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Hurst Green, Tolkien and Middle Earth?

Car based walk with Debbie Mannion and Nicky Bryan.

6.5 mi


The walk starts in the village of Hurst Green which is 8Km/5 miles west of Clitheroe. We walk along the Ribble Valley adjacent to the Rivers Ribble and Hodder before following a path at the edge of a plantation adjacent to Stonyhurst College. It is said that J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy got his inspiration the hobbits in these woods. Tolkien,his wife and children, regularly stayed at a guest house in the grounds belonging to Stonyhurst College.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

09:45: Meet at Charles Street multi-storey car park for lift share organising.

10:00: Cars will leave for the walk start (Hurst Green Village Hall).

11:00: Walk starts at Hurst Green Village Hall.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Charles Street multi-storey car park meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Hurst Green, Ribble Valley, River Ribble, River Hodder, Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green


Car parking is on the road around Hurst Green Village Hall (SD 684382). There are tiolets at the walk start. Please wear gaiters if you have them as some areas can be extremely muddy!

22-1-2012 09:45 22-1-2012 20:00:00 Europe/London Hurst Green, Tolkien and Middle Earth? Hurst Green Village Hall MAD Walkers
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