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 Post subject: Roggerham to Haggate
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:07 pm 
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Rambles Twixt Pendle & Holme
A guide to Well Known and Little Known Local Beauty Spots.
By Joe Bates. Price sixpence

Part 39
ROGGERHAM TO HAGGATE

A pleasant and profitable afternoon may be spent exploring the wild beauty spots near Roggerham. Tracks lead to the hills and moors beyond; there are outlines of a Roman camp to inspect; a worked out quarry a mile out of the village is worth a visit ; the views on a clear day are as interesting as they are varied and as changing as light and shade in an April day. There is little here that is modern. Nature has toned everything down to such a degree that everything, the houses, the walls, the fields, the hills and moors look medieval and prehistoric. From the iron gate take the right and down, over the bridge, past the house where Tattersall Wilkinson lived, and up to the first turn on the left. Roggerham Gate Inn is on the right, across is a house with an inset tablet bearing the following inscription.

J.E.
GREENWOOD
1848

By this house starts an occupation road leading to and past Lee Green Farm. What a sweet name. Near to this farm is a tall common ash tree, and here, the path, part flagged, swings to the left and upwards to a gap stile. Cross the old road to the path direct in front to a stile four steps down on to the main road. The road at this point is narrow, but at Cockden Bridge widens out. This road you are now on is the main road from Haggate to Todmorden. A few minutes walk brings you up into Haggate at the point where you see Halifax Road on your right, Nelson Road in front and Burnley Road to the left.

From Haggate 'buses run to Nelson and Brierfield, and from Harle Syke, just below, tramcars take the tired rambler into Burnley.

These three rambles Burnley to Hurstwood, Hurstwood to Roggerham, Roggerham to Haggate, can easily be done in an afternoon and evening by good walkers.

It will be found to be a cheap outing. My expenses for the afternoon and evening being only 3d.


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