441 Waddington

Waddington's main claim to fame is that its hall gave sanctuary to Henry VI after the Wars of the Roses. For a whole year he lived here, but was then betrayed and, in the middle of dinner, fled up a secret staircase, down a ladder and across the fields. Caught while crossing the stepping stones over the River Ribble at Brungerley, he was tied to the stirrups of his horse and taken to London. And there perhaps the king looked back on happy memories of Waddington as a quiet, delightful, unspoilt village. It still is.

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LOCATION: Two miles north west of Clitheroe
START: B6478, small layby on right as you enter Waddington, more parking in village, toilets
Grid ref: SD730437 Postcode: BB7 3JL
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate but can be muddy
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Landranger 103
REFRESHMENTS: Waddington
EN ROUTE: Feazer


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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