Bolton CHA Rambling Club - Wednesday Rambles Summer 2019

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WEDNESDAY WALKS Summer 2019

Group 1 may walk at a faster pace

Group 2 are Intermediate walks between No 1 and No 3 walks

Group 3 walks are easier walks at a slower pace


24th April

1) WARPERS TRAIL – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Wayoh, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Turton & Edgworth Reservoir South, Clough House.9 miles. Steve Almond


2) PIKE COTTAGE – Meet at Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Matchmoor Lane, Quarry East, Two Lads, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Tigers' Clough, Ormstons, Wilderswood. Y.M. 7.5 miles.Julia Watmough


3) SUNNYHURST WOODS – Meet at Moss Bank Park CP at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Step Back, Lyche Gate, Sunnyhust Woods Visitor Centre, Winter Hill Weasel Lane, Higher Hill Farm, Ryal Fold. 6 miles. Frank Wall


1st May

1) HEALEY NAB – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Street Drive, Grey Heights, Healey Nab, White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rivington, Rivington Hall Drive.

Y.M. Jane Lane.


2) SPITLERS EDGE – Bus and cars to Belmont Bull for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Picadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.R. 8 miles. Sarah Ozanne


3) TWO LAKES – Meet at Jumbles CP, for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles. 6 miles. Kath & Enid


8th May

1) DUXBURY PARK – Cars to Duxbury Park CP, left at Frederick's Ice Cream Shep then first right and follow the road to the Golf Course CP for 10.30 start. River Yarrow, Coppull Hall Lane, Holts's Farm, White Crow, Worthington Lakes, Crawshaw Hall, Canal Tow Path, Ellerbeck, Duxbury Park. 8.5 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) RINGLEY WOOD – 524 bus to Moses Gate Country Park, Cars park at bottom car park for 10.30 start. Nob End, Top Canal, Oakwood, Ringley Woods, Bottom Canal, Rock Hall.

Y.M.7 miles. Alan & Joyce Simkin


3) AFFETSIDE – Cars to Pack Horse, Affetside. Cars park near the Public House for 10.30 start. Two Brooks, Croichley Fold, Hollymount, Greenmount. 6 miles. Frank Wall


15th May

1) CATTERNAB – Cars tp Belmont for 10.30 start. Hoarstones, Hordern Stoops, Catternab, The Pike, Spring Reservoir, Belmont. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Gill Chivers and Carole Finn


2) LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Preston but to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Sheepfold, Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepsons Gate, Manor House, Street Drive, Rivington Hall Drive.

Y.M. 8 miles. Frank Wall


3) LYME PARK – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.35 (bring bus passes) when we will be informed of the time of the trains. Rose Hill, Marple, Lyme Park. 6 miles. David Baguley


22nd May

1) HAWKSHAW AND AFFETSIDE (new walk) – Meet at Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook and park on Lumb Car Road for 10.30 start. Hollymount, Affetside, Hawkshaw, Holcomble Hey Fold, Redisher Wood. Y.M.8.5 miles. John Gillatt


2) STONE CIRCLE – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Stone Circle, Three Lowes, Wayoh West, Barlow Institute, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles. Y.M. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes


3) BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 Harwood bus to Morrisons, Harwood. Walk starts from the road at the back of Morrisons (where cars should park) at 10.30. Harwood Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles. Michael Langdon


29th May

1) TURTON MOOR – Meet at Cross Guns public house CP, Egerton for 10.30 start. Stones Bank, Higher Pastures, Turton Moor, Whewells, Turton Heights. Y.M. 8 miles. Garth Aspden


2) REDISHER WOODS (Ramsbottom) – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start.

Woodhey, Redisher Woods, Greenmount, Lower Summerseat. Y.M. 8 miles. Margaret Padfield.


3) SUMMERSEAT – Meet at Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Tagg Wood, Brooksbottom CC, Summersear, Nuttall Park. 6 miles. Keith & Frances Sandeford


5th June

1) CHAPEL IN THE FIELD – 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. Janet Taylor


2) TWO LADS AND WILDERSMOOR – Bus and 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. Y.M. 8 miles. Chris & Derek Cross


3) 7 ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starsts from Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury Road at 10.30. 7 Acres Park and Leverhulme Park. 5 6 miles. Keith Brazier


12th June

1) COKE OVENS – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Wayoh Reservoir West, Ramwell's Farm, Whittlestone Head, Higher Aushaw, Coke Ovens, The Naze, Wayoh Reservoir East, Edgworth. 8.5 miles. John Edge


2) BOOTH'S RESERVOIR – Meet at Cross Guns public house CP, Egerton for 10.30 start.

Longworth Clough, Winter Hill, Booths Reservoir, Dale Farm, Dunscar Golf Club. 7.5 miles. Garth Aspden


3) WORSLEY WOODS – 68 bus and cars to Lumber Lane (the Cock Inn) to meet cars at the corner of Walkden Road down track 50 yards from Cock Inn for 10.30 start. Roe Green, Worsley Woods, Worsley Village, Worsley Old Hall, Waklden Country Park. 7 miles. Frank Wall


19th June

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


2) SNIG HOLE – Meet at Peel Tower CP for 10.30 start. Chatterton Close, Cronkshaw Fold, Snig Hole, Irwell Vale, Tagg Wood. 8.5 miles. Janet Taylor


3) WILMSLOW – Meet at Bolton train station at 9.30. Train departs at 10.09 and walk starts at Wilmslow Station at 11.10. Wilmslow, The Carrs, The Klink, Style Village, Quarry Bank Mill, Ballin Way, The Carrs, Wilmslow. 5 ½ miles easy paths. Michael Langdon


26th June

1) THE MAST – Cars to Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Barrow Bridge, 63 Steps, Little Dakins, Burnt Edge, TV Mast, Coal Pit Road, Sheephouse Farm, Moss Bank Park. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


2) SPITLERS EDGE – Meet on the side roads at the back of the Belmont Bull public house for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spiters Edge, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. 8 miles. Peter Murray


3) TURTON GOLF COURSE – 507 Harwood bus to Mossisons, Harwood for 10.30 start. Cars park on the road at the back of Morrisons. Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles, Turton Tower, Golf Course, Last Drop, Ramwells Court, Grange Road, Bradshaw Cricket Ground, Morrison. 6.5 miles.Frank Wall


3rd July

1) WHEELTON MOOR – 125 Preston bus and cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Plantation, White Coppice. Y.M. Sarah Ozanne


2) DARWEN TOWER AND DONKEY BROW – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00. Walk starts from Ryal Fold CP at 10.30. Step Back Brook, Darwen Tower, Sunnyhurst, The Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Woods, Donkey Brow. 7 miles. Linda & Steve Almond


3) HIGH RID 540 or 740 bus to Hulton Lane. Cars park in Junction Road near Deane Church. Walk starts at 10.30. Footpath to Lostock Station, Woodlands, High Rid Reservoir, Fall Birch Road, Ox Hey Lane, Golf Course. 7.96 miles. Rita & Jean


10th July

COACH TRIP – SKIPTON

Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 9.00 departure. 'B' – High Bradley Farm, Kidwick Moor, Carr Bog Farm, Skipton Moor. Approx 9 miles. Sarah Ozanne. 'C' – This walk will be announced on the day, on the coach. Audrey Demsey & Frank Atherton. Full details of walks will be announced on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip


17th July

1) AROUND ANGLEZARKE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Spitlers Edgde, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, White Coppice, Anglezarke East.

8.5 miles. Steven Crossland


2) WITHNELL MOOR – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00. Walk starts from Ryal Fold CP at 10.30. Roddlesworth Reservoirs, Abbey Village, Withnell Moor, Stepping Stones, Rocky Brook.

7 miles. Linda & Steve Almond


3) BURRS COUNTRY PARK – (9.35) 273 Burnley bus to Holcombe Brook. Cars to Woodhey Road for 10.30 start. Greenmount, Kirlees, Burrs, Chest Wheel, Holcombe Brook. 6 miles.    Keith and Frances Sandeford


24th July

1) HOGHTON BOTTOMS – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.05 for transport to Hoghton Village Hall (PR5 0SG) for 10.30 start. Riley Green, River Darwen, Hoghton Bottoms, Leeds /iverpool Canal, Boatyard, Hoghton Bottoms. Y.M.9 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) PIKESTONES – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Pikestones, Jepsons Gate, Watermans Cottage, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rivington Hall Drive. Y.R. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


3) ICE CREAM WALK – (bring bus passes). Cars park at Georges Lane for 10.30 start Wallsuches, Higher Derbyshires, Rivington Lower Barn, Cunliffe Farm, Shaw Place, Slack's Farm, Hall'oth Hill, Cross canal and railway bridge to Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour. Catch 125 bus back toGeorges Lane. 6 miles. Michael Langdon


31st July

1) SUMMERSEAT SORTY – Park on Summerseat Lane towards mini roundabout (Newcombe Road) for 10.30 start. Tower Farm, Hollymount, Range House, Redisher Woods, Woodhey Y.M. Colin & Eileen Bradshaw

2) YARROW RESERVOIR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Cars to Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Rivington School, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow Reservoir East, Yarrow Reservoir West, Fishermans' Walk, Dryfield Lane, Lever Park Ave. 8 miles. Chris & Derek Cross


3 TURTON TOWER – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir, Barlow Institute, Birches, Jumbles, Litterman's Bridge, Turton Tower. 6 miles. Audrey Dempsey.


7th August

1) CROICHLEY FOLD – 507 Harwood bus and cars to Morrisons, Harwood for 10.30 start. Cars park on the road at the back of Morrisons. Tottington Road, Cromptons, Affetside, Two Brooks, Croichley Fold, Range House, Top of Quarlton, Turton Bottoms, Bradshaw. Y.M. 9 miles. Peter Hulme  


2) ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's via Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms. Y.M.8 miles. Gordon Hughes


3) CUTACRE – No 582 bus from Bolton bus station (Stand A) to St Helens Road Methodist Church (check trimes with leader). Park cars on Cuthbert Street/Cow Lane (bring bus passes).

Cow Lane, Cutacre, Petoria, Umbertion Farm. 6.5/7 miles. Jackie Parkinson.


14th August

1) PIKESTONES – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Pikestones, Jepsons Gate, Watermans Cottage, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rinington Hall Drive.

9 miles. Alan Turner


2) DEEPLY VALE – 471 bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Bury Road at 10.00 to transport passengers to Clarenced Lido,Walmersley Road, Bury (GR 810 822) for 10.30 start. Clarence Lido, Cob House Nab, Deeply Vale, Cheesden Brook, Mawkin Farm, Hercules Farm, Cheesden Woods, Clarence Lido. 8 miles. Margaret Padfield


3) HAIGH HALL – 575 interchange bus and cars to Vicarage Road CP, Blackrod for 10.30. Little Scotland, Abbey Farm, Arley Hall, Canal, Haigh Hall, Blackrod. 7 miles. Jean & Rita


21st August

COACH TRIP – HAWORTH. Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 9.00 departure. 'B' Bronte Way Circular. 8 miles. John Edge 'C' – Start from St Michael's Church, Haworth and into Penistone Park and onward to Bronte Way, passing Bronte Waterfalls, Westfield Farm on to Pin Hill End Farm. Along Moorhouse Lane and Marsh Lane and then further on to Sowdens Farm and back to the church. 6 miles. Frank Wall. Full details of walks will be announced on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip


28th August

1) SOLOMON'S TEMPLE – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Roddlesworth Reservoir East, Solomon's Temple, Drinkwaters, Great Hill, Picadilly, Slipper Lowe, Ryal Fold. 8.5 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) NANGREAVES – Meet at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Irwell, Walmersley, White Carr, Scotland Lane, Deeply Vale, Sales, Nangreaves. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner


3) WILCOCKS FARM – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fisherman's Walk, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow East, Dean Wood, Rivington Hall Barn, Horwich. 6 miles. Frank Wall


4th September


1) CADSHAW VALLEY – Meet at Batridge Road CP for 10.30 start. Entwistle South, Cadshaw Valley, Green Lowe, Brown Lowe, Witton Weavers Way, Lowe Hill, Entwistle East. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Jill Duffy.


2) BOOTH'S RESERVOIR (New walk) – No 1 Blackburn bus and cars to Cross Guns public house CP, Egerton for 10.30 start. Longworth Clough, Winter Hill, Booth's Reservoir, Dale Farm, Dunscar Golf Club. Y.M. 8 miles. Garth Aspden


3) SAMUEL CROMPTON WALK – 507 bus and cars to Morrisons, Harwood for 10.30 start.

Cars park on the Sports Ground CP off Longsight Lane, Harwood. The walk also starts from that point. Longsight Lane, Oakes Lane, Bank Top, Hall'ith Wood, Firwood Fold, Longsight Park. 5 miles. Michael Langdon


11th September

1) WAUGH'S WELL – Cars to Exchange Street, Edenfield. 1st left after the Rostron Arms public house for 10.30 start. Bleakholt, Turn, Fecit, Waugh's Well, Cowpe Lowe, Gin Croft Lane, Edenfield. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Paul Topping

2) EDENFIELD – Meet at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. River Irwell, Sheephey, Bleakholt, Dearden Brook, Edenfield Church, Strongstry, Ramsbottom. Y.R. 8 miles. Lois Williams & Jean Steele


3) FISHERMAN'S WALK – 125 Preston 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. 7 miles. Frank Atherton


18th September

1) WITTON WEAVERS WAY – No 1 Blackburn bus to Ciao Baby restraurant, Cars park on side roads at the back of Ciao Baby for 10.30 start. Turton Heights West, Whewells, Green Lowe, Higher Pastures Barn, Stones Bank. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Jane Lane


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

8 miles. Gordon Hughes


3) HOLLINGWORTH LAKE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.30 for 9.45 (check times with leader) train to Littleborough Station for 10.45 start. (bus passes required). Rochdale Canal, Ealees Valley, Golf Course, High Hollins, Rakewood. 6.5 miles. David Bagguley


25th September

1) NEW BUTTERWORTHS – Cars to Batridge Road CP for 10.30 start. Wayoh Reservoir, Chapeltown, Turton Tower, Torra Manor, Eagley, Dunscar Bridge, Dunscar Fold, New Butterworths, Batridge Road. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Alan Simkin


2) HEMPSHAWS – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Yarrow Reservoir, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Wil Nar, Belmont Road, Pigeon Tower, Brown Hill, Knowle House, Rivington Hall Drive. 8.5 miles. Jane Lane


3) KIRKLEES TRAIL – (10.15) 480 Bury bus to St Anne's Church, Tottington. Cars park on Royd Street. By the side of the churchyard for 11.00 start. Kirklees Trail to Burrs via the new Lottery bridge, Summerseat Cricket Ground, Tower Farm, Tottington. 6 miles. Keith & Frances Sandeford.


2nd October

1) HEAPY – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Hallsworth Fold, Holland Fold, Tow Path, Knowley, Tootals Farm, High Bullough. 9 miles. Alan Turner


2) BOWSTONE HILL – Meet at the road at the back of Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start.

Brookfold Lane, Bowstone Hill, Stormer Hill, Two Brooks, Affetside, Cromptons, Bradshaw Bottoms. 8 miles. Alan & Joyce Simkin


3) FREDA'S WAY – 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. Rivington Hall Barn, Freda's Way, High Bullough Reservoir, Dean Wood House, Anglezarke Embankmnet, The Street. 6 miles. Linda Almond


9th October

INFORMAL MINI WEEK


16th October

1) MUSBURY HEIGHTS – Meet at side roads at the back of Morrisons CP, Harwood at 10.00 for transport to Helmshore Textile Museum CP (opposite Musbury Fabrics) for 10.30 start.

Holden Wood, Calf Hey, Musbury Heights, Musbury Brook, Helmshore. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Peter Brazier       


2) RIVINGTON BUNGALOW 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Rivington School, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Rivington, Dean Brook, Overflow Steps, Street Drive, Fishermans' Walk, Dryfield Lane. Y.M. 8 miles. Lesley Johnson


3) WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir CP, Wheatsheaf Clough, Isherwood Fold, The Barlow, Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower. 6 miles. Peter Murray




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