I’d thought about parkrun, but why drive all that way to run when you can run from home? It was a beautiful day so I started with a downhill all the way run into whalley – about a mile.
I ran through the village, where people were sitting outside cafe’s having breakfast. In the north of England! Who would believe it!!
Quickly reaching the other end, I set my sight on my way back over the river. The small iron bridge that you can see just behind the viaduct.
Did I mention that there was a bit of uphill through the village – more downhill to come but we know that that means one thing for sure (on a circular route). Once over the river and back into the village through one of the ancient gateways to whalley abbey.
Then I had the choice of going back up the 1 mile hill, or a longer less steep route. Because I don’t like the windy narrow road with lots of blind corners, which would be busier now, I chose the long route for safety reasons. I thought I would just take it easy, so I did with a fair bit of walking.
All in all 4.5 miles. A nice route and one I will do again, or even adapt/enlarge!