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    Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

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    Lee

    Join date : 2011-06-25

    Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Lee on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:45 pm

    Hi all,

    Really pleased I found this site. I enjoy myths and legends and anything do do with pre christian sites. My favourite walks are between Burnley and Todmorden, in particular Hurstwood, Widdop Moor, Pendle Hill, Wycoller, Boulsworth Hill and Cliviger Gauge Rolling Eyes
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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    Re: Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  QDanT on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:04 pm

    Hi Lee, new myself but welcome to the site, here's one of my trips that way

    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.com/2011/06/hare-stones-millstone.html

    cheers Danny


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    Lee

    Join date : 2011-06-25

    Re: Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Lee on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:11 pm

    Hi Danny,

    Great photos. My dad mentioned a place called Robin Hood House on Widddop Moor and some Iron Age fort remains. Have you come across these on your travels?

    Lee
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:35 pm

    Hello Lee, I myself live in Nelson. There is a ruin of sorts called Robin Hood's House over Boulsworth way and an Iron-Age hillfort at Castercliff. There is also a Iron-Age camp or earth circle above Thursden Valley just up from the WW2 pillbox. Its nice to have someone else from Nelson on TNA. Welcome. Cheers. Ray. Very Happy
    ps I probably live close to you !
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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    Robin Hood House

    Post  QDanT on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:47 pm

    Hi Lee it's worth looking for flints around Robin Hood House and I've marked the Dove Stones http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t375-dove-stones-widdop-moor



    as well as the Hare Stones,where the mill wheel is, if you want the map larger hold down the Ctrl button and click the + button on your keyboard and the - to go smaller
    cheers Danny


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    Lee

    Join date : 2011-06-25

    Re: Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Lee on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:24 am

    Thanks Ray and Danny for the welcome and information. I'm going up Widdop Moor this afternoon so will locate Robin Hoods House. Ray out of curiosity do you know anything about the name origin of Kings Causeway in Brierfield. A friend of mine said where Nelson Golf Club is there used to be a monastery and the causeway led onto the Thursden Valley. This might just be speculation? Many Thanks Smile
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    St Helen's Spring, Marsden Golf Course

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:26 am

    Hello again Lee, I have not heard anything about a monastery up that way, but I believe there used to be a St Helen's Spring on the golf course. This was probably located where St Helen's house is, or was. So, I suppose it could be a possibility given that early Christian saint's name. Hope you have a good day out on the moors over Boulsworth way, its a nice area. There are supposedly some carved stones over there and some tumulus. I have never checked these out, but John (Lowergate) is interested in them, especially those over Extwistle Moor. Ray. bounce There are a few causeways in this area: Higher Causeway, Barrowford, and The Long Causeway over Mereclough way. bounce They are probably ancient trackways that lead up over the moors, being used more in the medieval period by travellers / pilgrims ?

    Lee

    Join date : 2011-06-25

    Re: Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Lee on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:01 am

    Thats very interesting Ray. Thanks. I know at the bottom of Kings Causeway is the Marsden Cross pub. Again i read there was once a spring/well where monks would rest. Right I'm going to go to Hurstwood and Extwistle Hall before the sun disapears Laughing
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Greetings from Nelson, Lancashire

    Post  Paulus on Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:56 am

    Hi Lee!

    Good to have you on board. If you got up to Robin Hood's House, did you have a gander at the Robin Hood's Well there? I aint been, but remember someone saying it was not in a good state. It'd be good if we could clean it out and gerrit running again - if it'd be possible.

    All the best - Paul Cool

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