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For this 10km walk we leave the village of Tarleton and head towards Bank bridge crossing the River Douglas and Rufford Canal Branch before heading through the Bank Hall Estate.
Bretherton is definitely worth a look and then we enjoy quiet country roads to the outskirts of Croston walk the embankments of the 3 rivers that empty into the Ribble – Lostock, Yarrow and Douglas and finish by enjoying the towpath of the Rufford canal Branch, its final step to the locks at Tarleton.
Tarleton is a village approximately 10 miles from Preston, Chorley and Ormskirk. Known for farming because of its rich soil quality.
The river Douglas runs northwards to the east of the village, which is locally thought to be where the Vikings camped on the river banks of what is now Tarleton.
The Rufford branch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal at Tarleton is on the old river bed of the Douglas, where the Douglas runs now under Bank bridge is the new course.
Bank hall is a Jacobean Mansion and was the manorial home of the Bannister (Banastre)family whose ancestors where William the conqueror.
Bretherton the name suggests preconquest origins and its early history was closely involved with the Manor House bank hall.
Croston was founded in the 17th century when St Auden arrived at the riverside settlements in the absence of a church a cross was erected as a place of worship.
Toilets available at Tarleton village. Church Road W3W//creamed.walkway.birthdays.
Refreshments available in Tarleton before the end of the walk.
It is essential to register and book in advance online.
It is advisable to wear a bum bag with a water bottle or hydration pack. Do bring a high energy snack to have on the hoof or as soon as we finish. Wear comfortable clothing that suitable for the weather. Do wear sturdy grippy shoes.
We respect people`s busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time.
Walk speed guide:Gentle stroll - Gear 1 - Nice pace that you can do for extended periods. 2-2.5mph (these generally are our Wellness walks) Easy walk - Gear 2 - Faster pace gained through technique. Expect Gear 2 at times throughout the walk with occasional photo stops. 2.5mph (Most of our 1-hour Explorer walks) Moderate walk - Gear 2/3 - Faster again using technique and with less recovery. Very little stopping. 2.5mph-3mph+ (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks) Strenuous walk - gear 3/4 (these are generally Total Body Walx, but also explore this pace on our Explorer and Adventure walks).
You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 2 hours’ notice.
All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen en route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.
Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records, or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks, or accidents. Thank you.
Contact details (only contact to notify if late or cancelling)
Matt 07530 813225
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