Finish: Boundary Mill or Burnley Road, Colne near railway statin.
Map by kind permission of Johnston Press
1. From bus turning circle cross road and follow path round Trawden Literary Institute,
on to Boulsworth Drive and immediately off it to go round houses.
At the corner of a field turn left. Follow path across field passing through gates and stiles to reach Slack Laithe Farm. Pass along fence around boundary, under tree branches, bearing to right to cross a wall. Turn left and bear slightly right along sunken lane to Higher Naze End Cottage -to go through the garden.
Keep ahead passing two trees,
with a wall on your left, to a gateway. Turn right and follow up track,
through gate, pass Higher Draught Gates Farmhouse, past Pasture Spring Farm on left to lane Y junction. Enjoy fabulous views over to Pendle.
When the track branches
bear left and up along house track towards Little Moss Farm.
At the entrance access a narrow path on the left
along wall side and climb rise to reach stone wall stile on left. DO NOT TAKE STILE ON LEFT-but pass along 10 yards to a sign and turn RIGHT. Pass through or over two stone stiles
to reach open fields-you will see Slitterforth Farm ahead. You are not going past the farm -but aim towards it-one gate is hidden in the rushes.
At second stile, cross and turn RIGHT (NOT TOWARDS FARMHOUSE) Pass along valley
crossing stream on left and rise to left to reach gate
Cross the next field -the stile on opposite side is difficult to see until you are close up.
Cross into next rough pasture field and bear right. Do not go to a track, but down dip towards end of field to cross two small streams and find well hidden stone stile. Turn right along wall to rise to stile on lane side. Turn left to go to ramshackle stile gate
and across old stone slab bridge. After a short rise over the hill continue through three fields
to Fox Clough Farm.
Go left onto short section of tarmac then left at a gate
and taking route through small woodland, emerging at stone stile. Cross two fields keeping a straight line across to a farm lane. Cross farm lane through another gap after Sweet Clough Farm.
In third field keep to middle to find gate which is hidden by its angle. (Do not go to bottom of field where there is another gate) Down dip of the stream and rise up keeping left of Hill End Farm, then diagonally across (Aiming toward pylon) to corner of field and across Southfield Lane.
until reaching Gib Hill House
(passing golf course and coursed stone walling on your left) At Gib Hill House turn left along a road
between fairways. Just before housing development take a path on the right that goes behind houses
with the golf course on your right. Before the next development turn right along Gib Hill Road, round the end of houses an onto pathway
which leads into grounds of Bankfield House,
across the garden
of Bankfield House towards a bridge across the railway.
Take estate road
down to Burnley Road
and left along it to a Pelican Crossing opposite the Fish & Chip Shop. By the shop is Phillips Lane. Turn down this and cross river bridge, rising to the elbow in the road with Greenfield Road. Take right turn
and then left to an un signposted path
which runs next to some chicken shacks and leads onto the access road to the Boundary Mill Car Park.