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Running from Higher Cunliffe farm on the Rishton boundary with Blackburn at Sunnybower, the path travels to Lower Cunliffe farm,and then to Cutt Farm, before finishing at Blackburn Road.

From Higher Cunliffe farm the path sets off Easterly, dropping down the hillside as it goes.

Passing footpath 5 partway through one of the first fields, which heads to Sidebeet farm.

From FP5

The path crosses the field and heads into the former Cunliffe quarry.

This was once home to the "Blue Lagoon", as it was known locally. Local people often came here during the summer to swim in the beautiful quarry waters, hence the name, that was, until someone died while swimming. The former quarry site has now been filled in, and is used more for motorbike scrambling.

On top of the spoil

Leaving the spoil heap behind, and continuing in an easterly direction towards the next spoil pile, the path offers beautiful sites of the canal and surrounding area.

View

The path goes on across the field to the next spoil heap.

Path over field

Following this track until you are right next to the heap, the track then turns right to go immediately down the hill, following the field side.

This section of track is part of the former quarry trail, and is laid with rough stone that horse and cart would have once travelled over when the quarry was operational.

track

Once at the farm, footpath 9 runs across the path, and passing down the side of Lower Cunliffe farm, the path joins the farm track.

The track crosses the former railway line to Great Harwood, before heading to the canal.

Over the railway

From the canal it travels up to Cutt Lane, and Cutt Wood Park, before ending or starting at Blackburn Road.

FP8

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