The river immediately disappears into a tunnel, and reappears where the New Rishton Reservoir was once located, this river feeding the lake.
Although the new reservoir is now empty, the river still runs through the site, again disappearing into a tunnel which goes under the footpath from Church Kirk to the area once known as "New Rishton".
This little river meanders along from here passing under a fantastically built and preserved pack horse bridge, which is now only used for farming purposes.
Although a twelve inch (30 cm) concrete slab has been placed on the top of the bridge the bridge is still well preserved.
It was once part of the main root from Church Kirk to the site of New Rishton.
From here the river passes deep under the railway line and canal, and goes off towards Oswaldtwistle in the Aspen valley. This tunnel already being over the boundary in Oswaldtwistle.