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Dale Head Ramble

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

3.5 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Allow 1.5 hours walking time

Gisburn - Dale Head Ramble & Bottems BeckStart out along Miry Lane, passing two wildlife watching hides on the way. Climb up though mixed woodland and conifer plantation to cross a minor public road at Swin Shaw Top. A narrow and at times steep descent has grand views of the forest and over a shallow valley to the small holding of Hesbert Hall farm. The course of an old mineral railway leads you alongside the beautiful Bottoms Beck and joins Egg Berry road with its fine views of the ancient woodland of Park Wood.


OS Grid ref: SD732565
Postcode: BB7 4TS

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