Bolton CHA Rambling Club - Saturday Rambles Winter 2018/19

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SATURDAY RAMBLES


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


20th October

'A' TAXAL EDGE - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Lamaload Reservoir CP (GR SJ 975753) at 10.15. Bank Lane, Summer Close, Kettleshulme, Taxal Edge, Windgather Rocks, Pym Chair, Thursbitch, Lamaload Reservoir. 10 miles, 2000ft ascent Sarah Ozanne


'B' WINTER HILL – Meet at George's Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start.George's Lane, Holdens, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Grounds, Derbyshires.Y.R. Janet Taylor


'C' TIGERS CLOUGH – 125 Preston bus to Georges Lane, Horwich. Cars park there for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Tigers Clough, Bungalow Grounds, Georges Lane. 5/6 miles Sally Jackson


27th October

‘A’ RAIL RAMBLE – HATHERSAGE CIRCULAR – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.40. Walk starts from Hathersage Station at 10.45.Stoke Ford, Eyam, Stoney Middleton, DVH Way.

X.F. Ray Jennings


‘B’ WORTHINGTON LAKES – Meet at Vicarage Road CP, Blackrod for 10.30 start.

Blackrod Bottoms, Worthington Lakes, Arley, Haigh. Y.M. Peter Gaskell


‘C’ BANK TOP – 507 bus to Morrisons, Harwood for 10.30 start. Cars park on Hough Fold Way, outside Morrisons CP, BL2 3HQ. Oaks Lane, Bank Top, Hall'ith Wood, Firwood Fold, Longsight Park. 5 miles Terry & Hazel Kirane


3rd November

A GREENBOOTH – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Overtown Lane OL12 7TQ. Park near the reservoir. Greenbooth, Catley Lane Head, Fedhead, Bagden Hillocks, Walmsley Hill, 3 Reservoirs. 10 miles Eileen Bradshaw


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


C DEAN WOOD HOUSE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington Hall Barn, Sheepfold, Wilcocks Farm, Yarrow Reservoir, Dean Wood House, Anglezarke Reservoir Embankment, The Street. 6 miles Margaret Goudge


10th November

'A' DARWEN TOWER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Ryal Fold (BB3 OPA) at 9.30. Darwen Tower, Darwen Moor, Bold Venture Park, Sunnyhurst Woods, Ryal Fold. X.R. Danny Mangan


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


'C' TORRA MANOR – No 1 Blackburn bus to Dunscar Bridge. Cars to Eagley Cricket Club for 11.00 start. Dunscar Fold, Smith Lane, Turton Golf Course, Torra Manor, Lunch at Turton Tower, Eagley. 6 miles Stella Liversidge


17th November

‘A’ HUNCOAT TRAIL – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Park on Burnley Road, outside the Whittaker Arms BB5 6HG (SD 770 296). Hillock Vale, Huncoat, Houghton Barn Farm, Childers Green, Windy Harbour, Peel Park. 10 miles Eileen Bradshaw

 

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


‘C’ LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for transport to Lower Derbyshsires CP for 10.30 start. Rivington Village, Yarrow West, Lead Mines Clough (lunch), Yarrow East, Rivington Castle, 7 miles Frank Atherton


24th November

‘A’ GREAT HILL – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 Walk starts from Rivington Hall Drive at 9.30. Spitlers Edge, Redmonds Edge, Great Hill, White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir. X.R. Danny Mangan

 

‘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’ AFFETSIDE – Cars to Pack Horse, Affetside. Cars park near Pub for 10.30 start. Two Brooks, Croitchley Fold, Hollymount, Greenmount. 6 miles Frank Wall


1st December

‘A’ EDISFORD – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts outside St. Paul's Church, Edisford Road, Clitheroe BB7 2LT (near the Leisure Centre) GR 7314 4153 at 10.00. Bashall Hall, Saddle Bridge, Waddington, Grindleton, Ribble Way. X.M. Chris Deacon


‘B’ RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport 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’ SUMMERSEAT GARDEN CENTRE – Cars to Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook. Walk starts from 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, Nabb's Farm, Brooksbottom. 6.5 miles Mary Turner


8th December

'A' DARWEN MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Xguns public house, Egerton at 9.20. Turton Heights, Whewells, Sugar Leach, Duckshaw, Darwen Moor, Lower Pastures, Stones Bank, X Guns. 10/11 miles moderate Garth Aspden


'B' OLD COACH ROAD – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Walk start from Lever Park Ave at 10.30. Derbyshires, Yarrow West, Coach Road, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow East, Lower Barn, Lever Park Ave. Y.M. Steve Almond


'C' MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARK – 524 bus to Moses Gate Country Park, Cars park at bottom car park for 10.30 start. Nob End, Top Canal, Oakwood, Ringle Woods, Bottom Canal, Rock Hall. 6 miles Audrey Dempsey


15th December

'A' KNOWL HILL – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 Walk starts opposite Owd Betts public house GR SD 8299 1602, Post Code OL12 7TY at 9.45. Turf Moor, Rossendale Way, Rooley Moor, Greenbooth Reservoir, Knowle Hill. X.R. Brian Thomas


'B' NIBBLES WALK – Cars to Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Walk to Irwell Vale and back via Stubbins, Strongstry and Old Railway Line. Lunch and Nibbles at Irwell Vale Station. Y.M. Terry & Hazel Kirane


'C' TURTON GOLF COURSE – 507 Harwood bus to Morrisons, Harwood 10.30 start. Walk starts from Hough Fold Way, outside Morrisons CP where cars should park. Post code BL2 3HQ. Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles, Turton Tower, Golf Course, Last Drop, Ramwells Court, Grange Road, Bradshaw Cricket Ground, Morrisons. 6.5 miles Frank Wall


22nd December

'A' LEAD MINES CLOUGH (NIBBLES WALK) - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Botany Bay at 9.45. Botany Bay, Healey Nab, Kays Farm, Lead Mines Clough, White Coppice, Botany Bay. X.M. 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 Drive, Overflow Steps, Dean Brook, Rivington, Horwich Y.M. Frank Atherton


‘C’ 7 ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starts from Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury Road at 10.30. 7 Acres Park and Leverhulme Park 5-6 miles Keith Brazier


29th December

'A' CRANBERRY MOSS - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from X Guns public house, Egerton at 9.20. Turton Heights, Cadshaw, Bull Hill, Cranberry Moss, Wayoh Reservoir, Chapeltown, Cheetham, X Guns. 10/11 miles moderate. Garth Aspden


'B' LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 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. Dyke Path, Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepson's Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Rivington Hall Drive. 8 miles Lesley Johnson


'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. 5 miles Audrey Dempsey


5th January 2019

‘A’ DARWEN MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30. Walk starts from Ryal Fold at 10.00. Roddlesworth Reservoir, Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen Tower, Cadshaw Valley, Slipper Lowe. X.M. Chris Deacon


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

 

‘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. 7 miles Peter Murray


12th January

‘A’ SEVEN ACRES COUNTRY PARK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.45. Walk starts from Harwood at 10.00. Park on Hough Fold Way, behind Morrisons. Seven Acres, Bradley Fold, Ainsworth, High Crompton, Affetside. X.M. Anne Cash

 

‘B’ BURRS AND BEYOND – Meet at side roads at the back of the Hare & Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook (BL0 9RY) for 10.30 start. Summerseat, Chest Wheel, Burrs Country Park, Walmersley, Falshaws Farm, Brooksbottom. 7 miles approx, moderate Margaret Padfield


‘C’ FREDA'S WAY – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at for transport 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


19th January

‘A’ ASHWORTH MOOR - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30. Walk starts at Ashworth Moor Reservoir (GR SD 832158) at 10.15. Knowl Hill, Naden Reservoir, Ding Quarry, Cowpe Lowe, Waugh's Well. X.R. Peter Brazier


‘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’ 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

 

26th January

'A' AROUND ROSSENDALE – Meet at Aldi, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at lay-by at junction of Burnley Road (B6238) and Crown Point Road (A671) at 10.00. (GR SD 852278). Meadow Head, Dunnockshaw Farm, Crawshawbooth, Lumb, Pennine Bridleway. X.R. Sarah Ozanne


'B' YARROW VALLEY – 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. Bungalow Grounds, Will Narr, Hempshaws, Lead Mines Clough, Simms, Yarrow Reservoir. Y.M. Julia Watmough

 

'C' BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 Bradshaw bus to Bradshaw Church.. Walk starts from Hough Fold Way, outside Morrisons BL2 3HQ for 10.30 start. Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles Audrey Dempsey


2nd February

'A' WAIN STONES – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.45 for train to Piccadilly, or by car direct to Glossop. Walk starts at 10.30 from Glossop station. Shelf Benches, James's Thorn, B29 site, Wain Stones, Cock Hill. X.R. Steve Almond


'B' 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


'C' LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 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. Yarrow & High Bullough Reservoirs, Lead Mines Clough, Lower Barn. 6 miles Brenda Barrick


9th February

‘A’ ANGLEZARKE MOOR – Meet at Black Bull, Belmont at 10.00. Lower Pastures, Witton Weavers Way, Great Hill, Round Loaf, Simms, Will Nar, Belmont. X.M. 10 miles Alan Turner


‘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' 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 Joyce Slater


16th February

'A' HARDCASTLE CRAGS – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from National Trust CP at New Bridge, Midgehole (N of Hebden Bridge) (GR SD 989 292) at 10.15. Hardcastle Crage, Walshaw Lodge, Pack Horse Inn, Pennine Way, Calderdale Way, Heptonstall. X.R. Alan Simkin


'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' 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


23rd February

‘A’ SLAIDBURN – STOCK RESERVOIR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Birdge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at 10.15 from Slaidburn CP (BBH7 3ES – Pay & Display). Croasdale House, Kenibus, Parks Clough, Forrest, Rail Gill, Hammerton Hall. Y.R. Anne Cash


‘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’ WHITE COPPICE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Cars to Lever Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to White Coppice CP for 10.30 start. Kays Farm, White Coppice, East of Reservoir, Anglezarke CP. 5 miles Frank Atherton


2nd March

'A ' CALDERDALE WOODLAND WAY – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.45. Drive to Walsden Train Station, OL14 7ST for 10.04 train to Mytholmroyd. Walk back via Hebden Bridge, Eastwood and Todmorden including varioius woods. Check times of trains with leader nearer the time please. 10 miles field and canal walking Hilary Walton

 

'B' ROGER WORTHINTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's via Valley, Edgworth, Jumbles Y.M. Gordon Hughes


'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 Chris Coughlin


9th March

'A ' RIBCHESTER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at at the Small Free CP, 1st left after Ribchester Arms public house at 10.15. GR is SD 6517 3535 and the post code of the Ribchester Arms is PR3 3ZQ. Ox Hey, Buckley Hall, Huntingdon Hall, Lower Dutton. X.R. Brian Thomas


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


'C' GOYT VALLEY- Linear Walk – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.15 where details of train bookings will be given by the leader. Marple Locks, Peak Forest, Canal, Strines, Brookbottom, Goyt Valley, New Mills, Newton. Train back to Bolton Station. 7 miles Michael Langdon


16th March

'A' CALDERDALE WOODLAND WALK 2 – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Drive to Mytholmroyd train station, HX7 5DZ for 10.17 train to Brighouse. Walk back via Elland, Norland, Sowerby Bridge, Luddenden Foot and Midgley including various woods. Check time of trains with leader nearer the time please. 10 miles field and canal walking Hilary Walton


'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' 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 Florence Wilkes


23rd March

‘A’ CHINLEY – RAIL RAMBLE – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.40. Walk starts at Chinley Station at 10.30. Chinley, Rushup Edge, Castleton and Hope. 10 miles moderate Alan Turner


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


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


30th March

'A' RED SCREES MOUNTAIN WALK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.30. Walk starts at 10.00 from the car park at Cow Bridge, north of Brotherswater. High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Midle Dodd, Return to CP via Caiston Glen and Brotherswater. 9 miles and 2500 ascent Hilary Walton & Steve Almond


'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. Gordon Hughes


'C' ICE CREAM WALK – (LINEAR – Bring bus passes) – Cars to Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Higher Derbyshires, Rivington Lower Barn, Cunliffe Farm, Shaw Place, Slacks Farm, Hall'oth Hill, Cross can and railway bridge to Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour. Cat 125 bus back to Georges Lane. 6 miles Margaret Goudge


6th April – CLUB WEEKEND – WILLERSLEY CASTLE, CROMFORD


13th April

‘A’ LIMBRICK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30 for details of parking at Limbrick. Walk starts at 10.15. Bibby's Farm, Manor House, Rivington, Shaw Place, Canal Path.X.M. Anne & Malc Delaney


‘B’ CAR RAMBLE – HURST GREEN – Meet at Topps Tiles (park on Holland Street) at 9.30. Walk starts at Hurst Green at 10.30.Hurst Green, Cromwell's Bridge, River Ribble, Hurst Green. 8 miles Gordon Hughes

 

‘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, Yarrow Woods, River Yarrow, Duxbury Park, Spring Wood, Canal Bank. 7 miles Judith Pilkington.

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