Bolton CHA Rambling Club Wednesday Rambles Winter 2017/18

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Groups 1 and 2 are similar standard. Group 3 walks are easier at a slower pace

14th March

1) DRINKWATERS – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in 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. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner

2) DEEPLY VALE – 507 bus to Morrisons, Harwood. Meet cars on 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) ANGLEZARKE RESERVOIR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Avenue at 10.15 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Wood, Yarrow Reservoir, Alance Bridge, Jepsons Gate, Manor House, Waterman's Cottage, Grey Heights Wood, Heapy Fold Lane, Kay's Farm, The Street, Horrobin Lane, Rivington Bowling Club. 6-miles. Frank Wall

21st March

1) HAIGH HALL – Meet at Balcarres Arms, Haigh (Cars park on track at the side of the public house) for 10.30 start. Canal, Plantation Gates, Douglas Valley, Haigh Hall Grounds. Y.M. Peter Murray

2) THE MAST – Cars to Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Sheepcote Green, Coal Pit Road, The Mast, Pike Cottage, Burnt Edge. 8.5 miles. Jill Duffy.

3) WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 Interchange bus and cars to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod 10.30 start. Blundell Lane, Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Adlington, Arley & Worthington Lakes, Wigan Golf Club, Blackrod. 6-miles. Florence Wilkes

28th March

1) ROUND LOAF – 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, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, White Coppice, Overflow Steps, Rivington. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Sarah Ozanne

2) STONE CIRCLE – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Stone Circle, Three Lowes, Wayoh West, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles East. 7 miles. Gordon Hughes

3) ICE CREAM WALK – (Bring bus passes) – Cars park at Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Higher Derbyshirers, 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 to Georges Lane. 6 miles.  Michael Langdon

4th April

1) RIDING GATE – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Riding Gate, Jumbles, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Wayoh, Chapeltown, Jumbles, Morrisons. 8 miles. Frank Wall

2) ROBIN HOOD'S WELL – Cars to Peel Tower CP for 10.30 start. Chatterton Close, Cronkshaw Fold, Bridge End, Lunch at Irwell Vale Chapel, Old Mill, Tagg Wood. 8 miles. Jean Steele & Lois Williams

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

11th April

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. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Janet Taylor

2) YARROW CIRCULAR – 125 Preston bus to Wigan Lane (Frederick's). Cars to Duxbury Park CP (Golf Club CP) for 10.30 start. Heath Charnock, Anderton, Adlington, Coppull Hall Farm, Yarrow Reservoir. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Graham Marland

3) 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. Frank Wall

18th April

1) CHIP SHOP WALK – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich, Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 for transport to White Coppice for 10.30 start. Goit Path North, Old Railway, Abbey Village, Brinscall (Optional Fish and Chips), Brinscall Hall, Longwood Mill, Phillipsons, Reservoir Path, Whie Coppice. 8.5 miles.  Graham Marland        

2) ABBEY VILLAGE – Meet at Moss Bank Park CP ast 10.00 for transport to Dole Lane, Abbey Village (opposite the Hare and Hounds public house) for 10.30 start. Higher Hill Farm, Tockholes, Higher Whitehalgh, Higher Broadhalgh, Stanworth Farm, Abbey Village. 8 miles. Colin Graham

3) ADLINGTON CIRCULAR - Circular walk around Adlington.  Route to be explained on the day. 6 miles. Mavis Taylor or David Bagguley.

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