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SATURDAY RAMBLES

‘C’ Walks are easier walks at a slower pace, equivalent to Wednesday No. 3 walks.


22nd April

‘A’ SABDEN – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at 10am from CP on Clitheroe Road, just past the cattle grid GR 773381. Wiswell Moor Farm, Sabden, Church Clough Reservoir, Nick 'o' Pendle, Wilkin Heys. X.M. Chris Deacon


B’ ALDEN RATCHERS – Cars to Woodhey Road, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Robin Hood's Well, Dowry Head, Alden Ratchers, Pilgrim's Cross.Y.R. Mary Turner


‘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


29th April

‘A’ EDALE PANORAMA WALK – Meet at Bolton station at 8.50 for train to Piccadilly, or by car direct to Edale. Walk starts from Edale station at 10.35. Edale YHA, Jagger Clough, Crookstone Out Moor, Crookstone Knoll, Ringing Roger, Grindslow Knoll, The Rambler. X.R. Steve Almond


‘B’ THE MAST – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 10.30 start. 63 Steps, Sheepcote Green, Coal Pit Road, Holdens, Horwich Moor, High Rid, Doffcocker Lodge. Y.R. Janet Taylor


‘C’ WHITE COPPICE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at 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


6th May

A PARLICK PIKE - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.45. Walk starts from Chipping CP at 10.00. Parlick Pike, Fairsnape Fell, Wolf Fell, Saddle End, Chipping Lawn. Y.H. Anne & Malc Delaney


B HOLLYMOUNT – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start. Slack Lane, Affetside, Two Brooks, Hollymount, Top 'o' Quarlton, Pallet, Jumbles. Y.M. Gordon Hughes


C TWO LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapletown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Insitute, Jumbles.  7 miles. Peter Morgan


13th May – COACH TRIP - MALHAM

Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 8.30 departure


'A' Malham Village, Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Middle House, Malham Tarn, Malham Cove. 10.5 miles. Steve Almond


'B' River walk to waterfall at Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, Comb Scar, Malham Cove, Malham. 8 miles Height Gain 250 metres. Frank Wall


'C' Malham Hall Close, The Old Accraplatts, Kirby Malham, Town End Farm, Hanlith Hall, The Pennine Way, Malham Village. A low level 6 miles walk through scenic countryside with some interesting places to view on the route. Pauline Francis


Full details of walks will be announced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip.


20th May

‘A’ MARPLE MEANDER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 Walk starts at Brabys Park CP (GR964 895) at 10.15. (Can be done as a train ramble). Peak Forest Canal, Goyt Way, Linnet Clough Scout Camp, Sett Valley Trail, Millennium Walkway, Midshires Way, Goyt Way, Marple Bridge. X.M. Alan Simkin.


'B' WORTHINGTON LAKES – Meet at Duxbury Park CP, left at Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour and then 1st right for 10.30 start. River Yarrow, Coppull Hall Lane, Holt's Farm, White Crow, Worthington Lakes, Crawshaw Hall, Tow Path, Ellerbeck. Y.M. Peter Gaskell


‘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.


Booking starts for the Conway Coach Trip on 17th June


27th May

‘A’ BARNOLDSWICK - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Barnoldswick CP (GR 879466) at 10.15. Weets Hill, Lower Admirgill, Blacko, Slipper Hill Reservoir, Park Bridge. X.M. Anne Cash


‘B’ CLARENCE LIDO – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 10.00 for transport to Clarence Lido CP, Bury for 10.30 start. Woods, Golf Course, Old Birtle, Deeply Vale, Gingles. Y.M.  Hazel Kirane & Margaret Padfield.


‘C’ LYME PARK – Meet at Bolton Station at 8.35 (bring bus passes) when we will be informed of the time of the train. Alight at Middlewood Station. Middlewood Way, Lyme View Marina, Trostlewood Park, Lyme Park, Return from Disley Station. 6 miles. Chris Coughlin


3rd June

‘A’ SLAIDBURN – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Slaidburn CP at 10.30. (nearest post code BB7 3ES). Hammerton Hall, Ten Acre Hill, New House, Pike Side, Eak Hill, Hollins House, Slaidburn. X.M. Sarah Ozzane


‘B’ WHEELTON MOOR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 for transport to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Plantation, White Coppice. Y.M. Frank Atherton


‘C’ WILCOCKS FARM – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich to meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fisherman's Walk, Rivington, Dean Brook, Yarrow East, Dean Wood, Rivington Hall Barn, Horwich. 6 miles. Mavis Taylor


10th June

'A' BOTANY BAY – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30. Walk starts from Botany Bay CP (GR 591193) at 10.15. Bagganley Lane, White Coppice, The Lowe, Brinscall, Withnell, Abbey Village, Withnell Fold, Towpath. X.M. Danny Mangan


'B' HOLLY HALL - Meet at Topps Tiles (park on Holland Street) at 9.30 for transport to Ribchester CP for 10.30 start. Dewhurst House, Trough House, Hurst Green, Holly Hall,Lowe Hill House, Popes Farm, Stydd, Ribchester. Y.M. Derek Jackson


'C' PIKE COTTAGE – 125 Preston bus to Georges Lane, Horwich. Cars park there for 10.30 start. Georges Lane, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Roynton Lane, Tigers Clough, Wallsuches. 6 miles. Marian Rutter


17th June – COACH TRIP – CONWAY Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 8.30 start.


'A' Bodlondeb Wood, North Wales Path, Alltwen, Maen Esgob, Groesffordd, Bryn-locyn, Conway. Approx 10 miles 1,500 feet ascent. Sarah Ozanne


'B' No suitable Conway. BETWS-Y-COED. Coach to drop off and pick up on way back home. Linear walk via a 'Two Stop' rail trip, single track scenic, Conway, Conway Valley to line to Dolwyddelan (about £4 fare). Walking in direction of the line, then passing under it, walk under the line at one point and down Afon Llide (steep downhill): at Cethins's Bridge we climb up to Llyn Elsi with stunning views: then through a forest, cross a main road and back to Betwsy. Bring walking sticks, height gain 217 metres Frank Wall


'C' Conwy Tourist Centre, Coed Bonarth, Bodlondeb Wood, The Marina, Castell Caer, Conwy Mountain, The North Wales Path, Cadnant Park and Conwy Castle (optional) A six mile walk (approx) with panoramic views from Conwy Mountain (245-830ft) and the castle.  Pauline Francis


Full details of walks will be annouced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip


24th June

‘A’ FURNESS VALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Nelson's Pit Visitor Centre (SK12 1TH) at 10.15. Green Farm House, Lyme Hall, Dipping Stone, Furness Vale, Bollinhurst Reservoir, Higher Poynton. X.M. 12 miles. Sarah Ozanne


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


‘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. 7 miles. Margaret Walton


1st July

'A' CRAGG VALE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Lumbutts Road, Todmorden OL14. Directions using A6033, pass Walsden take Hollins Lane follow sign for Lumbutts Road, pass Shepherds Rest Inn and continue to Top Brink Inn. Walk starts at 10.15. Withins Clough Reservoir, Old Cragg Hall, Swillington, Mankinholes. X.R. Brian Bracegirdle


'B' CAR RAMBLE – GARSTANG - Meet at Topps Tiles (park on Holland Street) at 9.30 for transport to Garstang main CP for 10.30 start. Grisedale, Nicky Nook, Scorton, Garstang. 8 miles. Keith Barnett


'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


8th July

‘A’ MARSDEN MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.45. Walk starts from Marsden at 10.00 (GR SE048116). Use post code HD7 6DD. Check with leader for exact parking details in Marsden. Rams Clough, Swellands, Pennine Way, Millstone Edge, Packhorse Road. X.R. Anne & Malc Delaney


‘B’ 3 LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Jumbles, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Wayoh East, Entwistle, Clough House, Horrobins. Y.M. Gordon Hughes


‘C’ NEW WALK – 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


Booking stars for the Pateley Bridge coach trip on 5th August


15th July

‘A’ WAINWRIGHT WALK 1 – EASTERN FELLS - Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 8.00. Walk starts at 9.45 from Glennridding main CP. Glennridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Hartside, Stybarrow Dodd. 10 mile mountain walk with ascent of 3100 feet, Hilary Walton & Steve Almond


‘B LARK HILL – Meet at CP near Hawkshaw Lane for 10.30 start. Boardmans, Holly Hey, Red Earth, Barlow Institute, Aqueduct, Walsh Fold, Toye Farm, Two Brooks. Y.M. 8 miles. Mary Turner


‘C’ ELLERBECK WOODS – Meet at far end of Jubilee Playing Fields (Jubilee CP) Adlington for 10.30 start. Canal Bank, Ellerbeck Woods, River Yarrow, Duxbury Park, Spring Wood, Canal Bank. 7 miles. Judith Pilkington


22nd July

‘A’ WYCOLLER – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts from Ball Grove CP (SD 908402). Lowlands Farm, Pendle Way, Antley Gate, Germany Farm, Slack. Y.M. Eileen Bradshaw


‘B’ RED EARTH – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start. The Barlow, Edgworth, Red Earth, Holcombe Hey Fold, Range House, Hollingrove Farm, Sunny Top, Affetside, Jumbles. Y.M. 8 miles. Cliff & Pat Allen


C’ SUMMERSEAT GARDEN CENTRE – Cars to Hare and Hounds Pub, Holcombe Brook. Walk starts here 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 ½ miles. Mary Turner


29th July

'A' PENDLE CIRCULAR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30 Walk starts at Pendleton near Clitheroe, Swan with 2 necks CP. Cars to remote area part of park. Worston Moor, Bid End, Ogden, Deerstones, Nick 'o' Pendle, Pendleton, 12 miles . Garth Aspden.


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


'C' SUNNYHURST WOODS – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Step Back, Lyche Gate, Sunnyhurst Visitors Centre, Winter Hill, Weasel Lane, Higher Hill Farm. 8 miles. Derek Jackson


5th August COACH TRIP to PATELEY BRIDGE. Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 8.30 departure.


'A' BRIMHAM ROCKS – Pateley Bridge, Blazefield, White Houses, Brimham Rocks, Smelthouses, Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge. 9 miles. Alan Simkin


'B' Brimham Moor, Smelthouses, Glasshouses, Blazefield, Pateley Bridge. Cliff & Pat Allen


'C' The River Nidd, Brigg House, Foster Beck, Nidderdale Way, Wath, Gouthwaits Reservoir, Spring Wood and the path along the river on the return to the town. Only one slight ascent up to Heathfield on this 6 mile walk. Pauline Francis


Full details of walks will be announced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip


12th August

‘A’ LONGDENDALE - Meet at Bolton Station at 9.30. Walk starts at 10.00 from Hadfield Station. Car parking (grid reference SK 024961). Woodhead Dam, Torside Reservoir, Crowdon, Hadfield. 10 miles. Alan Turner


‘B’ LUMB BRIDGE – Cars to side street to the rear of the Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook for 10.30 start. Lammy Bank, Grant's Tower, Wham Hill, Lumb Bridge, Buckhurst, Baldingstone, Chest Wheel. Y.M. Hazel Kirane & Margaret Padfield


'C' BRADSHAW BOTTOMS -507 Harwood bus to Bradshaw Church. Walk starts from Morrisons CP at 10.30. Harwood cricket field, Bradshaw Bottoms, Jumbles Circuit, Riding Gate. 5 miles. Olive Magee


19th August – PRESIDENTS WALK

125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Bowling Club, Street Drive, Healey Nab, White Coppice, Anglezarke, Overflow Steps, Bowling Club.7 miles,  Frank Atherton


Booking starts for the Grassington coach trip on 16th September


26th August

‘A’ FAIRSNAPE/PARLICK – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.30. Walk starts at Chipping CP (pay and display) at 10.30. Dinkling Green, Fanefoot, Fair Oak, Fairsnape, Parlick, Chipping.12 miles/R. Garth Aspden


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


‘C’ ICE CREAM WALK – (Bring bus passes) – Cars park at Georgers Lane for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Higher Derbyshires, 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


2nd September

A THIEVELY PIKE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Clowbridge Reservoir CP at 10.00. Directions: Rawtenstall (at main traffic lights turn left A682 – Crawshawbooth, Dunnockshaw, Clowbridge. Walk details: Water, Clough Head Farm, Bacup Old Road Old Meadows, X.R. Brian Bracegirdle


B CAR RAMBLE – HURST GREEN – Meet at Topps Tiles (park on Holland Street) at 9.30. Walk starts from Hurst Green CP at 10.30. Hurst Green, Cromwell's Bridge, River Ribble, Hurst Green, Y.M. Keith Barnett


C HAIGH HALL – 575 Wigan bus from Bolton Interchange to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod. Cars park at Vicarage road CP nearby for 10.30 start. Little Scotland, Abbey Farm, Arley Hall, Canal, Haigh Hall, Blackrod. 6 miles. David Bagguley  


9th September

'A' COPSTER GREEN – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00 Walk starts from Langho (GR SD 70340 34626) at 10.00. Langho, Hacking Hall, Dinckley Bridge, Copster Green, Snodworth, Langho. X.M. Peter Murray


'B' BENTLEY HALL – Cars to track at side of Ainsworth Recreation Ground for 10.30 start. Whiteheads, Walshaw, Old Railway,Tottington, Old Kays, Bentley Hall, Knowsley. 8.5 miles. Cliff & Pat Allen


'C' WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 bus to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod. Cars park nearby at Vicarage Road CP to transport passengers to the Tree Barn, Blundell Lane. Walk starts at 10.30. Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Worthington Lakes, Arley Hall, Blackrod. 6 miles. Peter Morgan


16th September COACH TRIP to GRASSINGTON. Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 8.30 departure.


'A' Yarnbury, Hole Bottom, Langerton Hill, Burnsall. 10.5 miles. Brian Thomas


‘B' Leave Visitors Centre: through Village, Bridge over River Wharfe, From Main Road turn left, signpost for Skirethorne, Wood Nook, Higher Heights, Thresfield Moor, Moot Lane (track), Bow Bridge, Grassington. 8.4 miles T/G 250 metres. Frank Wall


'C' Grassington, Linton Falls, Dales Way to suspension bridge, Holebottom Lead Mines, Moor Lane to High Lane, 6.9 miles relatively easy one road incline. David Bagguley


Full details of all walks will be announced by leaders on the coach. There will be comfort stops on the trip


23rd September

‘A’ - RYDALE HALL WEEKEND


‘B’ WHITE COPPICE – 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. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Aglezarke East, White Coppice, Grey Heights, Street Drive. Y.M. Julia Watmough


‘C’ NEW WALK – 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. 6.5 miles. Frank Wall


30th September

'A' HOLCOMBE MOOR – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at 9.45 from bottom of Lumb Carr Road, Holcombe Brook GR 780154 at 9.45. Redisher Woods, Peel Tower, Pilgrim's Cross, Alden Ratchers, Great House, Stubbins.

X.R. Chris Deacon


'B' WHEELTON MOOR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Lead Mines Clough, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Plantatioon, White Coppice. Y.M. Derek Jackson


'C' MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARK – 524 bus to Moses Gate Country Park.Cars park at Bottom CP for 10.30 start. Nob End, Top Canal, Oakwood, Ringley Woods, Bottom Canal, Rock Hall. 6 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


7th October

‘A’ HOPE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.15. Walk starts at 10.00 from Hope Station. Cars park at Station. Whin Hill, Ladybower House, Stannage Edge, Hathersage. X.M. Alan Turner


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


‘C’ ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars park in Hawkshaw Lane, Hawkshaw for 10.30 start. Walk up Hawkshaw Lane to Roger Worthington's Grave, Red Earth, Edgeworth, Barlow Institute, Birches, Hawkshaw. 7 miles. Gordon Hughes & Anne Moller


14th October

‘A’ MALHAM – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00. Walk starts at Malham at 10.30. Pikledaw Hill, Kirkby Fell, Langscar, Malham Tarn, Water Sinks, Malham Cove. X.R. Brian Thomas


‘B’ HEMPSHAWS – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Riving Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Top Barn, Bungalow Grounds, Belmont Road, Will Nar, Hempshaws, Yarrow West, Rivington. Y.M.

Leslie Johnson


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



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