A circular walk from Slaidburn
distance 8 miles : 4 hours
Arms in Newton
offers a selection of real ales and home cooked fayre using local
Open 11.00 - 23.00:
Food served Winter; Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30 18.00-21.00;
The Hark to Bounty Inn was formally known as the Dog Inn.
It acquired its unusual name 1875 when the Rev Henry Wrigglesworth recognized
his favorite hound outside and exclaimed "Hark to Bounty"! The
building has a long history; an upper room was used as a forest court when
Slaidburn was the administrative center of the Forest of Bowland of old.
Slaidburn today is a popular tourist center in the summer months.
The walk as describe starts in Slaidburn but alternative starting points
are Newton or the parking places on the road on Newton Fell. The walk from Skelshaw to
the top of Newton Fell is uphill and requires a little stamina. Half way
up the fell a panoramic view over Slaidburn, Stocks Reservoir and Gisburn
Forest is seen. From Foulscales to Newton and hence to Slaidburn the walk
for the most part follows the banks of the Hodder and is most enjoyable.
The Parkers Arms in Newton and the Hark to Bounty Inn offer a wide variety
of food for the traveler. Both are advertised as being open all day, but
the Parkers Arms may close in late afternoon in wintertime.
to Bounty Inn
Open all day:
lunches/evening Mon-Sat: 12.00-14.00; 18.00-21.00: