WPW Blog

>I completed the West Pennine Way walk on Wednesday and I just wanted
> to thank your group for all your efforts in establishing and maintaining
> this walk.

> It is a superb path and very enjoyable walking. I did it in 6 stages
> over the last 12 months: –

> Jumbles to Belmont, Belmont to Rivington, Rivington to Hollinshead Hall,
> Hollinshead Hall to Darwen Tower, Darwen Tower to Pickup Bank, and
> finally Pickup Bank to Jumbles.

> The last stage was the best of all – lovely easy walking around the
> valleys on the edges of the Haslingden and Helmshore Moors. I parked at
> Jumbles Country Park, train from Bromley Cross to Blackburn, 481 bus to
> Grey Mare Inn (the driver kindly let me off there even though there is
> no official stop and he wasn’t supposed to), and walked from there.
> MapMyWalk tells me this was 15.25 miles (including approx 0.4 miles from
> the Grey Mare Inn to the actual start of my “stage” where the path
> crosses the B6232).

> I was armed with your excellent easy-to-follow detailed route
> descriptions, together with the Pathfinder map on which I had
> highlighted the route, and had no problem following the route. The WPW
> markers often provide invaluable reassurance.

> So anyway, thank you very much for providing all the information which
> has made exploring the moors to enjoyable.

> regards

> David Anderson, Smithills, Bolton