Bolton CHA Rambling Club Wednesday Rambles Winter 2017/18

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WEDNESDAY WALKS

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


25th October

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


2) ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Meet at Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks Valley, Boardmans via Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms, 8 miles Gordon Hughes


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


1st November

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, Livesy, Tockholes, Ryal Fold 8.5 miles Jill Duffy


2) TOP OF QUARLTON – Meet at Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Cromptons, Affetside, Hollymount, Range House, Top of Quarlton, Pallett, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles Alan Simkin


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


8th November

1) RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Liverpool Castle, Lower Barn, Dean Wood, Wilcock's Farm, Old Rachels, Rivington Hall Barn, Higher Derbyshires, Lever Park Ave. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Jane Lane


2) WAUGHS' WELL – Cars to Exchange Street, Edenfield, 1st left after the Rostron public house for 10.30 start. Bleakholt, Turn, Fecit, Waugh's Well, Cowpe Lowe, Gin Croft Lane, Edenfield. 8.5 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


3) BRADSHAW BOTTOMS – 507 bus to Bradshaw Church where walk starts at 10.30.Cricket Field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles. Olive Magee


15th November

1) - PIGEON TOWER – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Rivington School, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Eivington, Dean Brook, Overflow Steps, Street Drive, Fisherman' Walk, Dryfield Lane. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Julia Watmough


2) WHEELTON MOOR – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Anglezarke for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Plantation, White Coppice, Anglezarke CP. 8 miles.  Sarah Ozanne & Mary Pickering


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


22nd November

1. TURTON – No1 Blackburn bus and cars to Ciao Baby Restaurant, Blackburn Road. Cars park at the rear of the restaurant for 10.30 start. Turton Tower, Turton Bottoms, Wayoh East CP, Turton Heights. Y.R.9 miles. Mary Pickering


2) WARPERS' TRAIL – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Wayoh East, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Turton & Entwistle Reservoirs South, Clough House. 8.5 miles. Steve Almond


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


29th November

1) SPITLERS EDGE – Meet at on the side road at the back of the Belmont Bull Hotel for 10.30 start. Cars park on the side streets also. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.R. 8.5 miles Sarah Ozanne & Mary Pickering


2) WINTER HILL – Bus and cars to Georges Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start Georges Lane, Holden's, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Grounds, Derbyshires, Tigers' Clough, Ormston's. Y.M. 8 miles. Janet Taylor


3) CUTACRE – No 582 bus from Bolton bus station (Stand A) to St Helens Road Methodist Church (check times with leader). Park cars on Cuthbert St/Cow Lane. (bring bus passes). Cow Lane, Cutacre, Petoria, Umberton Farm. 6.5-7 miles. Jackie Parkinson.


6th December

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


13th December

1) WHALLEY ROUND – Cars meet at Lumb Carr Road, beside the Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook at 9.30 to continue on to Springwood CP, Whalley BB7 9UE for 10.30 start. Golf Course, Bramley Farm, Wymenhouses, Wiswell. SD 741 360. 8.5 miles. Eileen Bradshaw


2) WHITTLESTON HEAD – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Stones Bank, Catherines Edge, Higher Pastures, Finger Post, Green Lowe, Whewells, Parrs, Dimple. Y.M. 9 miles. Derek Jackson


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


20th December

1) DOWRY HEAD – Meet at Nuttall Park for 10.30 start. Ox Hey Wood, The Cliffe, Buckden Wood, Moor Road, Dowry Head, Lunch at Irwell Vale Chapel, Old Railway Track, Ramsbottom. 8 miles. Jean Steele & Lois Williams


2) CROICHLEY FOLD – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Tottington Road, Cromptons, Affetside, Two Brooks Valley, Croichley Fold, Range House, Top of Quarlton, Turton Bottoms, Bradshaw. 9 miles. Derek Jackson


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


27th December

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. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Ray Jennings


2) RED EARTH – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Barlow Institute, Edgworth, Red Earth, Holcombe Hey Fold, Range House, Hollingworth Farm, Sunny Top, Affetside, Jumbles. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Peter Murray


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


3rd January

1) HIGH RID – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. Doffcocker Lodge, High Rid Reservoir, Burnt Edge, Holdens, Walker Fold, Moss Bank Park. Y.M. 8 miles. Derek Jackson


2) YARNSDALE – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Wayoh East, Edge Fold, Fox Hill, Yarnsdale, Entwistle, Turton Tower. Y.M 8.5 miles. Peter Murray


3) TURTON GOLF COURSE – 507 Harwood bus to Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Bradshaw Brook, Jumbles, Turton Tower, Golf Course, Last Drop, Ramwells Court, Grange Road, Bradshaw Cricket Ground, Morrisons CP. 6.5 miles Frank Wall


10th January

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


2) TOM BARN – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir South, Tom Barn, Whittlestone Head, Cote Farm, Wayoh East, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles. Derek Jackson


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. Myra Witter


17th January

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


2) CROICHLEY FOLD – 507 Harwood bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Tottington Road, Cromptons, Affetside, Two Brooks, Croichley Fold, Range House, Top of Quarlton, Turton Bottoms, Bradshaw. 9 miles. Sarah Ozanne


3) BARROW BRIDGE – 535 Belmont bus to Whitehill Lane. Cars park by the Water Treatment Plant for 10.30 start. Barlow Park, Ravedon Clough, Smithills Hall, Moss Bank Park, Walker Fold Road, Barrow Bridge. 7.5 miles. Michael Langdon


24th January

1) ROUND BARN – Meet at The Barlow, Edgworth for 10.30 start. Wayoh Reservoir, Edge Fold Lane, Cote Farm, Round Barn, Coke Ovens, Lower House, Orrell's Farm, Hill Top, Edgworth. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Mary Turner


2) THREE PARKS – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Roddlesworth Reservoir, Higher Hill, Weasel Lane, Sunnyhurst Woods, Whitehall Park. Y.M. 9 miles. John Edge


3) WILCOCK'S 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. Frank Wall


31st January

1) KNOWSLEY – 507 Harwood bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Tottington Road, Asmus Farm, Old Holts, Knowsley, Gorsey Clough, Affetside, Morrisons CP. Y.M 8 miles. Frank Wall


2) HOLLYMOUNT – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Slack Lane, Affetside, Two Brooks Valley, Holly Mount, Top 'o Quarlton, Pallet, Jumbles. 8 miles. Margaret Padfield


3) 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. Lower Barn, Rivington Village, Yarrow Reservoir, High Bullough, Reservoir, Lead Mines Clough, Rivington Hall Drive. 5.96 miles. David Bagguley


7th February

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


2) STAKE MOSS – No 1 Blackburn bus to Ciao Baby Restaurant. Meet cars at the back of the restaurant for 10.30 start. Dimple Hall, Horridges, Old Tramway, Lower Pastures, Whittakers, Longworth Clough. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


3) WITTON COUNTRY PARK – Meet at Witton Country Park main CP for 10.30 start. River Darwen, Butlers Bridge, Pleasington Cemetary, Billinge Hill, Buncer Lane, Witton School, Witton House and Park. 4.5 miles. Michael Langdon


14th February

1) STONE CIRCLE – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start. Stone Circle, Three Lowes, Wayoh West, The Barlow, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles. 8.5 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


2) HEMPSHAW – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars in Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive or 10.30 start. Yarrow Reservoir, Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Will Nar, Pigeon Tower, Brown Hill, Knowle House, Rivington Hall Drive. 8 miles. Lesley Johnson


3) TURTON TOWER – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Litherman's Bridge, Turton Tower, Clough House, Wayoh, The Barlow, Jumbles CP. 6 miles. Peter Murray


21st February

1) CATTERNAB – Cars to Belmont for 10.30 start. Cars should park to the rear of the Belmont Bull Hotel, on the side streets. Hoarstones, Hordern Stoops, Catternab, The Pike, Spring Reservoir, Belmont. Y.M. Peter Murray


2) HOLLINGSHEAD HALL – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Donkey Brow, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen Tower, Hollingshead Hall, Roddlesworth Reservoir, Witton Weavers Way, The Royal Arms. 8.5 miles. Gill Chivers & Elaine Cross.


3) SAMUEL CROMPTON WALK – 507 bus to Morrisons, Harwood for 10.30 start. Longsight Park, Oaks Lane, Bank Top, Hall'ith Wood, Firwood Fold, Longsight Park. 5 miles. Olive Magee.


28th February

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) AROUND ANGLEZARKE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, White Coppice, Anglezarke East. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner


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


7th March

1) BULL HILL – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Range House, Pilgrims' Cross, Bull Hill, Crowthorn School, Wayoh, Edgworth. Y.R. 9 miles. Peter Murray


2) TURTON HEIGHTS – No 1 Blackburn bus and cars to Ciao Baby Restaurant, Blackburn Road for 10.30 start. Dimple Hall, Turton Heights, Stones Bank, Lower Whittaker, Longworth Clough, Critchley Fold. Y.R. 8 miles Mary Pickering and Sarah Ozanne


3) MARPLE & LYME PARK – Meet at Bolton Railway Station at 9.15am (bring bus passes), where details of the walk will be given. Michael Langdon


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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