Along the Anglo-Saxon Frontier


Hidden in the hills between the villages of Downham, Twiston and Rimington is the picturesque valley of Ings Beck. The little stream not only formed the pre-1974 county boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire, for several centuries in the Dark Ages before the 10th Century it was a boundary between two Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. This walk will cross the ancient frontier on a lovely walk through a patchwork of hedges, fields and woods where Lancashire and the old West Riding meet. The route also includes a section of the Ribchester-York Roman road.

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Date: Saturday 14th November 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Meet: Downham village car park (free) by the information centre and toilets (at the lower end of the village). Postcode: BB7 4BS

Walk Distance: 5.5 miles (approximately 3 hours)

Walk Details:
This walk includes stiles/gates, field paths, lanes and some moderate inclines. Please wear suitable footwear for the time of year – walking boots are essential!

Bring a packed lunch!

Dogs on leads are welcome!

Adults £7.00
Children (under 16) £4.00

Additional information


Adult, Child