This three hour walk starts from the large lay-by at Langden, in the Trough of Bowland beyond Dunsop Bridge. It starts up a lovely avenue of trees beside a tarmac track to some Water Works buildings by the Langden Intake. A cuckoo was in fine voice, and grey wagtails tracked my progress.
Beyond the buildings, a sort of welcome to the 'open access' but highly restricted 'Forest of Bowland', where raptors are still persecuted by grouse murderers.
The path rose above the valley for a while, and before dropping down to the confluence of Langden Brook and Bleadale Water it offered a view down to Langden Castle (right), Langden Brook (centre) and Bleadale Water (left). Curlews, oyster catchers and lapwings all made their presence known.