426 Foster's Leap

Foster's Leap sounds more like a beer than a viewpoint in Bronte country. But the large boulders, high above Wycoller, were named in the 17th century after Foster Cunliffe who, in one mighty bound, cleared the 6ft gap separating them for a bet. Surely Foster, a relative of the owners of Wycoller Hall, celebrated afterwards with a pint, but perhaps he supped one first as well.

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LOCATION: Two miles south-east of Colne
START: Wycoller Country Park signed from A6068. Car park one mile beyond Trawden. Toilets in village
Grid ref: SD926395 Postcode: BB8 8SY
DISTANCE: 3 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 1.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Wycoller Craft Centre tearooms (closed Mons)
EN ROUTE: Bronte Way, Pendle Way

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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