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.