I’ve been wanting to explore more of the eastern side of Bowland so to get started I picked an easy route along the River Hodder from The Parkers Arms at Newton-in-Bowland. I plan to go back later in spring and do a longer walk but today I wanted a nice easy walk with some grub and a drink at the finish line.
I parked up in the pub car park and nipped in to tell them I’d be back to eat later. There aren’t loads of spaces but parking isn’t a problem as long as you let them know you’re eating or having a drink afterwards. Even if it’s just for a cup of tea. There is also alternative parking at the top of the village if you are just walking.