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Starting from the New Inns Public House, the footpath takes a Southerly route starting from the corner of Blackburn Old Road and Wilpshire Road.

To the news Inns

The first part of the path takes you through a garden owned by New Inns barn on the corner of the road.

It then heads up the side of the field until it reaches footpath 15.

Towards Tan House Farm  Sone Stile

Once past this it is still down the field edge to footpath 12 and 32, taking you to Tan House Farm. At the side of the farm house are the two stone stiles that you can see above and below. These are difficult to traverse, and are badly signed.

FP10 Tan House Stile

Over the stone stiles and down the hillside towards Rishton town and Lower Cunliffe Farm.

Halfway down the field and the next stile can be found. BEWARE OF ELECTRIC FENCES BLOCKING YOUR PATH DURING THIS SECTION.

Stile

Follow the stream that runs down the edge of the field, although during wetter days the path can be harsh going, and very wet.

On the way down the hill you pass the spoil from the former Cunliffe Quarry.

Spoil

Sadly at Cunliffe farm, there is no stile or sign markers for the footpath.

Cross over the farm track and into the field takes you down to a stream and gateway into the next field.

Stile to path

Heading across the fields, there are two gates in the hedge row. The lower one is the one next to the stream which is required.

Gates in fields

Another gateway in the next field is blocked, and walking down the fence to the old railway line will offer you a five bar gate to pass through or over!

Next field

Following the edge of the field, the path takes you under the former railway line to Great Harwood.

Railway bridge

Round the corner and follow the railway towards Lee Lane.

blocked

Sadly, while doing this walk on the 11th March 2010, I rounded the corner having passed under the railway bridge, to find my way blocked by a new stable building.

This was roped off with electric wire, which wasnt sign posted.

It has since been reported and will hopefully be removed soon.

over norden brook

Passing over this bridge crosses the Norden brook. Its source is on the other side of the railway.

up to Lee Lane

Next to the gate on the left in the above picture is an entrance onto the old railway line for walkers. The track goes up to Lee Lane.

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