Bolton CHA Rambling Club Saturday Rambles Summer 2018

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SATURDAY RAMBLES


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


21st April - CLUB WEEKEND - GLARAMARA


Booking starts for the Llangollen coach trip on 12th May


28th April

‘A’ - MILLS OF THE CALDER VALE BROCK -  Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.15 from Calder Vale CP, Long Row, Calder Vale PR3 1SQ. Cobble Hey, High House Farm, Brock Bottom, Nigher Brock Bridge, Boggy Wood, Calder Vale. X.F. Hilary Walton.


‘B’ - BUNGALOW GROUNDS – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Rivington School, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Rivington, Dean Brook, Overflow Steps, Street Drive, Fisherman's Walk, Dryfield Lane. Y.M. Lesley Johnson


‘C’ - LAST DROP – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Golf course, Last Drop, Jumbles, Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Embankment, Turton Tower. 6 miles. Gordon Hughes & Anne Moller


5th May

A – RIVINGTON'S RUINS, FOLLIES AND ANTIQUITIES - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.20.  Walk starts from Lever Park Gates, near Crown roundabout, Horwich at 10am.  Buses 125, 126 and 575 from Bolton.  On street parking.  No toilets at start. No dogs. Rivington  Pike, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Hempshaws, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Pikestones and Rivington Castle. 11 miles. Steve Almond.

 

B – HOLLYMOUNT – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Slack Lane, Affetside, Two Brooks, Hollymount, Top 'o' Quarlton, Pallet, Turton Bottoms. Y.M. Gordon Hughes


C – FREDA'S WAY – 125 Preston bus and cars to Lever Park at 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington Hall Barn, Freda's Way, High Bullough Reservoir, Dean Wood House, Anglezarke Embankment, The Street.

6 miles. Linda Almond


12th May – COACH TRIP – LLANGOLLEN. Meet at Bolton bus station stand (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


A – Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran, Offa's Dyke Path, Clwydian Way, Abbey, Shropshire Cara, Llangollen. 10 miles. Peter Murray.


B – Llangollen, Offa's Dyke Path, Valle Crucis Abbey, Horseshoe Falls, Canal Towpath.

8 miles. Frank Atherton


C – Llangollen, Canal and Castle. 6.5 miles height gain 442 metres.  From the town centre, cross the bridge over the river Dee: short climb to the canal.  Into open countryside and uphill to where Castell Dinas stands.  We gradually descend by a track and fields above the ruins of Vale Crucis Abbey: joining the canal again near the motor museum; followed by the towpath back to the town. Frank Wall


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


19th May

‘A’ - TOTTRIDGE/BURNSLACK - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.00 from Chipping Central CP (PnD) – or adjacent side street. Dinkling Green, Lickhurst Farm, Totridge 497m, Burnslack Fell. 11/12 miles, Climbing approx 1300ft.  Some rough moor. Garth Aspden.


'B' – BURRS COUNTRY PARK – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start.

Grant's Tower, Buckhurst, Broomses, Burrs Country Park, Summerseat. Y.M. Mary Turner


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


Booking starts for the Bakewell coach trip on 16th June


26th May

‘A’ - 4 HILLS.  Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 - Walk starts from X Guns public house, Egerton at 9.20.  Pub CP is the opposite side of the road from the Cross Guns, A 666. Winter Hill, Great, Turton Moor, Turton Heights, X Guns. 12/13 miles. Garth Aspden


‘B’ - WARPERS' TRAIL – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Wayoh East, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Turton & Entwistle Reservoirs South, Clough. Y.M. Frank Atherton


‘C’ – SUMMERSEAT GARDEN CENTRE – Cars to Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook.  Walk starts here on Lumb Car Road (B6214, left at junction with Bolton Road) at 10.30. Summerseat Garden Centre, Chest Wheel, Burrs Country Park, Touch Road Farm, Nabb's Farm, Brooksbottom. 6.5 miles. Mary Turner


2nd June

‘A’ - WHITE NANCY AND TEGG'S NOSE – Meet at  Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Adlington Road CP – post code SL10 5JT (GR SJ930790) at 10.15. White Nancy, Kerridge Ridge, Tegg's Nose, Walker Barn, Hazelhurst Farm, Rainhow Hill. X.R. Alan Simkin.


‘B’ - FISHERMANS' WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fishermans' Walk, Street Driver, Overflow Steps, Dean Brook, Rivington, Horwich. Y.M. Frank Atherton


‘C’ - BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 bus to Harwood.  Cars park on the road near 'The Old Post Office' on Bradshaw Road, Harwood.  The walk also starts from there. Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles. Olive Magee


9th June

'A' – SAWLEY – GISBURN CIRCULAR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.15 from the Spread Eagle Pub, Sawley BB7 4NH. Sawley, Dockber, Gisburn Coates, Gisburn, Bolton Hall, Sawley. X.F. Hilary Walton.


'B' – CAR RAMBLE – HURST GREEN – Meet at Topps Tiles (park on Holland Street) at 9.30. Walk starts from Hurst Green at 10.30. Hurst Green, Cromwell's Bridge, River Ribble, Hurst Green. Y.M. Keith Barnett


'C' – SUNNYHURST WOODS – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Step Back, Lychgate, Sunnyhurst Visitor Centre, Winter Hill, Weasel Lane, Higher Hill Farm. 6 miles. Derek Jackson


16th June – COACH TRIP to BAKEWELL. Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


'A' – Edensor, Chatsworth, Calton Lees, Rowsley, Bouns Corner, Haddon Park, Bakewell. Approx 10.5 miles. Sarah Ozanne


'B' – Bakewell, Haddon Hall, Youlgrave, Over Haddon, Bakewell. 8.5 miles Height Gain 250 metres. Frank Wall


'C' – The White Lodge, River Wye, Monsal Viaduct, Headstone Tunnel, Monsal Trail, Ashford in the Water, Ashford Lake, Endcliffe Wood, Bakewell. This a low level walk of approx 5 to 6 miles in the Wye Valley area.  The drop off point will be just after Taddington. Pauline Francis.


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


23rd June

‘A’ - ALDEN BROOK – Meet at  Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from the Hare & Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook at 9.45. (Use post code BL0 9RY).

Peel Tower, Harcles Hill, Pilgrims' Cross, Torside, Buckden Woods, Chatterton. X.R. Anne & Malc Delaney.


‘B’ - CHAPEL IN THE FIELD – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Barrow Bridge, Burnt Edge, Wildersmoor, Harts Houses, Chapel in the Field, High Rid, Doffcocker.

Y.M. Janet Taylor


‘C’ - WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir CP, Wayoh Reservoir Extension, Wheatsheaf Clough, Isherwood Fold, Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower. 6 miles. Peter Murray


30th June

'A' – RAIL RAMBLE – CHINLEY – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.40.  Walk starts at 10.30 at Chinley Station. Chinley, Rushup Edge, Castleton and Hope.  Depending on station Saturday closures, may have to start from Radcliffe station.  If so I will pick up at Aldi time to be decided. 10 miles moderate. Alan Turner.


'B' – STONE CIRCLE – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Stone Circle, 3 Lowes, Wayoh West, Barlow Institute, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles East. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes


'C' – HIGH RID – Bus and cars to Lostock Station.  Walk starts at 11.00.Woodlands, High Rid Reservoir, Fall Birch Road, Ox Hey Lane, Bolton Golf Course. 6 miles. Stella Liversidge


7th July

‘A’ - WHITBARROW SCAR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at Witherslack (off A590, M6 to Barrow in Furness Road) at 10.15. Park on Lane near the Derby Arms Hotel, Witherslack LA11 6RH. High Fell End, Yewbarrow, Witherslack Hall, Lords Seat, Buck House Wood, Millside. Y.R. Danny Mangan.


‘B’ - WINTER HILL – Meet at Georges Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start. Georges Lane, Holden's, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Brounds, Derbyshires. Y.M. Lesley Johnson


‘C’ - AFFETSIDE – Cars to Pack Horse, Affetside.  Cars park near public house for 10.30 start. Two Brooks, Croichley Fold, Hollymount, Greenmount. 6 miles. Frank Wall


Booking starts for the Hawes coach trip on 4th August


14th July

‘A’ KENTMERE HORSESHOE - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.00. Walk starts from Kentmere Church at 9.30. Mountain walk – 8 summits from Yoke to Shipman Knotts.12 miles climbing 3800 feet. Hilary Walton & Steve Almond


‘B – WORTHINGTON LAKES – Cars to Vicarge Road CP, Blackrod for 10.30 start. Blackrod Bottoms, Worthington Lakes, Arley, Haigh. Y.M. Peter Gaskell


‘C’ - LYME PARK - Meet at Bolton Station at 8.50 (bring bus pass) when we will be informed of the time of the train.  Alight at Middlewood Station. Middlewood Way, Lyme View Marina, Trostlewood Park, Lyme Park, Return to Disley Station. 6 miles. Chris Coughlin


21st July

‘A’ - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from lay-by near Public House just before entrance to Sizergh Castle (LA8 8DZ) at 10.15. Nannypike Lane, Hawes Bridge, Bradley Field, Scout Scar, Wells Garth, Sizergh Castle. X.R. Anne Cash


‘B’ - SPITLERS EDGE – Cars to side roads to the rear of the Belmont Bull Hotel, Belmont for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.M. 8 miles. Frank Atherton


C’ - SUMMERSEAT GARDEN CENTRE – Cars to Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook.  Walk starts here on Lumb Carr Road (B6214), left at junction with Bolton Road) at 10.30. Chest Wheel, Burrs Country Park, Touch Road Farm, Nabb's Farm, Brooksbottom. 6.5 miles. Mary Turner

        

28th July

'A' – SCALD BANK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from CP on canal near Foulridge Canal Cruises (postcode BB8 7PP) at 10.00 Hurst Hill, Pennine Bridleway, Scald Bank, Kelbrook Wood, Cragg Farm, Daubers Bridge, Foulridge. X.M. Sarah Ozanne


'B' – WHEELTON MOOR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to go to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Moor Plantation, White Coppice. Y.R. Derek Jackson


'C' –  WILCOCKS FARM – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fishermans' Walk, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow East, Dean Wood, Rivington Hall Barn, Horwich. 6 miles. Mavis Taylor


4th August – COACH TRIP – HAWES. Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


'A' – IN SEARCH OF RED SQUIRRELS – Hawes, Haylands Bridge, Hardraw, Pennine Way, Cotterdale, Thwaite Bridge, Appersett, Hawes. X.R. Alan Simkin


'B' – Hawes Town Centre, Gayle, Cross Roman Road, Above Countersett, Hawes End, Burtersett, Back to Gayle & Hawes. 8.5 miles, moderate. Derek Jackson


'C' – 'Ten End' – From the National car park in Hawes, walk over to the village of Gayle, turn right onto the Pennine Way and straight on Gaundy Lane and on to the Pennine Way, over Rottenstone Hill and on to Sheepfolds, past Shake Holes and reaching Ten End: take the right hand lane (off Pennine Way) and follow Cam Road.  At Bands Lane turn right and then left at Low Bands, taking us back to Gayle. 6.5 miles, height climb. 330 metres. Frank Wall


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


11 August

‘A’ - LADYBOWER/DERWENT VALLEY – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.45.  Walk starts from Ladybower Reservoir (GR 194864) at 10.15. Postcode S33 OAX can be used for the Ladybower Inn, but ring for exact parking details nearby. Cut throat bridge, Wheel Stones, Salt Cellar, Cakes of Bread, Back Tor, Derwent. Y.R. Anne & Malc Delaney.


‘B’ - SOLOMON'S TEMPLE – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Rocky Brook, Slipper Lowe, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Moor, Solomon's Temple, Roddlesworth. Y.R. Derek Jackson


'C' – ELLERBECK WOODS – Cars meet at far end of Jubilee Playing Fields (Jubilee CP), Adlington (turn left at Clayton Arms public house) for 10.30 start. Canal Bank, Ellerbeck Wood, River Yarrow, Duxbury Park, Spring Wood, Canal Bank. 7 miles, Judith Pilkington


18th August

'A' – BLACKSTSONE EDGE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Hollingworth Lake CP OL15 OAQ at 10am GR 934150. Hollingworth Lake, Lydgate, Blackstone Edge, Tag Heys, Tunshill Lane. X.R. Chris Deacon.


'B' – HAIGH – Meet at Balcarres Arms, Haigh for 10.30 start. Canal, Plantation Gates, Douglas Valley, Haigh Hall Grounds. Y.M. Peter Murray


'C' – 7 ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starts at Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury Road at 10.30. 7 Acres Park and Leverhulme Park. 5-6 miles. Audrey Dempsey & Keith Brazier


Booking starts for the Coniston coach trip on 15th September


25th August

‘A’ - CRONKSHAW CHAIR - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Spring Wood CP (postcode BB7 9UE) at 10.00. Bowley Scout Camp, Dean Clough Reservoir, Cronkshaw, Whittams Farm. Y.M. Eileen Bradshaw.


‘B’ - 3 LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Wayoh East, Entwistle, Clough, Horrobins. Y.M. Gordon Hughes


‘C’ - MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARK – 524 bus to Moses Gate Country Park. Cars park at bottom CP for 10.30 start. Nob End, Top Canal, Oakwood, Ringley Woods, Bottom Canal, Rock Hall.6 miles.  Terry & Hazel Kirane.


1st September

A – CALDER VALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Calderbank Country Lodge, Oakenclough (postcode PR3 1UL) at 10.15. Rough Moor, Bleasdale Tower, Jack Anderton Bridge, High Moor, Butt Hill, Oakenclough. X.M. Sarah Ozanne


B – RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to go 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. Julia Watmough


C – TURTON TOWER – Cars to Turton Tower for 11.00 start.  Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir, Barlow Institute, Birches, Jumbles, Litherman's Bridge, Turton Tower. 7 miles. Keith Brazier & Audrey Dempsey


8th September – PRESIDENTS' WALKS


'B' – HILLS, MILLS, ROCKS AND LOCKS - An easy 8/9 mile walk starting and finishing at Botany Bay. This will be lead by John Edge. Start time 10.30.


'C' – There will be a 'C' on the day of about 5/6 miles lead by Audrey Dempsey and Keith Brazier. Start time 11.30.


The walks will start from Botany Bay CP Grid Reference 591193.


The walks should end at approximately the same time and then all walkers can meet up for refreshments in the Botany Bay complex. There is also a public house at Botany Bay.


15th September – COACH TRIP – CONISTON. Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.


'A' – Copper Mines Valley, Levers Water, Swirl Hawes (650), Swirl How (800), Levers Hawes (700), Old Man (803), Slate Quarries, Coniston. Total Height Climbed approx 850/900m. Distance approx 10 miles. Garth Aspden


'B' – From the information centre, walk up to Far End, Yewdale, Shepards Bridge, Tilberthwaite.Horse Crag/Cottages/Coniston. 7.5 miles, height gain 400 metres. Frank Wall


'C' – Tarn How Circular. Coniston, Hill Fell Plantation, Tarn Howes, Tarn Howes Cottage, Cumbria Way (subject to change). 5-7 miles. Margaret Goudge


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


22nd September

‘A’ - EMBSAY CRAG – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Embsay (Approx Post Code BD23 6RB) GR SE 0099 5386 at 10.15. Embsay Crag, Deer Sallows Plain, Peggy West's Well, Halton Heights, Halton East, Holywell Halt.

X.R. Brian Thomas.


‘B’ - WIGAN GREAT HEART – Bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Ince for 10.30 start.

Top Lock, Haigh Hall, Sinclair Lane, Tow Path, Kirklas/Ince. Y.M. Peter Gaskell


‘C’ - WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 bus to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod.  Cars park nearby at Vicarage Road CP for 10.15 for transport to the Tree Barn, Blundell Lane.  Walk starts at 10.30. Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Worthington Lakes, Arley Hall, Blackrod. 6 miles. Edna Barlow


29th September

'A' – RYDAL HALL WEEKEND


'B' – SNIG HOLE – Cars to Peel Tower CP for 10.30 start. Robin Hood's Well, Snig Hole, Irwell Vale, Peel Tower CP. Y.M. Margaret Padfield


'C' – WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Carts to Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Kay's Farm, White Coppice, East of Reservoir, Anglezarke CP. 6 miles. Kath Powter


6th October

‘A’ -  SINGING RINGING TREE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at Clowbridge Reservoir CP on A682 Rawtenstall to Burnley Road (GR 823280) at 10.00. Burnley Way, Townley Hall, Spring Gardens, Crown Point,White Hill. X.R. Danny Mangan


‘B’ - WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to go to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Anglezarke Reservoir East, White Coppice Grey Heights, Street Drive. Y.M. Julia Watmough


‘C’ -  – BARROW BRIDGE – Cars park in Whitehill Lane, off  Belmont Road for 10.30 start. Barlow Park, Ravedon Clough, Smithills Hall, Moss Bank Park, Barrow Bridge, Sheep House Farm, Tippett House, Horrocks Fold. 6 miles. Michael Langdon


13th October

‘A’ - ARNSIDE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Arnside at 10.15. Old Railway Track, Storth, Beetham and Hazelslack. 10 miles. Alan Turner.


‘B’ - ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's via Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes  ‘C’ - TWO LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles CP. 7 miles. Peter Morgan


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