Barley to Thornton

Barley to Thornton 21st October 2014 (Day 2 Beacons Way)

Day 2 of the Beacons Way is from Barley in Lancashire to Thornton in Craven in North Yorkshire, a moderate walk of 15.5 km (10 miles) Just before Blacko we came a cross a field full of Buffalo which is not what you expect in Lancashire. A bull was quit interested in our appearance which had us looking for an escape route!

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Pendle Hill in low cloud

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Abandoned Firber House

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Firber House

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Andrew taking a tumble

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Stansfield Tower on Blacko Hill

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Free range kids with Grandad

Overlooking the village of Blacko is Stansfield Tower (also known as Blacko Tower), which was built around 1890. A local grocer, Jonathan Stansfield, built this circular rough stone tower to provide himself with a view overĀ RibblesdaleĀ from the top.

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Buffalo – not what you expect in Lancashire

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Looking back to Blacko

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Lane acrossing White Moor – Yorkshire Dales in the distance

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Gods own country – Yorkshire in the distance

Barley to Thornton Route
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Walk statistics
Total Distance 15.5km
Total Time 4:50 hrs
Ave Moving Speed 3.9km
Ave Speed 3.4km
Total Ascent 377m
Total Descent 243m

2014-11-21 Barley to Thornton