Though hidden in a secluded valley, the Quaker village of Calder Vale is famed throughout the Middle East. It's not the scenery, though the autumn colours and the springtime bluebells make this a delightful spot, but Lappet Mill is the only mill in Britain producing Arab headshawls.
LOCATION: Forest of Bowland
START: Calder Vale, 3 miles east of Garstang, signed from A6. Weekend parking at end of village.
Grid ref: SD533458 Postcode: PR3 1SN
DISTANCE: 6 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Forest of Bowland Landranger 102
NOTE: www.cobblehey.co.uk Gardens & Tea Room open in season
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask.
EN ROUTE: River Calder, Bleasedale Tower
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News