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The Clog, Billycock and Alum Scar Walk

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The Clog, Billycock and Alum Scar Walk is a 7.1 kilometer loop trail located near Blackburn, Lancashire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 185 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips





historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the Clog and Billycock in Pleasington, near Blackburn, Lancashire. The Clog and Billycock, named in honour of the attire of a former characterful landlord, has been in the village for over 150 years and makes the perfect spot for your post-walk refreshments. Although barely two miles from the centre of Blackburn, the Clog and Billycock is situated in a delightful rural location with superb views across the Ribble Valley to the Bowland Fells. The walking route performs a simple loop around the surrounding countryside, with rolling fields, woodland and one of Lancashire's best viewpoints. Although the walk is relatively easy-going for the most part, there are two steep climbs; the first from Arley Brook in Alum Scar itself and the second as you ascend to the Wainwright Memorial. After the Woodfold Estate there is a short stretch of road walking (around 700 metres), following a stretch of Further Lane with no pavement, so take care of traffic. The remainder of the route follows a mixture of field paths, grass tracks and stone tracks. Some parts of the route are prone to mud after prolonged spells of wet weather, especially on the final section after the Wainwright Memorial. The walk crosses several grass pastures which you will be sharing with cattle. You will need to negotiate several gates, around 15 stiles and one footbridge. Some of the stiles have tight fence surrounds, so dogs would need a lift over, and there is one in double-formation. Allow 2.5 hours.

1 month ago

7 months ago

Superb walk, fabulous views, really enjoyed it today. Just a note that at the beginning the notes say go over two stiles in quick succession. There is only one stile then you make your way down to the bottom right corner of the field. The rest was very clear.

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