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28th December 2017 walk around Arkholme (Page two)

28th December 2017 walk around Arkholme (Page 2)
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The view from Arkholme  looking back across the fields towards the railway line
The view of the footpath into Arkholme
Looking back at end of the footpath into Arkholme
A tree in a field at side of road in Arkholme
After having some lunch at home, I drove up the Lune Valley from Halton up to Arkholme, parking the car in the village hall car park but if want shorter walk there plenty places to park in Arkholme its self.

Arkholme is one of these places that you pass through on bike or car and think there nothing there but the main part of the village extends from cross roads with the B6254 down to the banks of the River Lune. There houses dating back to 1700s, has you follow the main village road down towards the church, with few nice views looking down the Lune Valley. From the church follow the footpath up the Lune Valley towards the railway bridge over the River Lune, its nice easy track to follow and its worth spending few minutes sitting on the bench near the railway bridge looking at the view down the valley. From the railway bridge its well signposted footpath through the fields to Lower Broomfield. At Lower Broomfield its well worth walking through the farmyard and following the sign post for the footpath  down to river banks just to look at views up the Lune Valley and across to Ingleborough, I was intending to walk a bit further up valley but the ground was to wet to make it worth while so after looking at the map, I headed back through Lower Broomfield and followed the footpath up to B6254. After short section on B6254, I  followed the footpath towards Arkholme, first part of the footpath was well mark but has got nearer to the village it started to be guessing game on which direction path was going as lack of sign posting in to the village and reason why I took a few photos, as end up following the footpath through someone back garden to get on to main village road which followed back up to B6254.

The walk took me about two hours to do but I had camera and taking photos which tends to slow things down, I would be careful walking along the B6254, as motorist tend to drive fast along this section of road.
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