Sunday 25th August

Leaving Manchester via the fringes of Bolton.

The route then hits the hills ahead of Darwen, hoping to get a clear view of Lancashire from the Jubilee Tower.

Then it is on to Blackburn Cathedral via a quick tour of Ewood Park, home to Blackburn Rovers and on the route at mile 22.5.


8am Manchester Cathedral
10.30am Bolton fringes, ie Ainsworth (10 miles)
12noon Jubilee Tower, Darwen (19.5 miles) then with drinks/snacks stop at Sunnyhurst Pub, 20.5 miles
Ewood Park
1pm Blackburn Cathedral (mile 24)

Audio: The novels of Mrs Gaskell

Fuel: Hot Pot