WMB139.Forest of Bowland, Lancs_Easy
Start/Finish Dunsop Bridge, SD659501
Total distance 11.2km (6.9 miles)
Total time 1-1.5 hours
Maps OS Landranger 103 Blackburn & Burnley, Clitheroe & Skipton. Or Garmin GB Discoverer 1:50K Northern England & Midlands (GPS).
Summary Gentle intro to the area.
1 Turn right out of the car park and over Dunsop Bridge. Follow road left at T-junction for 2km. Go right on a road (signed Wild Boar park) just before crossing Burholme bridge. Head uphill for 1.7km then right on Tarmac bridleway, uphill. Keep right at the fork.
2 Turn right off the Tarmac, off-road on the bridleway as the track bears left, following rough track through a gate into the trees. Follow the obvious trail, mostly downhill, until a climb out of the trees. Go through a gate and keep left, uphill through the grassy field.
3 Keep to the left of a red container and Mellor Knoll (hill on right) on no obvious trail, becoming grassy downhill, choosing your line down to the farm. Turn right to the road by the house, to the main road. Turn right.
4 Pass a small church on the right, a small school and new houses. Turn left at road junction at the end, back down over Dunsop Bridge, to the finish.by wmbsu