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August 14th: Downham and Rimington History Walk

Becca Nelson
By Becca Nelson

Walk with us through some of the most picturesque parts of Lancashire and discover more about its fascinating history

Join us to explore 2,000 years of history around Downham & Rimington, led by CPRE Lancashire Trustee Mark Chung. Walk in the footsteps of Romans, see where lead was mined, and visit the remains of an 18th century cotton mill. An added bonus is walking through Lancashire’s beautiful countryside!

Twiston Lime Kiln | Mark Chung

Walk details:

Walk type: Circular, leisurely: the route is mainly on footpaths in fields etc, some uphill, some downhill, and there is also some road walking on minor roads.

Distance: 6 miles/9.5 km

Time: Approx. 3 hours including a short break for lunch

Meeting point: the free car park in Downham Village.

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  • OS grid ref SD 78492 44093

Clothing: Participants will need to wear boots or wellingtons and appropriate clothing (please prepare for all eventualilties and bring waterproofs and a sun hat!)

Food/drink: Please bring a packed lunch or a snack and a drink. There is a pub and a takeaway cafe in Downham, one of which walkers may wish to visit on our return to Downham.

Skeleron Lead Mines | Mark Chung

The walk is free to attend, but places are limited. Please visit Eventbrite to book your free tickets via the link below:

Rimington Heritage Trail | Mark Chung


Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill Mark Chung
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