Thursday, 22 March 2018 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:30
4.5 miles / 7.2 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:30)
A weekly brisk circular walk around Horwich / Rivington and the surrounding areas. On the third Thursday of the month we travel a few miles by car to various starting points. If you have no transport a walk leader will be at the leisure centre to take you to the starting point
Sunday, 25 March 2018 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:00
9 miles / 14.5 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)
From the restaurant we follow the Witton Weavers Way to Abbey village then onto Roddlesworth Reservoir and Green Hill. We pass through the hamlet of Tockholes before returning to the Oyster & Otter restaurant.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 (Group: Bolton)
Saturday, 7 April 2018 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 8:00
10 miles / 16.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 18:30)
The A walk is an adventurous route making use of the industrial lead mining past of the area to gain height. It follows the course of the Maize Beck The climb is worth the effort. The view from High Cup Nick across to the Lake District is literally breathtaking.
The B and C walks are lower level walks again with excellent views, possibly from Dufton Pike, but shorter and not so demanding mostly on tracks and returning to Dufton on the Pennine Way.
Sunday, 8 April 2018 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 14:00
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
We head downhill for a change through lanes and fields to Wilsons Farm, then up the clough to Colemans. On this walk we can see good and bad footpaths. One path has been diverted and upgraded. We return through Arcon Village.
Sunday, 15 April 2018 (Group: Bolton)
11 miles / 17.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
From the village of Llansannan we drop down to the River Aled and walk along the valley passing the Berllan Weirs to Rhydyrarain Bridge. Here we leave the river and ascend to Bwrdd Arthur, the ascent continues to Moel Fodiar, the highest point of the walk at 1,000 ft. The onward route is via Hafod Wood and Hafod Dingle to the town of Henllan, then past the ancient enclosure at Coed Coppy, before ending the walk at Denbigh’s historic 13th century castle.
A shorter walk is provided.
Sunday, 22 April 2018 (Group: Bolton)
From the ancient Cross on the heights of Affetside, the walk descends through fields to cross the Jumbles Reservoir. It passes historic Turton Tower and climbs up to Cheetham Close, past the old Stone Circle before looping round to return to Affetside via farmland, moorland and a golf course!
Sunday, 13 May 2018 (Group: Bolton)
From Georges Lane we walk past Curleys and the fishing lake up onto Smithill Moor to Two Lads with spectacular views if the weather is kind
Sunday, 20 May 2018 (Group: Bolton)
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
This month we are in the mountains and set out from Bodfari along the Clwydian Way our destination is the Iron Age fort at Moel Arthur, built around 2500 years ago. We circle the fort and pick up the ridge path on the Offa’s Dyke trail that takes us to the second Iron Age fort at Pentycloddiau. We descend to Aifft, before making a final climb across Moel y Parc before returning to the village of Bodfari.
Saturday, 26 May 2018 (Group: Bolton)
This walk is part of the Manchester Summer Walking Festival. It is a walk full of surprises, passing through beautiful countryside, along peaceful canals, over gentle farmland and through woods, all to be found in the busy, eastern suburbs of Bolton.