374 Shedden Clough

The weird humps and hollows of Shedden Clough don't look natural and they aren't. This lunar landscape was created in the 17th and 18th centuries when limestone was extracted by "hushing", using water to scour away clay from Ice Age boulders. We were just imagining the ghostly sounds of packhorses carrying their loads of lime, when round the corner came Danny. A fell pony from Peersclough Farm, Danny was following in the hoofprints of his ancestors along the Pennine Bridleway. We hope he enjoyed his outing as much as we did.

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LOCATION: Between Burnley & Todmorden
START: Maidens Cross car park, Long Causeway, 2 miles east of Mereclough
Grid ref: SD895288 Postcode: BB104RR
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer/OL South Pennines Landranger 103
NOTE: Pennine Bridleway Information www.nationaltrail.co.uk
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Burnley Way, Hurstwood, Cant Clough

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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