Bolton CHA Rambling Club - Saturday Rambles Summer 2019

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SATURDAY RAMBLES


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


20th April

COACH TRIP – SEDBURGH Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.

'A' – Sedburgh, Rawthey Valley, Cautley Spout, The Calf, Calders, Sedburgh.11 miles mountain walk, 2000 feet. Steve Almond

'B' – Bridge End, Brigeflatts, Birks, Millthrop Bridge, Fairfield Mill, Straight and Settlebeck Bridge, Sedburgh.7 miles (may be subject to change to increase the mileage). Pauline Francis

'C' – Sedburgh, Howgill Lane,Under Winder, Ingmire Hall, River Rawthey, Birks Hill, Sedburgh.6.5 miles. Frank Atherton


27th April

‘A’ - LOTHERSDALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Lothersdale GR SD9664 4582 approx post code BD20 8EQ at 10.15. Parking on main road through village, top of the hill on the right.High Wind Hill, Lumb, Earl Crag, Wainmans Pinnical, Bridge End, Cook House, Stone Gappe.X.R. Brian Thomas

‘B’ - LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 bus to Lever Park Ave, Horwich for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dyke Park, Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepson's Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Rivington Hall Drive. Y.M. Jullia Watmough

‘C’ - HIGH RID – Bus and cars to Lostock Station.  Walk starts at 11.00 Woodlands, High Rid Reservoir, Fall Birch Road, Ox Hey Lane, Golf Course.5 miles. Edna Barlow


4th May

A – MARPLE MEANDER – RAIL RAMBLE - Meet at Bolton Station at 8:45.  Walk starts from Brabyns Park CP (free) off Bradyns Brow, Marple Bridge (GR 964895) at 10.15. Peak Forest Canal, Bottoms Bridge, The Banks, Tanpits Farm, Sett Valley Trail, Millenium Bridge, Hague Bar, Strawberry Hill. Alan S

B – STONE CIRCLE – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start.Stone Circle, 3 Lowes, Wayoh West, Barlow Institute, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles East.Y.M. Ray Jennings.

C – WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Cars 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. Frank Atherton


11th May

'A' – TURTON HEIGHTS – (Manchester Walking Festival) – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30.  Walk starts from Bromley Cross Station GR 727 132 at 10.00.Turton Tower, Turton Heights, Entwistle Station, Wayoh Reservoir, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles.X.M. Chris Deacon.

'B' – ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start.Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's vis Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms.Y.M. Gordon Hughes

 'C' – CAR RAMBLE – WHALLEY NAB – 125 Harwood bus and cars to the rear of Morrison CP, Harwood for 9.30 and then on to CP for start of the walk. Whalley Nab, Whalley Abbey, Whalley Golf Course, Gamecock Inn, Whalley Nab back to Whalley.6 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


18th May

COACH TRIP – STAVELEY Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.

'A'/'B' – Staveley, Dales Way, Hagg Foot, Potter Tarn, Gurnal Dubs, Garnett Bridge Wood, Brunt Knot Farm, Staveley.X.R. Alan Simkin

 'C' – Darley Bridge, The Dales Way, Cowan Head, Staveley Park, and the boatyard where you can either go in to the brewery and have a pint or stop for afternoon tea. 5 miles low level walking. Pauline Francis.


25th May

‘A’ - RIVINGTON MOOR – Meet at Lever Park Gates, Horwich, near Crown Roundabout.  Walk starts at 10am.  Buses 126, 126 and 575 from Bolton.  On street parking.  No toilets at start, No dogs. Rivington, Sheepfold, Hempshaws, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow Reservoir, Rivington Castle.11 miles.  Some rough moorland walking. Steve Almond

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

 ‘C’ – SEVEN ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starts at Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury Road at 11.007 Acres and Leverhulme Park.5-6 miles. Keith Brazier


1st June

‘A’ - ECCLESTON – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street BL1 4HU at 9.00. Walk starts from The Hawthorns a residential street in Eccleston (PR7 5QN) at 10.00. Eccleston Bridge, Lord's Wood, Mawdesley, Pyebrook Hall, Big Wood, Eccleston. Sarah O

‘B’ - TWO LADS AND WILDERSMOOR – Cars to Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start.Barrow Bridge, Walker Fold, Holden's, Two Lads, Pike Cottage, Wildersmoor, Burnt Edge, Little Dakins, Barrow Bridge.8 miles. Steve Almond

‘C’ - FREDA'S WAY – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich,  Cars to Lever Park Ave for 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Walk to be explained at the start point.6.5 miles. Linda Almond


8th June

'A' WHALLEY NAB – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Cars to Springwood CP (BB7 9UE) on the A 671 (GR 742361) at 10.00Nab Wood, River Calder, Read Hall, Wiswell, Commonside .X.M. Danny Mangan

'B' – DARWEN MOOR – Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand 'C') (check times with leader) for bus to Darwen bus station.  Walk starts from Deli Carlo cafe (opposite the bus station BB3 1BG) at 10.30. Darwen, Jubilee Tower, Step Back, Roddlesworth, Tockholes, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen.Y.M. Steve Almond

'C' – HAIGH HALL – 575 Wigan bus from Bolton interchange to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod.  Cars to park at Goose and Gander CP  for 10.30 start. Little Scotland, Abbey Farm, Arley Hall, Canal, Haigh Hall, Blackrod.6 miles. Beryl Barrack


15th June

'A' – SUTTON IN CRAVEN – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Cars to Sutton in Craven for 10.15 start.Low Fold, Pole Stoop, Goose Eye, Laycock, Steeton Moor, Sutton in Craven.Y.R. Anne & Malc Delaney

'B' – TWO LAKES – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start.Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles.Lunch and Nibbles at Irwell Vale Station.Y.M. Frank Atherton

'C' – SUNNYHURST WOODS – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start.Step Back, Lych Gate, Sunnyhust Visitors Centre, Winter Hill, Higher Hill Farm.6 miles. Frank Wall


22nd June

COACH TRIP – KIRKBY STEPHEN Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.

'A'/'B' – Bollam Bridge, Millennium Footbridge, Nateby, Lammerside Castle, Carr House, Pendragon Castle,Kirkby Stephen.Approx 9 miles. Sarah Ozanne.

 'C' – This will be a scenic and low level walk.  It will probably encompass a stretch along the river, the exploration of a castle site, Stenkrith Park and more.  Further details about this lovely walk will be revealed on the day.5-6 miles. Pauline Francis.


29th June

'A'  LANGDALE PIKES - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.30.  Walk starts at 10.15 from the National Trust CP, New Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale.Loft Crag, Pike o' Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott. Mountain Walk 10 miles 2800 ascent. Hilary Walton & Steve Almond.  'B' – WORTHINGTON LAKES – Meet at Vicarage Road CP for 10.30 start. Blackrod Bottoms, Worthington Lakes, Arley, Haigh.8 miles. Peter Gaskell

'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.Summerseat Garden Centre, Chest Wheel, Burrs Country Park, Touch Road Farm, Nabbs Farm, Brooksbottom.6 miles. Mary Turner.


6th July

‘A’ - GLASSON DOCK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Glasson DockCP (LA2 0BZ) at 10.15.Lancaster Canal, Ellel Grange, Cockerham, Cockersands, Marsh Lane.X.M. Danny Mangan

‘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 Reservoir, Doffcocker Lodge.Y.M. Janet Taylor.

 ‘C’ - WILCOCKS FARM – 125 bus and cars to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start.Dryfield Lane, Fishermans' Walk, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow East, Dean Brook, Rivington Hall Barn, Horwich.6.5 miles. Chris Coughlin


13th July

PRESIDENTS WALK125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start.Bowling Club, Street Drive, Healy Nab, White Coppice, Anglezarke, Overflow Steps, Bowling Club. Please contact Alan if you wish just to go direct to the Bowling Club without walking for approx time that the walkers with be arriving there. 7 miles. Alan Turner.


20th July

‘A’ - WAINSTONES – Meet at Bolton station at 8.45 for train to Piccadilly.  Walk starts at 10.30 from Glossolp Station.Shelf Benches, James's Thorn, B29 site, Wainstones, Cock Hill.X.R. Steve Almond

‘B’ - HOLE IN ONE – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start.Torra Manor, Golf Club, Turton Bottoms, Wayoh West, Witton Weavers Way, Clough House, Turton Tower.Y.M. 8 miles.  Anne Moller & Sue Chapman

C’ - WHITE COPPICE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Cars to Lever Park Ave for 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.


27th July

'A' – KINDER SCOUT – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.15 at the Lay BY on the A624, 2 miles south of Glossop (GR 034908).Harry Hut, Mill Hill (Pennine Way), Kinder Scout, Kinder Downfall, Red Brook, Kinder Reservoir, Chunal Summit.X.R. Alan Simkin

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

 'C' –  TORRA BARN – Cars to Eagley Cricket Ground for 11.00 start.Dunscar Fold, Smith Lane, Turton Golf Course, Torra Barn, Lunch at Turton Tower, Eagley.6 miles. Stella Liversidge.


3rd August – COACH TRIP – MALHAM

Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.'A' – Malham, Janet's Foss, Weets Top, Calton, Airton, Kirkby Malham, Malham.Aprox 9 miles. Hilary Walton

'B' – Malham, Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, Malham Cove, Malham.8 miles  Frank Atherton

'C' – Details will be passed around the coach on the day of the trip. Audrey Dempsey. Full details of all walks will be announced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip.


10th August

‘A’ - WEST BRADFORD – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at the Village Hall CP (Post Code BB7 4TE, SD 747447) at 10.15Grindleton, Lawson House, Beacon Hill, Bradford Fell. X.M. 10 miles. Eileen Bradshaw

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

'C' – WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Cars to Turton Tower for 11.00 start.Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir CP, Wayoh Reservoir Extension, Wheatsheaf Clough, Isherwood Fold, Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower.6 miles. Peter Murray.


17th August

'A' – ARNCLIFFE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Arncliffe, Yorkshire Dales GR SD 9315 7185.  Post Code for Falcon Inn is BD23 5QE.Hawkswick Cote, High Cote Moor, Great Close, Clowder, Yew Cogar Scar.X.R. Brian Thomas.

'B' – LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet at Lever Park Ave AT 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dyke Path, Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepsons Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Rivington Hall Drive.Y.M. Julia Watmough

'C' – NUTTALL PARK – Cars to Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start.Stubbins, Strongstry, Orwell Vale, Old Railway Line. 6 miles. Frank Atherton


24th August

‘A’ - STANAGE EDGE – RAIL RAMBLE – Meet at Bolton Railway Station at 8.40.  Walk starts from Hope Station at 10.30.Whin Hill Ladybower, Moscar Cross, Stanage Edge and Hathersage.11 miles Moderate. Alan Turner.

‘B’ - HOLLYMOUNT – Meet at Jumbles CP for 10.30 start.Slack Lane, Hollymount, Two Brooks, Hollymount, Top 'o' Quarlton, Pallet, Turton Bottoms.Y.M. Margaret Padfield.

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


31st August

'A ' – PINHAW BEACON – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00  Walk starts from layby near Pinhaw Beacon (GR 939472) at 10.15.Lothersdale, Surgill Beck, Elslack Reservoir, Pennine Way.X.R. Anne Cash.

 'B' – 2 LAKES – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles. Y.M. Frank Atherton

'C' – DOFFCOCKER (New Walk) – 125 Preston bus to Doffcocker public house.  Cars to Doffcocker Lodge CP adjacent to Triangle Chorley Old Road for 10.30 start.Boot Lane, Old Links Golf Course, Sheep House Farm, Tippett House, Moss Bank Park, Doffcocker. Approx 6 miles. Margaret Goudge.


7th September

'A '- ACCRINGTON MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at Clough Head CP (Post code BB4 4AT) at 9.45.The walk includes Haslingden, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington Moors plus farmland paths.About 10 miles. Peter Brazier.

'B' – WIGAN GREAT HEART – Bus and cars to Morrison's CP, Ince for 10.30 start.Top Lock, Haigh Hall, Sinclair Lane, Tow Path, Kirklas/Ince.Y.M. Peter Gaskell.

'C' – MOSES GATE – 524 bus to Moses Gate Country Park.  Cars to bottom CP for for 10.30 start.Top Canal, Ringlwy, Prestolee, Moses Gate.6 miles. Audrey Dempsey


14th September

COACH TRIP – GRASMERE

Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.'A' – Ambleside, Loughrigg Fell, Silver How, Blearigg, Grasmere.10.5 mountain walk with 2685 feet of ascent. Danny Mangan & Peter Murray.

 'B' -  Loughrigg Tarn, huh High Close, Rydale Cave, Alcock Tarn (possible Heron Pike instead of Alcock Tarn), Grasmere.9 miles and some rough terrain. Peter Hulme.

'C' - The coffin trail, White Moss Common, Grasmere Water, Red Bank Wood, Loughrigg Terrace, Rydal Water and Park, and bus back to Grasmere.  The OAPs will be able to use their bus passes.  A moderate walk with a few ups and downs.5-6 miles approx. Pauline Francis


21st September

‘A’ - FIENDSDALE HEAD – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at 10.00 from the car park 1.5 miles NW of Chipping GR 602 442.  Blindhurst, Higher Fairsnape, Home House, Hazelhurst, Fiendsdale Head, Fairsnape, Parlick.X.R. Garth Aspden.

 ‘B’ - WINTER HILL – Meet at George's Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start.George's Lane, Trig Point, Holden's. Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Grounds, Derbyshires.Y.M. Janet Taylor

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


28th September

'A' – 'A' PARTY WEEKEND.

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

'C' – TURTON GOLF COURSE – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start.Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir, Barlow Institute, Birches, Jumbles, Littermans Bridge, Turton Tower 7 miles. Audrey Dempsey.


5th October

'A' – SCORTON – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Stret at 9.00.  Walk starts from the Square, Scorton at 10.00 (outside Scorton Barn PR3 1AU. GR (492488).Wyre Way, Throstle Nest Farm, Grizedale Lea Reservoir, Harrisend Fell, Street Bridge.X.R. Anne Cash.

'B' – RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – 125 Preston bus to Lever Park Ave, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start.Dean Wood, Alance Bridge, Jepsons Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Liverpool Castle, Higher Derbyshires.Y.M. Julia Watmough

'C' – SAMUEL CROMPTON'S WALK – 507 Harwood bus and cars to Morrison's, Harwood.  Cars park at the back of Morrison's on the road for 10.30 start.Longsight Park, Oaks Lane, Bank Top, Hall 'ith Wood, Firwood Fold, Longsight Park. 5 miles. Michael Langdon


12th October

‘A’ - RIBBLE VIEW – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from the Brownhilll Arms CP (behind the pub and over the railway at 9.45.  GR SD 687 310.Flash Gage, Ramsgreave, Showley Brook, Salesbury, Copster Green, Ribble, Osbaldeston, Mellor Hill.X.M. Garth Aspden.

 ‘B’ - STONE CIRCLE – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start.Stone Circle, 3 Lowes, Wayoh West, Barlow Institute, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles East.Y.M. Ray Jennings

 ‘C’ - 7 ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK LONG TRAIL – Walk starts at Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury road at 11.00.7 Acres Park and Leverhulme Park, Tonge Trail. 5 miles. Keith Brazier

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