Saturday summer walks 2020

SATURDAY RAMBLES


‘C’ Walks are “easier” category walks at a slower pace, equivalent to Wednesday No. 3 walks.


18th April


'A' – MOSSLEY Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00, or at Stalybridge Country Park (SK15 3EN) where walk starts at 10.00. Higher Swineshaw Reservoir, Pennine Bridleway, Hoarstone Edge, Oldham Way, Buckton Castle, Staybridge Country Park. X.M.


'B' – RIVINGTON CIRCULAR 125 Preston bus and cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Wood, Alance Bridge, Jepson's Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Liverpool Castle, Higher Derbyshires. Y.M. 8 miles  


'C' – SEVEN ACRES Cars to Oakenbottom Road (off Bury Road) for 10.30 start. 7 Acres, Leverhulme Park, Darcy Lever Skywalk, Tonge Trail, Leverhulme. 5.5 miles.


25th April


‘A’ - LANGDEN CASTLE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 or at Trough of Bowland Rd CP (GR SD 633511) where walk starts at 10.00. Hareden, Totridge, Fair Oak, Bleasdale, Langden Castle, (Parkers Arms, Newton) Rough Moor – 10/11 miles, 350m climb.


‘B’ - WINTER HILL – Bus and cars to Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Holdens, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Grounds, Derbyshires. 1000 feet of ascent at an easy pace.

8 miles.


‘C’ - FAIRY GLEN – Cars to Miller and Carter Pub, top of Parbold Hill WA8 7TG for 10.30 start. Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge, Canal, Parbold. 6 miles.


2nd May


'A' – THE VALLEY OF DESOLATION – Meet at Aldi, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from east side of of River Wharfe at Barden Bridge, part of Bolton Abbey Estate. Grid ref SE052574 at 10.30. Great Agill Bottoms, Simon's Seat, Dales Way. X.R.  


B – LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Preston bus and cars to Lever Park Ave at at 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dyke Path, Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepson's Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Rivington. 8 miles.


C – AROUND DOFFCOCKER – 125 bus and cars to Doffcocker CP (opposite triang) on Chorley Old Road for 10.30 start. Moss Bank Park, Barrow Bridge, Tippet House, Smithills Hall, Doffcocker. Around 5 miles.


9th May – COACH TRIP – CARTMEL


Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 10.30 start.

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'B' Cartmel Racecourse, Low Bank Side Farm, Templands, Hampsfell, Anysome Manor,  Cartmel. Z.M.


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Full details of walks will be announced on the trip. There will be comfort stop on the trip


16th May


'A' – WYCOLLER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30.  Walk starts at Wycoller CP (BL8 4NW) at 10.00. Winter Hill, Hordern Stoops, Simms, Pigeon Tower, Pike Cottage, Burnt Edge. X.M.   


'B' – ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.15 start. Jumbles, Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardmans via Valley, Edgeworth. 8 miles. Hilary Walton. WORTHINGTON LAKES – Cars to Blundell Lane for 10.30 start. Little Scotland, Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Worthington Lakes, Arley Hall. 6 miles.


'C' – WORTHINGTON LAKES – Cars to Blundell Lane for 10.30 start. Little Scotland, Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Worthington Lakes, Arley Hall.

6 miles


23rd May


‘A’ - STOODLEY PIKE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge at 9.00.  Walk starts from Hebden Bridge Station Rd CP (charge) HX7 8AU at 10.15. Pinnacle Lane, Stoodley Pike, Calderdale Way, Bell House Moor, Erringdon Moor.


 ‘B’ - WHITE COPPICE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Anglezarke East, White Coppice, Grey Heights, Yarrow West. 8 miles.


‘C’ – ADLINGTON CIRCULAR – Cars to Jubilee Playing Fields, (Jubilee CP) Station Road, Adlington (turn left at round about opposite White Bear pub) for 10.30 start. Canal Bank, Ellerbeck, Chorley Golf Course, Canal. 6 miles.


30th May


‘A’ - NORBER AND CRUMMACKDALE – Meet at Aldi, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 or at Clapham CP (LA2 8EQ) where the walk starts at 10.30 Norber, Crummackdale, Sulber Gate, Ingleborough Cave. X.R.  


‘B’ - DARWEN MOOR – Meet at Bolton Interchange Stand C for 9.43 bus to Darwen, or drive to Darwen.  Walk starts from Deli Cafe (opposite Darwen bus station BB3 1BG) at 10.30. Darwen, Jubilee Tower, Roddlesworth, Tockholes, Sunnyhurst, Darwen. 8 miles.


‘C’ - FREDA'S WAY – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich for 10.15 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington Hall Drive, Village, Yarrow, Overflow, High Bullough Reservoir, The Street, Rivington Hall Drive. 6 miles.


6th June


'A' – DUNSOP BRIDGE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at Dunsop Bridge CP (BB7 3BB Pay and Display) at 10.15. Latehams, Dunsop Head, Whitendale, Brennand. X.M.  


'B' – RAIL RAMBLE – BLACKSTONE EDGE – Meet at Bolton Station at at 9.00 for train to Victoria or by car direct to Littleborough Station.  Walk starts there at 10.30. Lydgate, Roman Road, Blackstone Edge, Clegg Moor, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough. 8 miles.


'C' – BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 bus to Morrisons, Harwood.  Cars to Hough Fold Lane, opposite Morisons for 10.30 start. Bradshaw Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles.


13th June


COACH TRIP – AMBLESIDE

Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


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'C' – ELTERWATER – (bus passes required) Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria Way, Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn, Ivy Crag, Miller Brow, Rothey Park, and Ambleside (Keswick Road bus stop).  This beautiful 5.5 miles walk which is very low level at the beginning along the Cumbria Way, but a bit of uphill climb when we ascend  There will be no toilet stop on the way up to Ambleside because we have to catch a connection to take us to Skelwith Bridge.  Pay a visit before we start.  Full details of walks will be announced on the trip. There will be comfort stops of the trip.


20th June


'A' – THE STRAIGHT MILE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 or at Townley Hall CP, Burnley where walk starts at 9.45. Cant Clough, Widdop, Thursden, Entwistle, Straight Mile.13 miles rough Moor 300 climb.  Pub TBA.


'B' – HOLE IN ONE – Meet at Batridge Road CP for 10.30 start. Clough House, Torra Barn, Turton Golf Club, Witton Weavers Way, Rotary Way, Turton Bottoms, Wayoh West.

8 miles.


'C' – WALKER FOLD – Cars to Walker Fold CP for 10.30 start. New Field Clough, Holdens, Plantation, Wilders Moor, Wilders Wood, Georges Lane, Wallsuches, Matchmoor Lane.  Gradual climb (not strenuous) at the beginning. 5 miles.


27th June


'A'  - CALDERDALE WOODLAND WALK (3RD OF 3) – RAILS RAMBLE – MYTHOLMROYD – WALSDEN 10 MILES FIELD AND WOODLAND PATHS.

Meet at Bolton Station in time for the 8.54 train to Salford Crescent then the 9.26 connection to Mytholmroyd.  Walk starts at Mytholmroyd train station at 10.15am.  Return journey to Walsden.  Please check with walk leader nearer the to confirm train times.


'B' – SPITLERS EDGE – 535 bus to Belmont for 10.30 start.Cars park at back of former Belmont Public House. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. 8 miles.


'C' – SUMMERSEAT – Cars to Lumb Car Road (Hare and Hounds) for 10.30 start. Garden Centre, Chest Wheel, Burrs Country Park, Touch Road Farm, Brooksbottom. 6.5 miles.


4th July


‘A’ - SLAIDBURN - (GERRY'S WALK) Meet at Aldi Cp, Higher Bridge Street at 9..00.  Walk starts at 10.15 from Slaidburn CP, Post Code BB7 3ES. Burn House, Beatrix, Dunsop Bridge, Newton, Slaidburn . X.R.


‘B’ - HEAPY – Bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Hallsworth Fold, Holland Fold, Tow Path, Knowsley, Tootals Farm, High Bullough. 9 miles.


‘C’ - WILCOCK'S FARM – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Cars to Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fishermans' Walk, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow East, Dean Wood, Rivington Hall Barn, Horwich. 6 miles.   


11th July


'A' – HORNBY – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher |Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Hornby CO (GR 585683 at 10.15.  Use postcode LA2 8JR. Wray, Lower Salter, Wray Wood, Pike Gill Wood, Wray Bridge, Hornby. X.M. Aprox 10 miles.  


'B' – RIVINGTON BUNGALOW – 125 Preston bus and cars to Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Top Barn, Higher Derbyshires, Ormstons, Harts Houses. 8 miles.


'C' – HEATON PARK – Meet at Hough Fold Way, Harwood, BL2 3LR for transport to Radcliffe Metro Station (bring bus passes).  Cars direct to Radcliffe Metro M26 2BY 1st tram after 10.30. Walk around the park perimeter. 6 miles.


18th July


PRESIDENTS WALK – Meet at Last Drop top CP for 10.30 start. ‘A'/ 'B' – Little Stanrose Farm, New Butterworths, Stone Circle, Entwistle Reservoir,New House Farm, Holly Bank, Clough House, Last Drop. 8 ¾  miles. C – Horribin Fold, Turton Bottoms, The Barlow, Turton Tower, Golf Course, Last Drop. 6 ½ miles. TBA


25th July


'A' – FAR EASTERN FELLS – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.30.  Walk starts from CP at end of Hartsop Village (CA11 ONZ) at 10.00. Grey Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Caudale Moor, Hartsop Dodd. 10 miles, climbing 3200 feet – mountain walk


'B' – HEMPSHAWS – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Yarrow Reservoir, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough Hempshaws, Will Nar, Belmont Road, Pigeon Tower, Browne Hill, Knowle House, Rivington Hall Drive. 8.5 miles.  


'C' –  HAIGH HALL – Cars to Haigh Hall for 10.30 start. Cars to Blundell Lane for 10.30 start. Little Scotland, Abbey Farm, Arley Hall, Canal, Haigh Hall, Blackrod. 6 miles.


1st August – COACH TRIP – GRASSINGTON


'A' – High Lane, Hole Bottom, Hebden Beck, Kelber, Conistone, Dales Way, Grassington. Approx 11 miles and some rough moorland. Full details of walks will be announced on the trip. There will be comfort stops on the trip


8th August


‘A’ - DOLPHINHOLME – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Dolphinholme GR SD 51725348 at 10.00. Wyre Way, Brook House, Hare Appletree, Crag End. X.R.  


‘B’ - CHAPEL IN THE FIELD – Bus and cars to Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Barrow Bridge, Burnt Edge, Wildersmoor, Harts Houses, Chapel in the field, High Rid, Doffcocker Lodge, Moss Bank Park. 8.5 miles.


'C' – WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Wayoh CP, Wheatsheaf Clough, Isherwood Fold, Barlow Institute, Turton Bottoms.

6.5 miles.


15th August


'A' – RIBCHESTER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from outside Ribchester Arms  Hotel at 10.15.  Parking Ribchester CP (PR3 2ZH Pay and Display) Ribble Way, Hough Wood, Trough House, Brockhall Farm, Copster Hall. X.M.


'B' – AROUND ANGLEZARKE – 125 bus and cars to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Avenue at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start.

Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Spitters Edge, Great Hill, Drinkwaters,White Coppice, Anglezarke East. Y.M.


'C' – LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start.

Yarrow & High Bullough Reservoirs, Lead Mines Clough, Lower Barn. 6 miles.


22nd August


‘A’ - PENNYGHENT – Meet at Aldi CP. Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Horton in Ribblesdale CP BD24 OHF at 10.30. Pennyghent, Plover, Hull Pot. XR.


‘B’ - HEAPY – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington Hall Drive, Hallsworth Fold, Holland Fold, Tow Path, Knowsley, Tootals Farm, High Bullough. Y.M.


‘C’ -  TURTON TOWER – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir, Barlow Institute, Birches, Littermans Bridge, Turton Tower. 6 miles.


29th August


'A ' – KIRKBY LONSDALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from near the river bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale GR SD614782 at 10.15. Hollin Hall, Hawkrigg, Densbiggin, Casterton. X.R.  


'B' – PIKE COTTAGE – 125 bus and cars to Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Matchmoor Lane, Heather Hall, Two Lads, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Tigers Clough, Wilderswood. 9 miles.


'C' – BRINSCALL CAR RAMBLE – Meet at Brinscall Baths for 10.30 start. Goyt, White Coppice, Tootals Farm, Brinscall Abbey Village, Pike Lowe, Brinscall. 6.5 miles.  


5th September


'A '- BOWSTONES – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00or at Holehouse Lane CP (GR SJ 926789) where the walk starts at 10.15. Clarence Mill, Gritstone Trail, Bowstones, Throstlesnest Farm, Middlewood Way, Macclesfield Canal. X.M.


'B' – WARPERS TRAIL – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Wayoh West, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Entwistle South, Clough House. 8 miles.


'C' –  CLIFTON MARINA – 524 Bus to Moses Gate Country Park.  Cars to bottom car park for 10.30 start. Rock Hall, Footpath to Farnworth Cemetery, Kearsley woods, Stoneclough, Clifton, Ringley, Lower Canal, Moses Gate Country Park. 6 miles.


12th September – COACH TRIP – PATELEY BRIDGE


Meet at Bolton bus station stand (Stand G) for 8.30 start. Full details of walks will be announced on the trip. There will be comfort stops on the trip.


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19th September


‘A’ - DOWHAM – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.00 from the main CP at Downham (GR 784442) at 10.00. Swanside, Sawley, Ribble Way, Chatburn, Worsaw Hill. Y.F.   


‘B’ - BOWSTONE HILL – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood (park at the back of Morrisons on the side street for 10.30 start. Brook Fold Lane, Bowstone Hill, Stormer Hill, Two Brooks, Affetside, Cromptons, Kingfisher Trail, Bradshaw. Y.M.


‘C’ - FREDA'S WAY – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich for 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start, Rivington Hall Barn, Village, Yarrow Reservoir, Overflow, High Bull Reservoir, The Street, Rivington Hall Drive. 6 miles.


26th September


'A' PARTY WEEKEND


'B' – DUNHAM MASSEY – Meet at Radcliffe Metro at 9.30. Bring bus/train passes.  Train to Altrincham, leave train at Timperley.  Follow canal to Dunham Massey. Lunch at Dunham Massey with time to walk round estate/grounds, (hope to see the deer). Meet at main gates for the bus to Altrincham and tram back to Radcliffe. Y.M.


'C' – 7 ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starts at Oakenbottom Road, Off  Bury Road for 10.30 start. 7 Acres and Leverhulme Park. 5-6 miles.


3rd October – Arnside weekend.


10th October


COACH TRIP to SETTLE

Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


'A' – Settle, Stackhouse, Feizor, Smearsett Scar, Stainforth, Upper Winskill, Langcliffe, Settle.10 miles and great views of the Dales countryside.


'B' Settle, Langcliffe Village, Upper Winskill, Cattrigg Force, Victoria Cave, Warrendale Knotts, Settle. 8 miles climbing 800 feet at an easy pace, superb limestone scenery.


'C' – Settle, Dales highway to Stainforth and return by Langcliffe. 6.5 miles low level walk.


Full details of all walks will be announced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip.

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