Climb Totridge from Langden via Langden Castle and Bleadale Valley

Langden Castle
from Bleadale

Walk Overview:

This is an excellent walk over some of Lancashire’s more remote moorland.

We visit Langden Castle, (today its an animal shelter & does not resemble a castle at all), then have the excitement of removing our booys to paddle across the two streams, paddling is necessary even in the driest of conditions.

But we are rewarded by walking through one of the most beautiful yet remote valleys in Lancashire, so let’s try and keep it a secret! The good path up Bleadale never leaves the side of the stream, isolated mountain ash, small waterfalls and cascades make this a fabulous journey to the summit plateau.

Once on the top, we cross peat hags following the boundary fence to reach a drystone wall, it is a little demanding & a sense of humour is essential, so care should be exercised as this is a remote spot for a lone walker!

We soon reach the heights of Totridge before slipping back to the valley by Hareden and returning to our starting location along the riverbank.

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Walk Details:
Start: Langden, Trough of Bowland; SD63308 51146
Distance 14km (9 miles)
Ascent: 411m
Grade: Difficult; remote, serious for lone walker
NB: grading is based upon normal conditions & can be subjective
Countryside Code for the public:
be safe - plan ahead & follow any signs
leave gates & property as you find them
protect plants & animals
take your litter home
keep dogs under close control
consider other people
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