids with us. The last leg along the river was great. The directions were useful. One change at No. 15, when we crossed the stile we could not see a wooden ladder stile anwhere. It looked to us as if it have been taken down during the rebuilding going on. Just walk along the main path with the fence to your left and the rebuilt property to your right until you get to the lane/road and turn left. Just a little up the lane you will come to the T junction where you turn right to go to Hurst Green - it is signed at the junction and as soon as you get on the lane you can see the post shown in picture 18.    

26/04/2005 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Lovely walk with fine views even though it was raining. Watch, though, the mud at waymark 9 - this really was bad - Mike became well and truly stuck - should have had the camera!! By bus from Blackburn or Preston (no. 45) alight at the De Tabley Arms. With your back to the river take the unmarked road to the left. Shortly after passing Salesbury Hall and just before you start to go uphill find the stile at waymark 2 on your right. At the end of the walk do not turn up the steps to the car park but go straight on across a footbridge and up a path which brings you back to the road.

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