Monday, 29 September 2014

Langden Castle – Sunday 28th September

 

September weather continues warm and dry, if a little overcast.  The firm ground on Totridge Fell was a bonus for our run today.  From Haredon, along the valley to the grandly named Langden Castle.

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Doesn't really live up to its name - not much more than a ruin today, but what history lies here. An old stopping place on the Whalley-Lancaster road, dating back to mediaeval times, not too far from the old Brennand chapel which Abbot Lyndeley of Whalley Abbey had reported already lost in the middle of the fourteenth century. Langden Castle once held prisoners on the way to the Assizes at Lancaster, perhaps the Lancashire Witches stayed overnight here : )

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Langden Brook

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The path up to Totridge Fell

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Shooting huts on the way up to the summit

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Trigpoint with the memorial to Bill Smith

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