Bolton CHA Rambling Club - Wednesday Rambles Winter 2018/19

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WEDNESDAY WALKS

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 October

1) 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


2) SOLOMON'S TEMPLE – Meet at Moss Bank Park CP at 10.05 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Slipper Lowe, Hollins Hall, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Moor, Solomon's Temple, Roddlesworth. Y.M. 8.5 miles Jill Duffy

 

3) LITTLEBOROUGH TRAIN RAMBLE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.15 where details of walk will be given. Walk starts at 11.00. Michael Langdon

 

31st October

1) SUMMERSEAT SORTY – Cars park on Summerseat Lane towards Mini Roundabout (Newcombe Road) for 10.30 start. Tower Farm, Hollymount, Range House, Redisher Farm, Woodhey. Y.M. Eileen Bradshaw


2) NEW WALK – HIGH RID – Cars to George's Lane for 10.30 start.George's Lane, Gingham Brow, Fleet Street, High Rid, Scout Road, Walker Fold, Burnt Edge. Y.M. 8 miles Gill Chivers & Elaine Cross


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


7th November

1) 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 Sarah Ozanne


2) HEMPSHAWS – 125 Preston bus to Lever Park Ave. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Yarrow Reservoir, Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Will Nar, Pigeon Tower, Brown Hill, Knowle House, Rivington Hall Drive. Y.M.8 miles Jane Lane


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. 6 miles Linda Almond


14th November

1) TV 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. Y.M. 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 Steve Almond


3) CUTACRE – No 582 bus from Bolton bus station to St Helen's Road Methodist Church (check times with leader). Park cars on Cuthbert Street/Cow Lane (bring bus passes). Cow Lane, Cutacre, Pretoria, Umberton Farm. 6.5/7 miles Jackie Parkinson


21st November

1) OLLERTON FOLD – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.05 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Brinscall, Withnell Fold, Ollerton Fold, Canal, Witton Weavers Way, Ryal Fold Y.M.8 miles Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) REDDISHER WOODS (Ramsbottom) – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Woodhey, Redisher Woods, Greenmount, Lower Summerseat. Y.M. 8 miles Jean Steele


3) FISHERMAN'S WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fisherman's Walk, Street Drive, Overflow Steps, Dean Brook, Rivington, Horwich. 7 miles Frank Atherton


28th November

1) SCHOLES HEIGHTS - Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Wayoh Reservoir, Hill Top, Scholes Heights, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms. Y.M. 8.5 miles Graham Marland


2) SPITLERS EDGE – Bus and cars to Belmont Bull for 10.30 start. Cars park at the rear of the pub on the side roads. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Picadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. 8 miles Sarah Ozanne & Mary Pickering


3) WHITE COPPICE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.15 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.45 start. East of Reservoir, White Coppice, Kays Farm. 7 miles Florence Wilkes


5th December

CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Bus and cars to Bus and cars to Toby Carvery (The Watermillock), Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8TJ. See forthcoming events page of programme for details.


12th December

1) HEALY NAB – 125 Preston 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. 8.5 miles Jane Lane


2) TOP OF QUARLTON – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Cromptons, Affetside, Holly Mount, Range House, Top of Quarlton, Pallett, Turton Bottoms. Y.H. 8 miles Alan & Joyce Simkin


3) BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 bus to Harwood. Cars park on the road near to the 'The Old Post Office' on Bradshaw Road, Harwood. Walk starts from that point at 10.30. Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles Terry & Hazel Kirane


19th December

1 EAGLEY BROOK – Cars to Ousels Nest CP, right off Chapeltown Road shortly before reaching Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Grange Road, Birtenshaw, Eagley Brook, Dimple, Parrs, Stone Circle, Jesus Stone, Clough House, Turton Golf Course, Ousels Nest CP. Y.M. 8.5 miles Ray Jennings


2) CHAPEL IN THE FIELD - Cars to Moss Bank Park CP for 10.30 start.

Barrow Bridge, Burnt Edge, Wildersmoor, Harts Houses, Chapel, High Rid, Doffcocker. 8.5 miles Janet Taylor


3) HIGH RID – 540 or 740 bus to Hulton Lane, Cars park in Juncton 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


26th December

1) NO WALK


2) NO WALK


3) NO WALK

 

2nd January

1) RILEY GREEN – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Houghton Village Hall for 10.30 start. Grimshaw Farm, Marsh Lane Farm, Withnell Fold, Ollerton Fold, Riley Green, Houghton Tower.

Y.M. 9 miles Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) REDISHER WOODS – Cars to Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Woodhey, Redisher Woods, Greenmount, Lower Summerseat. Y.M. 8 miles Margaret Padfield


3) NO WALK


9th January

1) PIKESTONES – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start.  Rivington, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Pike Stones, Jepson's Gate, Watermans Cottage, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rivington, Rivington Hall Drive.Y.R. Jane Lane


2) YARNSDALE – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Wayoh East, Edge Fold, Foxhill, Yarnsdale, Entwistle, Turton Tower. Y.M. Ray Jennings


3) SEVEN ACRES/LEVERHULME PARK – Walk starts at Oakenbottom Road, Off Bury Road at 10.30. Seven Acres Park and Leverhulme Park. 5-6 miles Keith Brazier


16th January

1) CATTERNAB – Cars to Belmont for 10.30 start. Cars park on the side streets to the rear of the Belmont Bull public house. Hoarstones, Hordern Stoops, Catternab, The Pike, Spring Reservoir, Belmont. 8.5 miles Gill Chivers & Elaine Cross


2) PIKE COTTAGE – 125 Preston bus and cars to 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) THE PLUNGE – Cars to Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Sheephey, Hollins Lane, The Plunge, Stubbins. 5 ½ miles Jeanette Hill


23rd January

1) DOWRY HEAD – Cars to Nuttall Park for 10.30 start. Ox Hey Wood, The Cliffe, Buckden Wood, Moor Road, Dowry Head, Old Railway Track, Ramsbottom. Y.M. 8 miles Jean Steele & Lois Williams


2) WHITTLESTON HEAD – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir CP, Edge Lane, Ramwells Farm, Whittlestone Head, Higher Aushaw, Wayoh Farm, Wayoh East, Chapeltown. Y.M. 8 miles John Edge


3) IRWELL VALE – Cars to Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Carrs, Ox Hey Wood, Old Railway Track, Irwell Vale, Chatterton. 6 miles Frank Wall


30th January

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 & Joyce Simkin


2) 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, Jepsons Gate, Manor House, Overflow Steps, Liverpool Castle, Higher Derbyshires. 8 miles Leslie Johnson


3 BURRS COUNTRY PARK – Cars to side streets around the Hare & Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook. Walk starts at 10.30 from the public house. Greenmount, Kirklees, Burrs Country Park, Chest Wheel, Holcombe Brook. 6 miles Keith & Frances Sandeford


6th February

1) FALL BANK – Meet at Peel Tower CP, Holcombe Brook for 10.30 start. Moor Road, Alden Brook, Lumb, The Cliffe, Old Mill, Tagg Wood, Peel Tower CP. Y.M. 8.5 miles Peter Murray


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) SAMUEL CROMPTON WALK – 507 bus and cars to Morrisons, Harwood for 10.30 start. Cars park on the Sports Ground car park off Longsight Lane, Harwood. The walk also starts from that point. Longsight Lane, Oakes Lane, Bank Top, Hal'ith Wood, Firwood Fold, Longsight Park. 5 miles Michael Langdon

 

13th February

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


2) LIMBRICK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 for transport to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Anglezarke Embankment, Limbrick, White House, Higher Headley, White Coppice, Tootals 8 miles Alan Turner

 

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


20th February

1) BRINSCALL – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Roddlesworth Reservoir, Brinscall, Wheelton Plantation, Stepping Stones, Ryal Fold. 8.5 miles Paul Topping


2) RED EARTH – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Edgworth Water Wheel, Red Earth, Holcombe Hey Fold, Range House, Hollingrove Farm, Sunny Top, Affetside, Jumbles CP. 8 miles Frank Wall


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


27th February

1) FENISCOWLES – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Abbey Village, Stanworth Farm, Leeds/Liverpool Canal, Livsey, Tockholes, Ryal Fold. Y.M. 8.5 miles Jill Duffy


2) EDENFIELD – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. River Irwell, Sheephey, Bleakholt, Dearden Brook, Edenfield Church, Irwell Vale (lunch at Chapel – if available), Strongstry, Ramsbottom. 8 miles Jean Steele & Lois Williams


3) BARROW BRIDGE – Cars park in Whitehill Lane, off Belmont Road for 10.30 start. Barlow Park, Ravedon Clough, Simthills Hall, Moss Bank Park, Barrow Bridge, Sheephouse Farm, Tippet House, Horrocks Fold. 6 miles Michael Langdon


6th March

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 Graham Marland


2) HEMPSHAWS – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to go to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Yarrow Reservoir, Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Will Nar, Pigeon Tower, Brown Hill, Knowle House, Rivington Hall Drive. Y.R. 8 miles Leslie Johnson


3) RIVINGTON AND LEAD MINES – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Higher Derbyshires, Top Barn, Yarrow East, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow West, Fisherman's Walk. 7.5 miles Steve & Linda Almond


13th March

1) ROUND LOAF – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Dean Black Brook, White Coppice, Overflow Steps, Rivington, Rivington Hall Drive. Y.R. 8.5 miles Alan Turner

 

2) TURTON HEIGHTS – No 1 Blackburn bus and cars to side roads at back of Ciao Baby Restraurant, Dimple for 10.30 start. Dimple Hall, Turton Heights, Stones Bank, Lower Whittaker, Longworth Clough, Critchley Fold. Y.R. 8 miles Mary Pickering & 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


20th March

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 Ray Jennings


2) DEEPLY VALE – 507 bus to Harwood. Meet cars at side road at the back of Morrisons CP, Harwood for transport to Clarence Lido CP (GR 810122) off Walmersley Road, North Bury for 10.30 start. Castle Hill, Birtle, Deeply Vale, Croston Close, Gindles. 8.5 miles Margaret Padfield


3) KIRKLEES TRAIL – (10.15) 480 Bury bus to St Anne's Church, Tottington. Cars park in 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


27th March

1) CUCKOO WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.05 for transport to White Coppice for 10.30 start. Brinscall Hall, Higher Wheelton, Withnell Fold, Snape Heights, Withnell, Solomons Temple, Drinkwaters, Coppice Style. Y.M. 8.5 miles Peter Hulme


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) 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


3rd April

1) DRINKWATERS – 125 Preston bus Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 for transport to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Drinkwaters, Liprot's Farm, Wheelton Plantation South, White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir, Anglezarke CP. 8.5 miles Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 125 Prestson bus 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. 8 miles Jane Lane


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, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre, Winter Hill, Weasel Lane, Higher Hill Farm, Ryal Fold. 6 miles Frank Wall


10th April

1) RED LEA – Meet at Moss Bank Park CP at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold CP for 10.30 start. Sunnyhurst, Meadow Head, Feniscowles, Red Lea, Higher Hill, Ryal Fold. 9 miles Sarah Ozanne


2) BOWSTON HILL – Harwood bus to Morrison, Harwood for 10.30 start. Cars park on the side streets at the back of Morrisons CP. Brookfold Lane, Bowstone Hill, Stormer Hill, Two Brooks, Affetside, Cromptons, Bradshaw Bottoms. 8 miles Alan & Joyce Simkin


3) ADLINGTON CIRCULAR – Cars meet at far end of Jubille 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. 6-7 miles Michael Langdon


17th April

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 Alan Simkin


2) ROBIN HOOD'S WELL – Walk starts from Peel Tower CP, Ramsbottom at 10.30. Chatterton Close, Cronkshaw Fold, Bridge End, Irwell Vale, Old Mill, Tagg Wood. Y.M. 8 miles Peter Murray


3) HORWICH CIRCULAR – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Walk starts at Lever Park Ave at 10.30. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Yarrow Reservoir. 6 miles Florence Wilkes

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