Alight from the train at Whalley and on leaving the station turn left and head for the centre of the village.
Make your way to the bus station, and at stand B catch the X1 Clitheroe/Manchester service, alighting from the bus nine minutes later at Harwood Bar.
Cross over Accrington Road and head right for a few yards until Mill Lane is reached.
Turn left into Mill Lane, and proceed down the hill for about a quarter of a mile. The golf course, which has been on our left since starting down Mill Lane, ends and almost immediately on the left is a footpath sign for Martholme Lane.
Take this inclined path and at the top of the slope you find yourself stood on the track bed of what was the former North Lancashire Loop Line.