Bolton CHA Rambling Club Wednesday Rambles Summer 2018

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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


25th April

1) – HEAPY – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.10 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) – PIKE COTTAGE – Bus and cars to Georges Lane, Horwich for 10.30 start. Matchmoor Lane, Quarry East, Two Lads, Pike Cottage, Bungalow Grounds, Tiger's Clough, Ormstons, Wilderswood. 7.5 miles. Jane Lane


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


2nd May

1) – SCHOLES HEIGHTS – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Wayoh Reservoir, Hill Top, Scholes Heights, Edgworth, Turton Tower. 8.5 miles.Garth Aspden


2) – SPITLERS EDGE – Bus and cars to Belmont Bull for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Picadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.M. 8 miles. Sarah Ozanne & Mary Pickering


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


9th May

1) – HELMSHORE AND BEYOND – Meet at side roads at the back of Morrisons CP, Harwood at 9.45 for transport to Helmshore Textile Museum CP (opposite Musbury Fabrics) for 10.30 start. Hill End, Legs End, Rossendale Way, Bentley Moss, Cotes Farm, Burnt Hill, Hollingbank Farm. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Alan Simkin


2) – ROGER WORTHINGTON'S GRAVE – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Affetside, Two Brooks, Boardman's via Valley, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes


3) – CUTACRE – No 582 bus from Bolton bus station to St Helens 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


16th May

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. Derek Jackson


2) – GREENMOUNT – Cars to side roads around the Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook for 10.30 start. Higher Summerseat, Tower Farm, Greenmount, Holcombe. 8 miles. Jean Steel & Lois Williams


3) - MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARK -  (10.00) 524 Bury bus to Moses Gate Country Park.  Cars park on bottom CP for 10.40 start. Rock Hall, Bottom Canal, Ringley, Outwood, Top Canal, Nob End. 6 miles. David Bagguley


23rd May

1) – RIVINGTON CIRCULAR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Liverpool Castle, Lower Barn, Dean Wood, Wilcock's Farm, Old Rachel's, Rivington Hall Barn, Higher Derbyshires, Lever Park Ave. Y.M.8 miles. Jane Lane


2) – HEALEY NAB – 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. Rivington, Street Drive, Healey Nab Quarry, White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rivington. 9 miles. Derek Jackson


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


30th May

1) – WHEELTON MOOR – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start.  Darwen Moor, Brown Hill, Wheelton Moor, Millstone Edge, Roddlewworth Reservoir, Ryal Fold. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Ray Jennings


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. Y.M. 8 and a quarter miles Frank Wall


3) - RED SQUIRREL WALK – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.15 (bring bus passes). Walk starts from Freshfield Railway Station ,Victoria Road, Formby.  Fishermans' Path, Sutton Coastal Path, National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve, Blundell Lane. 4.5 miles. Michael Langdon & David Bagguley.


6th June

1) - SNIG HOLE, Meet Peel Tower Car Park for a 10.30 start. Chatterton Close, Cronkshaw Fold, Snig Hole, Irwell Vale, Tagg Wood. Y.M. Jean Steele  and Eileen Bradshaw


2) - RIVINGTON & LEAD MINES – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Gates for 10.30 start. Higher Derbyshires,

Top Barn, Yarrow East, Lead Mines Clough, Yarrow West, Fishermans' Walk. 7.5 miles. Steve & Linda Almond


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. 6 miles. Di Price


13th June

1) – TURTON TOWER – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Wheatsheaf Clough, Entwistle Reservoir, Turton Tower, Jumbles, Barlow Institute. 8.5 miles.  Peter Murray


2) – HOLLINGROVE – (New Walk) – Cars to side streets near to Hare & Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook for 10.30 start. Summerseat, Kirklees, Hollingrove, Redisher Woods, Hare & Hounds. Y.M. 8 miles. Jeanette Hill


3) – HIGH RID – 540 or 740 bus to Hulton Lane.  Cars park in Junction 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


Booking starts for the Hawkshead coach trip on 11th July


20th June

1) – RED LEA – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Sunnyhurst, Meadow Head, Feniscowles, Red Lea, Higher Hill, Ryal Fold. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Peter Murray


2) – CAR RAMBLE – CHIPPING – Meet at Moss Bank Park for 9.15 start to Chipping CP for 10.30 start. Windy Hills, Lickhurst, New Laund, Leagram Hall. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


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 June

1) – FISHERMAN' WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars 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) – NANGREAVES – Meet at Nuttall Park CP, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Irwell, Walmersley, White Carr, Scotland Lane, Deeply Vale, Sales, Nangreaves. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner


3) - BURRS COUNTRY PARK – Cars to side streets around Hare and 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. Myra Witter


4th July

1) – SPITLERS EDGE – Cars to side roads at the back of the Belmont Bull Hotel for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Piccadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.R. 8 miles. Sarah Ozanne


2) – TWO LADS AND WILDERSMOOR – 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. Jill Duffy


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


11th July – COACH TRIP – HAWKSHEAD (Lake District) Meet at Bolton bus station Stand G for 9.00 start.


B – Hawkshead, Latterbarrow, Wise Een Tarn, Moss Eccles Tarn, Bell Grange, Windermere Shore to Wray Castle, Blelham Tarn, Hawkshead. 9 miles, 800 feet of climbing. Steve Almond


C – Hawkshead Hill, Tarn Hows, Skinner How Lane, Hawkshead. 6 miles. Frank Atherton


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


18th July

1) – BOWSTONE HILL – Meet at side street at the back of Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Riding Gate, Roading Brook Road, Bowstone Hill, Affetside, Walsh Fold, Jumbles, Morrisons. Y.M. 8 miles. Frank Wall.


2) – AROUND ANGLEZARKE – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at 10.05 to go to Anglezarke CP for 10.30 start.Lead Mines Clough, Hempshaws, Spitlers Edge, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, White Coppice, Anglezarke East. Y.M. 9 miles. John Edge


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


25th July

1) – WHALLEY ROUND – Meet at Lumb Carr Road, Hare and Hounds public house, Holcombe Brook at 9.30 to continue to Springwood CP, Whalley BB7 9UE for 10.30 start. Golf Course, Bramley Farm, Wymenhouses, Wiswell. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Jean Steel & Eileen Bradshaw.


2) – HOLLINGSHEAD HALL – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.05 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Darwen Tower, Darwen Moor, Roddlesworth, Hollingshead Hall, Ryal Fold. Y.M. 9 miles. Gill Chivers & Elaine Cross


3) - HOLLINGWORTH LAKE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.30 for 9.45 (check times with leader) 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


Booking starts for the Castleton coach trip on 22nd August


1st August

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) – WARPERS TRAIL – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Y.M. Jumbles, Wayoph, Edge Fold, Lowe Hill, Turton & Edgeworth Reservoir South, Clough House. 9 miles. Steve Almond


3) - AFFETSIDE – 480 Bury bus to Pack Horse, Affetside.  Cars park near the pub for 10.40 start. Two Brooks, Croichley Fold, Hollymount, Greenmount. 5 miles. Frank Wall


8th August

1) – CHIP SHOP WALK – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in 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, White Coppice. Y.R. 8.5 miles. Sarah Ozanne


2) – HOLLYMOUNT – Cars to Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Slack Lane, Affetside, Two Brooks, Hollymount, Top 'o' Quarlton, Pallet, Jumbles. Y.M.8 miles. Alan Simkin


3) - WHEATSHEAF CLOUGH – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir CP, Wayoh Reservoir Extension, Wheatsheaf Clough, Ishwerwod Fold, Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower. 7 miles. Peter Murray

 

15th August

1) - ANGLEZARKE MOOR – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Reservoir Path, Goit, White Coppice, Coppice Style, Great Hill, Spitlers Edge, Will Nar, Catternab, Pigeon Tower. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner


2) – DEEPLY VALE – 507 bus to Morrisons, Harwood.  Meet cars on Morrisons CP at 10.00 for transport to Clarence Lido CP (GR 810122) off Walmersley Road, North Bury for 10.30 start. Castle Hill, Birtle, Deeply Vale, Croston Close, Grindles. 8.5 miles. Margaret Padfield


3) – ICE CREAM WALK – (bring bus passes) – Cars park at Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Wallsuches, Higher Derbyshires, Rivington Lower Barn, Cunliffe Farm, Shaw Place, Slacks 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


22nd August – COACH TRIP – CASTLETON Meet at Bolton bus station Stand G for 9.00 start.


B – Blue John Mines, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Lose Hill, Hope, Castleton. 8-9 miles about 1200 feet of ascent. Ray Jennings.


C – Bradwell, Brough, Navio Roman Fort, Peakshole Water, Hollowford Road, a visit to a mini zoo of farm animals, Odin Sitch, Castleton. An easy five miles walk. Pauline Francis


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


29th August

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) – WILCOCK'S FARM – 125 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


5th September

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 CP. Y.M. 8.5 miles Alan Simkin


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) – 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


12th September

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) – 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 & Sarah Ozanne


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


19th September

1) – ROUND LOAF – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.05 to go 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) – WHITTLESTONE HEAD – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Clough House, Entwistle Reservoir, Edge Lane, Ramwells Farm, Whittlestone Head, Higher Aushaw, Wayoh Farm, Wayoh East, Chapeltown. 8 miles. Derek Jackson


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


26th September

1) – BENTLEY HALL – Cars to Ainsworth Recreation Ground for 10.30 start. Walshaw, Bolholt, Tottington, Old Kays, Bowstone Hill, Bentley Hall, Knowsley. Y.M. 8.5 miles. Cliff & Pat Allen


2) – BUNGALOW GROUNDS – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich.  Meet cars in Lever Park Ave for 10.30 start. Rivington School, Bungalow Grounds, Pigeon Tower, Rivington, Dean Brook, Overflow Steps, Street Drive, Fisherman's Walk, Dryfield Lane. 8 miles. Julia Watmough


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 10.30 start. Kirklees Trail to Burrs via the new Lottery Bridge, Summerseat Cricket Ground, Tower Farm, Tottington. 6 miles. Keith & Frances Sandeford


3rd October

1) – CATTERNAB – Cars to Belmont for 10.30 start.  Cars should park on the side streets at the back of the Belmont Bull Hotel. Hoarstones, Hordern Stoops, Catternab, The Pike, Spring Reservoir, Belmont. 8.5 miles. Sarah Ozanne.


2) – HOLE IN ONE – Meet at Batridge Road CP for 10.30 start. Clough Hse, Torra Barn, Turton Golf Club, (CH), Witton Weavers Way, Rotary Way, Turton Bottoms, Wayoh West. 8 miles. Gordon Hughes


3) – BRINSCALL – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 to transport passengers to Brinscall Baths for 10.30 start. Goyt, White Copppice, Tootals, Brinscall, Abbey Village, Pike Lowe, Brinscall. 7 miles. David Bagguley


10th October – MINI WEEK - KESWICK


17th October

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


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) – WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 interchange bus and cars to St Katherine's church, Blackrod for 10.30 start. Blundell Lane, Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Adlington, Arley and Worthington Lakes, Wigan Gold Club, Blackrod. 6 miles. Florence Wilkes



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