Bolton CHA Rambling Club Saturday Rambles Winter 2017/18

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SATURDAY RAMBLES

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


21st October

‘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 SK10 5JT (GR SJ 981780) at 10.15. White Nancy, Kerridge Ridge, Tegg's Nose, Walker Barn, Hazeltree Farm, Rainow Hill. X.R. Alan Simkin)


B’ CRANBERRY MOSS – Meet at Batridge Road CP for 10.30 start. Yarnsdale, Tom Barn, Cranberry Fold, Whitehall Park, Witton Weavers Way, Cadshaw Valley. Y.M. Gordon Hughes


‘C’ WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Chapeltown, Wayoh Extension, Wheatsheaf Clough, Isherwood Fold, Return to Turton Tower through Jumbles. 6 miles. Peter Murray


28th October

‘A’ TWO LADS – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Raveden Woods, Smithills Moor, The Mast, Two Lads, Horwich Moor, Old Links, Barrow Bridge. X.R.  Anne & Malc Delaney


B WINTER HILL – Meet at Georges Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start. Georges Lane, Holdens, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Ground, Derbyshires. Y.M. Janet Taylor


‘C’ PIKE COTTAGE – 125 Preston bus to Georges Lane, Horwich. Cars park there for 10.30 start. George's Lane, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Ravine, Royton Lane, Tigers' Clough. 6 miles. Marian Rutter


4th November

A HURSTWOOD – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Townley Hall Top CP, Burnley (Pay & Display) (GR SD 851307) at 10.00. Hurstwood, Hare Stones Hill, Cant Clough Reservoir, Shedden Clough, Townley Park. X.R. Danny Mangan


B DARWEN TOWER – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Step Back, Jubilee Tower, Sunnyhurst Woods, Higher Hill, Roddlesworth, Slipper Lowe. Y.M. Frank Atherton


C RODDLESWORTH – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Roddlesworth (1) North, Roddlesworth (2) South, Higher Hill, Weasel Lane. 6 miles. Margaret Walton


11th November

 A PARBOLD RAIL RAMBLE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.30 for 9.46 train or CP (WN8 7NU) for 10.30 start. Parbold, Harrock Hill, Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge, Ashurst's Beacon, Canal, Parbold. 11 miles. Hilary Walton


B WHEELTON MOOR - 125 bus and cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Plantation, White Coppice. Y.M. Derek Jackson


C 2 LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 11.15 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles. 7 miles. Peter Morgan


18th November

A MELLOR MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Ridge Quarry CP (SK6 7ES) at 10.00. Macclesfield Canal, Roman Lakes, Tarden, Pole Lane, Mellor Moor, Cobden Edge, Strines. X.M. Sarah Ozanne


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


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


25th November

A BRINSCALL – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at White Coppice (GR 619188) at 9.45. Brinscall, Pike Low, Ollerton Fold, Withnell, Leed/Liverpool Canal, Bagganley Lane Farm. X.M. Chris Deacon


B RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – Cars to Lever Park Ave for 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Wood, Alance Bridge, Jepson's Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, The Castle, Higher Derbyshires. Y.M. Julia Watmough


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 December

A WINTER WARLAND – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.45. Walk starts from CP near White House public house, Littleborough GR OL15 OLG at 10.30. Directions from Littleborough on A58 to pub on left. Blackstone Edge Reservoir, White Reservoir, Warland Reservoir, Chelburn. X.R. Brian Bracegirdle


B STONE CIRCLE – Cars to 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 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Kays Farm, White Coppice, East of Reservoir, Anglezarke CP. 6 miles. Kath Powter


9th December

A OGDEN RESERVOIR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Ogden Reservoir GR 953122 at 10.00. Rochdale Way, Windy Hill, Moor Lane, Ox Hey Top, Hey House, Rochdale Way. X.R. Anne Cash


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


C TOP LOCK – 540 Wigan bus to St Bart's Church, Church Street, Westhoughton for 10.30 start. Cars park to the rear of the main street in Westhoughton. Dobb Brow, Borsdane Wood, Hindley Golf Club, Top Lock, Pennington Geen, Westhoughton. 7 miles. David Bagguley


16th December

 A – ASHURST BEACON – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Also can meet at Appley Bridge Station for 10.00 start. (Post Code WN6 9AZ Grid Ref 525 092). Station, Ashurst Beacon, Roby Mill, Dean Wood Golf Club, Gathurst. X.M. Eileen Bradshaw


B BOOTH'S RESERVOIR – Cars to Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start, Barrow Bridge, Golf Links, Burnt Edge, Holden's Farm, Booths Reservior, Horrocks Fold, Tippett House. Y.R. Frank Atherton


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


23rd December

A RIVINGTON GARDENS – NIBBLES WALK Meet at Moss Bank Park where walk starts at 10.00. Doffcocker Lodge, High Rid, Wallsuches, Rivington Gardens, Two Lads, Barrow Bridge. X.R. Danny Mangan


B STONE CIRCLE- Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Turton Bottom, Edgworth ,Wayoh, 3 Lowes, Stone Circle, New Butterworths, Last Drop. Y.M. Ray Jennings


C AFFETSIDE – Cars to Pack Horse, Affetside for 10.30 start. Cars park near to the public house. Two Brooks Valley, Croitchley Fold, Hollymount, Greenmount. 6 miles. Frank Wall


30th December

A TWO HILLS – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Cross Guns public house CP, Egerton at 9.20. Longworth Clough, Winter Hill, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Catherines Edge, Stony Bank, Cross Guns public house X.R Moderate. Garth Aspden


B 3 LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Jumbles West, Chapeltown, Wayoh West, Entwistle Circuit, Wayoh East, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes


C NO WALK


6th January

A SPRING WOOD – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Springwood CP (postcode BB7 9UE) at 9.50. Wiswell Eaves, Wymondhouses, Nick of Pendle, Higher Whins, New Hall, Read Hall, Spring Wood. X.R. Sarah Ozanne


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 CLIFTON MARINA – 524 bus to Moses gate Country Park. Cars park on bottom car park for 10.30 start. Rock Hall, Footpath by Farnworth Cemetery, Kearsley Woods, Stoneclough, Clifton, Ringley, Lower Canal, Moses Gate. 7 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


13th January

A WITHNELL MOOR – Meet at Bolton bus interchange for 9.25 bus to Darwen, or direct by car to Darwen. Walk starts at 10.15 from Deli Carlo cafe, opposite Darwen bus station (BB3 1BG). Darwen Tower, Step Back Brook, Roddlesworth, Abbey Village, Withnell Moor, Tockholes, Sunnyhurst. X.M. Steve Almond  


B FISHERMANS' WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fishermans' Walk, Street Drive, Overflow Steps, Dean Brook, Rivington, Horwich. Y.M. 8 miles. Julia Watmough


C WILCOCKS FARM – 125 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 Drive, Horwich. 7 miles. Chris Coughlin


20th January

A HARWOOD – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.00 start. Affetside, Croichley Fold, Range House, Red Earth, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles, Bradshaw Brook. X.M. Sarah Ozanne


B HAIGH – Meet at Balarres Arms, Haigh for 10.30 start. Canal, Plantation Gates, Douglas Valley, Haigh Hall Grounds. Y.M. 8 miles. Peter Murray


C DEAN WOOD HOUSE – Cars park at Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington Hall Barn, Sheepfold, Wilcocks Farm, Yarrow Reservoir, Dean Wood House, Anglezarke Reservoir Embankment, The Street. 5-6 miles. Margaret Goudge


27th January

A SNIG HOLE/HOLME VALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 10.00. Walk starts at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom at 10.30. Strongstry, Irwell Vale, Helmshore Side, Alden Ratchers X.R. Brian Bracegirdle


B IRWELL SCULPTURE TRAIL – Meet at Rock Hall Bottom CP for 10.30 start. Nob End, Canal, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Clifton Country Park, Ringley. Y.M. Terry & Hazel Kirane


C BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 bus to Bradshaw Church where walk stars at 10.30. Cars park on Morrisons CP. Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles. Olive Magee


3rd February

A HURST GREEN – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Hurst Green GR SD 6849 3792 at 9.45. Crowshaw House, Walker Fold, River Hodder, Hurst Green. X.M. Brian Thomas


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


C HORWICH CIRCULAR – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Yarrow Reservoir, Rivington, Lever Park Ave. 6 miles. Julia Watmough


10th February

A FOULRIDGE BEATING THE BOUNDS – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at 10.15 from St Michael & St Angels Church, Skipton Road, Foulridge BB8 7PY (SD 891419). Upper Reservoir, Great Edge, Kelbrook Wood, Mill Hill Bridge, Slipper Hill Reservoir, Lower Reservoir. 10 miles. Hilary Walton.


B KINGFISHER TRAIL – Meet at Bromley Cross Station for 10.30 start. Birthenshaw Hall, Bank Top, Hall'ith Wood, Great Oak Farm, Jumbles West, Birches, Walsh Fold, Jumbles East, Kingfisher Trail. Y.M. Terry & Hazel Kirane


C BRINSCALL – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.30 to transport passengers to Brinscall Baths for 11.00 start. Goyt, White Coppice,Tootals Farm, Brinscall, Abbey Village, Pike Lowe, Brinscall. 7 miles. Peter Morgan


17th February

A BOOTH'S RESERVOIR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge street at 9.00. Walk starts from Cross Guns public house, Egerton at 9.20. Stoney Bank, Belmont, Belmont Road, Winter Hill, Booths Reservoir, Wimberry Hill, Longworth Clough, Cross Guns public House. 10 miles moderate. Garth Aspden

B WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus and cars to Lever Park Ave at 10.15 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Anglezarke East, White Coppice, Grey Heights, Street Drive. Y.M. Frank Atherton


C LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 to transport passengers to Lower Derbyshires CP for 10.30 start. Rivington Village, Yarrow West, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow East, Rivington Castle. 7 miles. Mavis Taylor


24th February

A MUSBURY HEIGHTS - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Clough Head CP, Grid Ref 756232 at 9.45. Haslingden Grane, Musbury Heights, Rushy Leach, Tor End, Holden Wood, Jamestown Quarry. X.R. Chris Deacon


B ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Affetside, 2 Brooks Valley, Boardman's via valley, Edgworth, Jumbles. Y.M. Pat & Cliff Allen


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.  Stella Liversidge


3rd March

A ROSSENDALE WAY – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Edenfield (park 1st left after the Rostron Arms public house) for 10.30 start. Gin Croft Lane, Cowpe Lowe, Rossendale Way, Waugh's Well, Turn, Fecit, Bleakholt X.R. Peter Murray


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


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


10th March

A SUMMIT – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from behind the Summit Hotel post code OL15 9QX, GR SD 947 188 at 10.00. Chelburn Moor, Light Hazzels Reservoir, Warland Reservoir, Walsden, Summit.10.3 miles. Brian Thomas


B WARPERS' TRAIL – Meet at Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Wayoh West, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Entwistle South, Clough House. 8.5 miles. Frank Atherton


C SMITHILLS CIRCULAR – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Tippet House, Pendlebury's, Holden's, Walker Fold, Barrow Bridge. 7 miles. Margaret Walton


17th March

A HURSTWOOD HALL (NEW WALK) - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Hurstwood Hall CP at 10.15. GR 883312 Map OL21; BB10 3LH Hurstwood Reservoir, Windon Bridge, Thursden Valley, Burnley Way, Pennine Bridle Way, Can Clough Reservoir. X.R. Anne Cash        


B BURRS COUNTRY PARK – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Grant's Tower Buckhurst, Broomses, Burrs County Park, Summerseat. Y.M. Mary Turner


C ELLERBECK WOODS – 9.50 Train (check times from Bolton to Adlington) to meet cars at far end of Jubilee Playing Fields (Jubilee CP), Adlington (turn left at Clayton Arms public house) for 10.15 start. Canal Bank, Ellerbeck Woods, River Yarrow, Duxbury Park, Spring Wood, Canal Bank. 7 miles. Judith Pilkington


24th March

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 BENTLEY HALL – Cars to Ainsworth Recreation Ground for 10.30 start. Walshaw, Bolholt, Tottington, Old Kays, Bowstone Hill, Bentley Hall, Knowsley. Y.M. Cliff & Pat Allen


C LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Cars to Lever Park Ave for 10.30 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.45 start. Yarrow and High Bullough Reservoirs, Lead Mines Clough, Lower Barn. 6 miles. Linda Almond


31st March – COACH TRIP – GRANGE OVER SANDS - Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 8.30 start.


A Grange, Beckside, Cumbria Coastal Way, Cartmel, Hampsfell, Grange. 11 miles. Danny Mangan


B Low Brow Edge, Bigland Tarn, Speel Bank, Cartmel, Fell End, Grange. Approx 8 miles. Frank Wall


C Grange over Sands Railway Station, The sea front, Middle Fell Gate, Eggerslack Woods, The Hospice, Cistercian Way, Grange Fell Golf Course and the town centre. Elevation – Hampsfell 200m (721 feet) Length of walk – 6.5 miles approx. Pauline Francis


7th April

A BLACKROD/HAIGH HALL – Meet at Lever Park Ave, Horwich for 10.15 start. Anderton Old Hall, Blackrod, Haigh Hall, Red Rock, Golf Course, Little Scotland, Horwich. Y.M. Anne & Malc Delaney


B NEW WALK – 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 TURTON TOWER – Cars to Turton Tower for 11.00 start. Clough House, Wayoh Reservoir, Barlow Institute, Birches, Jumbles, Litterman's Bridge, Turton Tower. 7 miles. Janet Slater


14th April

A STATUES AND SQUIRRELS – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Freshfield Station CP at 10.15 Train to Crosby station. Coastal walk. Crosby Blundlesands, Hightown, Formby. 10 miles moderate. Alan Turner


B CAR RAMBLE BARNOLDSWICK – Meet at Morrisons, Harwood at 9.30 for transport to start point or if driving park in CP next to Co-op on Fernlea Ave (opposite council shop). Barnoldswick, Greenboxfield Locks, Gilbeber Hill, Bracewell, Bancroft Hill. 7 and three quarter miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


C - ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars park in Hawkshaw Lane, Hawkshaw for 11.00 start. Walk up Hawshaw Lane to Roger Worthington's Grave, Red Earth, Edgworth, The Barlow, Birches, Hawkshaw. 7 miles. Gordon Hughes

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