L&B Creates a New Circular Walk for Colne
LOCAL charity, Lidgett & Beyond, is in the process of creating a new circular walk for Colne called The East Colne Way. Councillors for Horsfield and Boulsworth awarded it the lion’s share of the funding required to set the walk up.
“It’s been quite a challenge to formulate the route in the depths of winter and in this I have been ably assisted by fellow L&B supporter John Birchenough”, said Mark Chung, a member of the Charity’s management team. “I’d like to thank our councillors for supporting us and also Tom Partridge, Pendle Council’s Countryside Access Officer, and Pendle Council’s Tourism Department which has agreed to supply us with the mapping and also promote the new route for us.”
The five mile route starts and ends at The Lakeside Café, Ball Grove Park and is a scenic ramble over The Lidgett Triangle and The Upper Rough. The new walk is the first in Colne for many years. The walk will also be promoted by Colne Town Council and will be recognised in its emerging Neighbourhood Plan.
David Cockburn-Price, Chairman of the Trustees for L&B explained: “We are all going to have to muck in now whether with drills, rawl plugs and waymarkers, or by researching the area’s history for the information boards. As a charity we aim to protect and enhance our beautiful area and improve access to it too.”