Bolton CHA Rambling Club Wednesday Rambles Summer 2017

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WEDNESDAY WALKS

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


26th April

1) WHEELTON MOOR – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.05 for transport to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start Darwen Moor, Brown Hill, Wheelton Moor, Millstone Edge, Roddlesworth Reservoir, Ryal Fold. Y.H. 8.5 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) RAIL RAMBLE – BLACKSTONE EDGE – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.20 for train Littleborough, or by car to Littleborough station. Walk starts there at 10.25. Trip is free for those with GM bus pass. Lydgate, Roman Road, Blackstone Edge, Clegg Moor, Hollingworth Lake, Ealees. 8 miles, 1000 feet of ascent at an easy pace. Steve Almond


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


3rd May

1) HELMSHORE AND ONWARDS – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 9.30 to transport passengers 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.R. 8.5 miles. lan Simkin


2) ROUND LOAF – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Dean Black Brook, White Coppice, High Bullough, West Yarrow, Rivington Hall Drive. 9 miles. Julia Watmough


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


10th May

1) TURTON – No 1 Blackburn bus and cars to Ciao Baby restaurant, Blackburn Road. Cars Park to 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) 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. 8 miles. Peter Murray


3) WORTHINGTON LAKES – 575 interchange bus and cars to Vicarage Road CP, Blackrod for 10.30 start. Blundell Lane, Blackrod Bottoms, Crawshaw Hall, Adlington, Arley & Worthington Lakes, Wigan Golf Club, Blackrod. 6 miles. Florence Wilkes


17th May

1) LARK HILL – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Hey Head, Red Earth, Lark Hill, Taylors Farm, Range House, Top 'o' Quarton, Edgworth. Y.M. 8 miles. Mary Turner


2) ELLEN STRANGE STONE – Meet at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Holcombe, Beetle Hill, Ellen Strange Stone, Lumb, Chatterton. 8 miles. Lois Williams & Jean Steele


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


24th May

1) TOP OF QUARLTON – Meet at Jumbles CP for 10.30 start. Walsh Fold, Birches, Top 'o' Quarlton, Roger Worthingtons Grave, Red Earth, Edgworth, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles CP. 8 miles. Frank Wall


2) SOLOMON'S TEMPLE – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.05 to transport passengers to Ryal Fold for 10.30 start. Slipper Lowe, Hollins Hill, Great Hill, Drinkwaters, Wheelton Moor, Solomon's Temple, Roddlesworth. 8.5 miles. Jill Duffy


3) THE PLUNGE – Meet at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Irwell, Sheephey, Bleakholt, The Plunge, Lunch at Irwell Vale Chapel, Stubbins. 6 miles. Myra Witter


31st 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.R.8.5 miles. Derek Jackson


2) WITTON COUNTRY PARK – Meet at Moss Bank Park CP at 9.45 for transport. Parking is off the A674 (Tower Road signed cemetery). Witton Country Park, Billinge Wood, Lower Bencock Farm, Clog and Billicock public house, Close Farm, Pleasington, Witton Country Park. 7.88 miles. Colin Graham


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


7th June

1) RIDING GATE – 507 bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Riding Gate, Jumbles, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Wayoh Embankment, Chapeltown, Turton Tower, Jumbles, Morrisons CP. Y.M. 9 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


2) CAR RAMBLE – BARLEY – TW ISTON MOOR – (MAP REFERENCE 823405) Barley car park, Blackmoss Reservoir, Twiston Moor, Cough Head, Briercliffe, Whitehough, Barley. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


3) LITTLEBOROUGH TRAIN RAMBLE – Meet at Bolton station at 9.30 where details of travel and walk will be given. David Bagguley


Booking starts for the Grasmere Coach Trip on 12th July


14th June

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 (if available), Old Railway Track, Ramsbottom. Y.R. 9 miles. Jean Steel & Lois Williams


2) HIGHER PASTURES – No 1 Blackburn bus to Ciao Baby restaurant, Dimple. Meet on side road to the rear of the restaurant for 10.30 start. Stones Bank, Catherines Edge, Higher Pastures, Finger Post, Green Lowe, Whewells, Parrs, Dimple. Y.M. 9 miles. Derek Jackson


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


21st June

1) HOGHTON RAMBLE – Meet at Moss Bank Park at 10.00 for transport to Hoghton Village Hall for 10.30 start. Riley Green, Ollerton Bridge, Brindle, Haddock Park Wood, Jack Green, Brindle Lodge, Hoghton Tower. 9 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) WINTER HILL – 125 bus and cars to Georges Lane for 10.30 start. Georges Lane, Holdens, Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, Bungalow Grounds, Derbyshires, Tigers Clough, Ormstons. 8 miles. Leslie Johnson


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, Burr Country Park, Chest Wheel, Holcombe Brook. 6 miles. Myra Witter


28th June

1) YARROW VALLEY – 535 bus to Belmont. On side roads at the back of the Blak Bull public house for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Higher Hempshaws, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Dean Wood, Rivington, Lower Barn, Pigeon Tower, Catternab, Wards Reservoir, Belmont. 9-miles. Ray Jennings


2) YARROW CIRCULAR – 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


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      


5th July

1) HEALEY NAB – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 for transport to Lower Derbyshires CP (opposite Rivington and Blackrod High School) for 10.30 start. Rivington, The Street, Heapy Fold Lane, Healey Nab, Anglezarke, Rivington, Higher Derbyshires. Y.M. 9 miles. Jane Lane


2) TURTON HEIGHTS – No 1 Blackburn bus to Ciao Baby restaurant, Blackburn Road for 10.30 start. Cars park on side roads to the rear of the restaurant. Dimple Hall, New Butterworths, Turton Heights, Stones Bank, Lower Whittaker, Longworth Clough, Higher Croichley Fold. Y.R 8.5 miles.    Mary Pickering & Sarah Ozanne


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


12th July – COACH TRIP – GRASMERE. Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 9.00 start.


A Ambleside, Loughrigg Fell, Silver How, Blearigg, Grasmere. 10.5 miles mountian walk with 2650 feet of ascent. Steve Almond


B Grasmere, Helm Crag - moderate 7.5 miles. 2,000 feet ascent. Derek Jackson


C Grasmere, 5.9 miles height gain 260 mtrs walk will take 3 hours and is a circular walk and starts at the garden centre and we visit the Wordsworth family graves, and then on past Dove Cottage. After this the route is Rydal Mount, Rydal Water and then back to Grasmere. Frank Wall


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


19th July

1) PENDLE WAY – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 9.30 for transport to Ball Grove CP SD 908 402 for 10.30 start. Lowlands Farm, Pendle Way, Copy House, Slack Head, Slack. Y.M. 8 miles. Eileen Bradshaw


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) 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


26th July

1) HEAPY – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet cars at 10.10 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) TOR END – Meet at Peel Tower CP for 10.30 start. Peel Tower, Pilgrims' Cross, Alden Brook, Tor End, Chatterton Close. Y.M. 8 miles. Ray Jennings


3) GOYT VALLEY – Linear Walk – Meet at Bolton Station at 9.15 where details of train bookings will be given by the leader. Marple Locks, Peak Forest, Canal, Strings, Brookbottom, Goyt Valley, New Mills, Newtown, Train back to Bolton direct. 7 miles. Michael Langdon


Booking starts for the Settle coach trip on 23rd August


2nd August

1) WAUGH'S WELL – Cars to Edenfield (park 1st left after the Rostron Arms public house) for 10.30 start. Bleakhold, Turn Fecit, Waugh's Well, Cowpe Lowe, Gin Croft Lane. Y.M 8 miles. Jeanette Hill


2) CAR RAMBLE – WHALLEY – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 9.30 for transport to Whalley Abbey where cars park on the road alongside the Abbey. Follow river, Calderstones, Ribble Way, Aspinall Arms, Whalley Corn Mill, Wiswell, Clerk Hill, Spring Wood, Whalley. 8 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane.


3) WORSLEY WOODS – 68 bus and cars to Lumber Lane (The Cock Inn) to meet cars at the corner of Walkden Road down track 50 yards from Cock Inn for 10.30 start. Roe Green, Worsley Woods, Worsley Village, Worsley Old Hall, Walkden Country Pa rk. 7 miles. Frank Wall


9th August

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


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) LEAD MINES CLOUGH – 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. Lower Barn, Rivington Village, Yarrow Reservoir, High Bullough Reservoir, Lead Mines Clough, Rivington Hall Drive. 5.96 miles. Di Price  


6th August

1) CAR RAMBLE – PLEASINGTON – Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 9.45 for transport to Witton Country Park CP, Blackburn for 10.30 start. Wilmar Low, Lodge Wood, Close Farm, Hoghton Bottoms, Witton Park. 9 miles. Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) HEALY NAB – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Avenue at 10.10 for transport to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Street Drive, Healey Nab, White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir, Overflow Steps, Rivington. 9 miles. Janet Taylor & Pat Salmon


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. Jean & Rita


23rd August - COACH TRIP – SETTLE. Meet at Moor Lane bus station (Stand Z) for 9.00 departure.


'B' Settle, Langcliffe, Upper Winskill, Cattrigg Force, Attermire Scar, Settle. 8 miles 200 feet of ascent.  Linda & Steve Almond


'C' Starts in Settle and climbs over the fell to the Hamlet of Langcliffe. Then a slow climb for views of the 3 peaks. A visit to the Catrigg Force and the Caves above Settle. 6.5 miles. Frank Wall


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


30th August

1) WILDERSWOOD – 125 Preston bus to Georges Lane, Chorley New Road. Cars to Georges Lane at 10.15 to transport passengers to Wilderswood CP for 10.30 start. Wilderswod, Rivington School, Japenese Gardens, The Pike, The Mast, Two Lads. Y.R. 9 miles. Jill Duffy


2) DEEPLY VALE – 507 bus to Harwood. Meet at Morrisons CP, Harwood at 10.00 for transport to Clarence Lido CP (GR810122) off Walmersley Road, North Bury for 10.30 start. Castle Hill, Birtle, Deeply Vale, Croston Close, Gindles. 8.5 miles. Alan Simkin


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


6th September

1) EAGLEY BROOK – Cars to Ousels Nest CP, right off Chapeltown Road shortly before reaching King William public house for 10.30 start. Grange Road, Birtenshaw, Eagley Brook, Dimple, Parrs, Stone Circle, Jesus Stone, Clough House, Turton Tower Golf Course, Ousels Nest CP Y.M 9 miles. Graham Marland


2) REDISHER WOODS – Cars to Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Woodhey, Redisher Woods, Greenmount, Lower Summerseat. 8 miles. Lois Williams & Jean Steele


3) SAMUEL CROMPTON WALK – 507 Harwood 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


13th September

1) FISHERMAN'S WALK – 125 Preston bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Avenue for 10.30 start. Dryfield Lane, Fisherman's Walk, Street Drive, Overflow Steps, Dean Brook, Rivington. Y.M. 8 miles. Frank Atherton


2) RIVINGTON PANORAMA WALK – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 for transport to Lower Derbyshires CP (opposite Rivington and Blackrod School) for 10.30 start. Seven Arches Bridge, Sheepfold, Old Rachels, Simms, Lead Mines Clough, Jepson's Gate, Jepsons Farm, Yarrow Reservoir East, The Castle.Y.H.8.5 miles. Alan Turner


3) BARROW BRIDGE – 535 Belmont bus to Whitehill Lane. Cars park by 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


20th September

1) SPITLERS EDGE – Cars to side roads at the back of the Belmont Bull public house, Belmont for 10.30 start. Hordern Stoops, Spitler's Edge, Great Hill, Picadilly, Higher Pastures House, Belmont. Y.F. Sarah Ozanne


2) SCHOLES HEIGHTS – Cars to Turton Tower for 10.30 start. Wayoh, Hill Top, Scholes Heights, Edgworth, Turton Tower. 8 miles. Derek Jackson


3) KIRKLEES TRAIL – (10.15) 480 Bury bus to St Anne's Church, Tottington. Cars park in Royd Street, by the side of churchyard for 11.00 start. Kirklees trail to Burrs via lottery bridge, Summerseat Cricket Ground, Tower Farm, Tottington. 6 miles. Keith and Francis Sandeford


27th September

1) BOTTOMS HALL - 507 Harwood bus and cars to Morrisons CP, Harwood for 10.30 start. Hill Farm, Bowstone Hill, Stormer Hill Closes, Ferns, Bottoms Hall, Hollymount, Croichley Fold, New Hoyles, Hawkshaw, Two Brooks Farm, Affetside, Cromptions, Morrisons CP. 8.5 miles. Terry & Hazel Kirane


2) PIKESTONS - 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 for transport to Lower Derbyshires CP (opposite Rivington and Blackrod High School) for 10.30 start. Derbyshires, Yarrow West, Coach Road, Pikestones, War memorial, Yarrow East, Lower Barn. 8 miles. Steve Almond


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


4th October

1) HIGHER PASTURES – No 1 Blackburn bus to Ciao Baby restaurant, Blackburn Road. Cars park on side streets to the rear of the restaurant for 10.30 start. Stones Bank, Kathrine's Edge, Higher Pastures, Finger Post, Green Lowe, Whewell, Parrs, Dimple. 8.5 miles . Gordon & Christine Bullough


2) COKE OVENS – Cars to Barlow Institute for 10.30 start. Wayoh West, Bank Wood, Whittlestone Head, Higher Aushaw, Coke Ovens, The Naze, Wayoh East. 8 miles. John Edge


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, Rivington. 6 miles. Florence Wilkes


11th October – MINI WEEK - CANCELLED


18th October

1) ROUND LOAF – 125 bus to Crown Hotel, Horwich. Meet at Lever Park Ave at 10.15 to transport passengers to Rivington Hall Drive for 10.30 start. Rivington, Dean Brook, Alance Bridge, Lead Mines Clough, Round Loaf, Dean Black Brook, White Coppice, Overflow Steps, Rivington, Rivington Hall Drive. 8.5 miles. Alan Turner        


2) BENTLEY HALL – Bus and cars to White Horse public House, Ainsworth. Walk starts from track at side of Ainsworth Recreation Ground at 10.30. Whiteheads, Walshaw, Old Railway, Tottington, Old Kays, Bentley Hall, Knowsley, Ainsworth. 8.5 miles. Cliff & Pat Allen


3) SUMMERSEAT – Meet at Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom for 10.30 start. Tagg Wood, Brooksbottom CC, Summerseat, Nuttall Park. 6 miles.  John/Dorothy Simpson




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