367 Thornton-in-Craven

As far back as 1861 Thornton-in-Craven was said to be "formerly a place of more consequence than at present" and in spite of its position, astride a main road, the village is still a backwater. Once they had a market and a five-day fair, yet now there isn't even a pub and as for parking - forget it! But by cunningly starting a mile away we walked through the village and up to East Marton, a delightful hamlet where there's a pub, cream teas and colourful barges moored on the canal.

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LOCATION: Ten miles north-east of Burnley
START: A56 layby north of Earby, just beyond the Punch Bowl
Grid ref: SD905475 Postcode: BB186JZ
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: East Marton & Punch Bowl
EN ROUTE: Pennine Way, Leeds and Lancaster Canal

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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