Keasden walk

2 October 2005
Leader - Maureen Ellis

It’s been satisfying to work out walks from our farm yard at SD 656720 and this one took the path from Turnerford bridge in a south easterly direction to the Slaidburn road then in a northerly direction, past the tarn on the left, along the tarmac road to the first track on the right (the views to the Three Peaks area are in front of you and to the east the Kettlesbeck area and Israel). There is no sign at the road side on this newish permissive path but just before Dubgarth house there is a map showing that a loop takes you back eventually to the road and a short walk along it to just below the station and the well-marked sign to Giffords in a south westerly direction. This leads to historic Clapham Wood Hall, with its Faraday family connections. The home stretch is my favourite as it goes along the beck and was really only made passable with ease in 2000. It was then up our track to the cars.