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Starting on the Avenue of the stunning Stony Hurst College, where Tolkien himself spent time and wrote parts of the Lord of the Rings (and even taught a few lectures).
You'll meet a farm track which will bring you to an enchanting woodland.
Here you'll descend forest steps and cross an old stone bridge, leading you to the River Ribble and River Hodder.
Along the way you'll pass the Crowmwell Bridge (built in 1562) and a quite epic aquaduct (built in 1880).
Back through woodland, you'll finish in the field behind the Shireburn Arms, having enjoyed the best of what inspired the creation of 'Hobbiton' in the tales.