Bolton CHA Rambling Club - Saturday Rambles Summer 2018

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

8th September – PRESIDENTS' WALKS

'B' – HILLS, MILLS, ROCKS AND LOCKS - An easy 8/9 mile walk starting and finishing at Botany Bay. This will be lead by John Edge. Start time 10.30.

'C' – There will be a 'C' on the day of about 5/6 miles lead by Audrey Dempsey and Keith Brazier. Start time 11.30.

The walks will start from Botany Bay CP Grid Reference 591193.

The walks should end at approximately the same time and then all walkers can meet up for refreshments in the Botany Bay complex. There is also a public house at Botany Bay.

15th September – COACH TRIP – CONISTON. Meet at Bolton bus station (Stand G) for 8.30 start.

'A' – Copper Mines Valley, Levers Water, Swirl Hawes (650), Swirl How (800), Levers Hawes (700), Old Man (803), Slate Quarries, Coniston. Total Height Climbed approx 850/900m. Distance approx 10 miles. Garth Aspden

'B' – From the information centre, walk up to Far End, Yewdale, Shepards Bridge, Tilberthwaite.Horse Crag/Cottages/Coniston. 7.5 miles, height gain 400 metres. Frank Wall

'C' – Tarn How Circular. Coniston, Hill Fell Plantation, Tarn Howes, Tarn Howes Cottage, Cumbria Way (subject to change). 5-7 miles. Margaret Goudge

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

22nd September

‘A’ Brian has had to change his walk on Sept. 22nd because the moors at Embsey Crag will be closed for grouse shooting. The new walk is as follows. Meet at Aldi at 9.00. Walk starts from the large lay-by on the A56 about 1.5 miles after Thornton-in-Craven and just past the road on the right to Elslack. Grid ref: SD 9278 5009. Nearest postcode: Tempest Arms, Elslack BD23 3AY. Elslack, Skinner Ground Farm, Yellison House, Carleton Moor, Pinhaw, The Mount. X.R. Sarah.

‘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’ - WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 bus to St Katherine's Church, Blackrod.  Cars park nearby at Vicarage Road CP for 10.15 for transport to the Tree Barn, Blundell Lane.  Walk starts at 10.30. Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Worthington Lakes, Arley Hall, Blackrod. 6 miles. Edna Barlow

29th September


'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. Margaret Padfield

'C' – WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Carts to Lever Park Ave at 10.00 to transport passengers to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start. Kay's Farm, White Coppice, East of Reservoir, Anglezarke CP. 6 miles. Kath Powter

6th October

‘A’ -  SINGING RINGING TREE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts at Clowbridge Reservoir CP on A682 Rawtenstall to Burnley Road (GR 823280) at 10.00. Burnley Way, Townley Hall, Spring Gardens, Crown Point,White Hill. X.R. Danny Mangan

‘B’ - WHITE COPPICE – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 to go to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Anglezarke Reservoir East, White Coppice Grey Heights, Street Drive. Y.M. Julia Watmough

‘C’ -  – BARROW BRIDGE – Cars park in Whitehill Lane, off  Belmont Road for 10.30 start. Barlow Park, Ravedon Clough, Smithills Hall, Moss Bank Park, Barrow Bridge, Sheep House Farm, Tippett House, Horrocks Fold. 6 miles. Michael Langdon

13th October

‘A’ - ARNSIDE – Meet at Aldi CP, Higher Bridge Street at 9.00.  Walk starts from Arnside at 10.15. Old Railway Track, Storth, Beetham and Hazelslack. 10 miles. Alan Turner.

‘B’ - ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's via Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes  ‘C’ - TWO LAKES – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Turton Bottoms, Chapeltown, Wayoh Circuit, Barlow Institute, Jumbles CP. 7 miles. Peter Morgan

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