Environment Group's Golden Poetry Trail offers entertainment and a puzzle

It's a poetry trail like no other. Clues are located in poems and poems are located at numerous locations around Longridge.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:40 pm

Longridge Environment Group (LEG) has devised a special challenge for poetry loving puzzle solvers.

It's a challenge in keeping with these socially distanced Covid conscious times.

For the poems have been painstakingly written out on massive pieces of slate which have then been placed at outdoor locations in and around the Ribble Valley town and its outskirts.

Swift's assistants Ann Richardson and Caroline Meades display a poster about the poetry trail and a youngster's painting.

A LEG spokesperson said: "Members from the ecology team have put together and installed a challenge to get you outside and moving around Longridge. The full instructions can be found on our website, together with other lockdown resources ... you’ll find different spots around town, solve a riddle, and earn a treat at the end!"

Each poems contains one golden letter. When the letters are assembled they comprise the name of a bird.

Earlier in the pandemic slates with inspiring poems were placed at locations such as Longridge, the river bank at Ribchester and Longridge fell.

But the six golden poems are intended to inspire youngsters or adults following the trail to draw the bird whose name is revealed and take the resulting pictures in to a local shop for display.

One of the poems with a golden letter

Finished pictures will be displayed in Swift's hardware store on Berry Lane, Longridge, which has remained open throughout the pandemic.

Proprietor Janet Swift, said they were pleased to help, adding that it was good to share news of local community events and initiatives. She said: "We' been able to stay open over Covid. Our shop has been a contact point for lots of things."

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