I never like travelling far at Easter. Why spend hours in traffic trying to get to places that will be unbearably busy when you arrive? With that in mind we walked a new route (for us) yesterday, starting and ending at Gregson Lane.
The route took us from the Community Centre up towards Brindle, through farmland and past the impressive Brindle Lodge, before crossing Beeston Brook and heading out to Roach Bridge. The return was a little more direct.
The route was pretty easy underfoot and although there were plenty of stiles none were too much trouble for the dog, with a little help.
This and a number of other rambles and health walks can be downloaded from the South Ribble BC website
We have created a map of the route we took here http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/ODg1Ng==?c=1333833121523&d=Dave+Carr++is+sharing+a+route+from+%40ViewRanger.
As the walk starts and finishes at the park in Gregson Lane there is every chance of a game of fetch. Although we didn't see much livestock, most of the fields were crossed were ploughed so the dog was mainly on the lead.