Croston - the Two Rivers Walk

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Croston is one of the prettiest villages in the area, with an attractive church reached by a cobbled street; a village green; the ancient (1682) Town Bridge and an equally old village school. Throw in two pubs and a tea room and you have a good start for a walk. The walk itself is a square with the River Yarrow to the south and the River Lostock to the north, the other sides being pastures. It is almost flat and has good signing and stiles, making a very pleasant afternoon's walk.

Please note that people have sometimes found the stretches by the rivers muddy and have chosen to take detours via the lanes. This won't add much to the length of the walk but (as always) do make sure you have the map!

England - North England - Lancashire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife
10/1/2015 - Ian Humphreys

Had wanted to do this walk for sometime, finally did it 30Sep15. First point to note is pay attention at Waypoint # 6. I didn't and ended up extending the walk. That aside I thought the walk was pretty ordinary although Croston is a nice village. It was dry weather when I did the walk but as noted by other walkers in previous years, some of the route would get very muddy in wet weather as they go across farmland and some of the pathway adjacent to the rivers are narrow and could be slippery.

2/2/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

Please note we have had reports of "a dangerous narrow and very muddy part on river bank at SD501195 and a totally impassable footpath on farm field with flooding at SD495194" where the walkers had to backtrack reroute along a lane. John Hayes wrote "it does spoil what is a lovely walk". Fingers crossed for a dry spell giving the ground here the opportunity to recover.

4/21/2007 - Ian Fairnie

Lovely afternoon stroll. Nothing spectacular - just very pleasant. Can't think of a gradient anywhere. Couple of stretches on very busy roads but with footpaths. All directions clear and easy to follow. Walk done 21/04/07

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