Dunsop Bridge 7th February 2014
Our walk today starts and finishes in Dunsop Bridge which is a village within the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire, England, situated 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Clitheroe and is in the civil parish of Bowland Forest High.
It is one of two main contenders for the location of the exact geographic centre of Great Britain. The other town is Haltwhistle inNorthumberland, some 71 miles (114 km) to the north. Dunsop Bridge’s claim is calculated on the fact that it is the gravitational centre of the island (although the exact point is at Whitendale Hanging Stones, near Brennand Farm, 4 1⁄2 miles (7 km) north of the village).
In 1992, BT installed its 100,000th payphone at Dunsop Bridge and included a plaque to explain its significance – the plaque reads “You are calling from the BT payphone that marks the centre of Great Britain.” The telephone box was unveiled by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Total Distance 11.7km
Total Time 3:50 hrs
Ave Moving Time 4.3km
Ave Speed 3 km
Total Ascent 567m
Total Descent 567m