Sunday, 2 April 2017 (Group: Hike On Lancashire)
Start time 11:00
11.5 miles / 18.5 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:15)
Details : This interesting walk takes us from the pretty village of Bolton By Bowland into some fine parkland countryside. Having passed Henry's Well the walk takes us towards the woods of the Ribble River. We finally cross the river and emerge on the south side as we pass by Sawley village. The walk will take us pass a miniature version of Stonehenge where we’ll see the Sword of the Stone and a perfect “10”. !!!!
We make own way back to Bolton by Bowland at Skirden Beck. On returning to the village we can have a scone and a pot of tea at the tea rooms or onto the local hostelry. However on the recce we discovered a very good eating place in Sawley, indeed we pass it on the walk so there is an option to have a good hearty food at a reasonable price here for those who wish to after the walk.
PLEASE NOTE - NO DOGS ON THIS WALK
Meeting Place: Car park in Bolton By Bowland next to the information centre and public toilets.
Sunday, 9 April 2017 (Group: Hike On Lancashire)
Start time 10:30
9 miles / 14.5 km
(Estimated finish time: 14:00)
Details : We will follow the Irwell Sculpture Trail between Bury and Rawtenstall passing through Burrs Country Park and Ramsbottom along the way. We will return to Bury on the East Lancashire railway. The walk is relatively easy with the odd climb here and there. The path is likely to be muddy in places so boots are advised. The walk also coincides with the Ramsbottom chocolate festival so we have a quick stop there around lunchtime.
The train fare is £7.70 but Ramblers members can travel at the concessionary fare of £6.90.
Directions : From North and South, leave the M66 at junction 2 and follow the A58 into Bury. Keep following the A58 on the ring road around the town centre following the brown signs for the ELR. After you have passed The Rock and Bury Market you pass through several sets of traffic lights and then you come to the junction with Bolton Street where you turn right still following the brown signs for the ELR. Once on Bolton Street there are several car parks with one at the side of the station. There is a charge for parking on Sunday but it should be a small flat rate for all day.
Meeting Place : Outside Bury Bolton Street station
Sunday, 16 April 2017 (Group: Hike On Lancashire)
6 miles / 9.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 14:15)
Details : A River ramble from Penwortham, around the historic Preston dock basin and then through the beautiful Miller and Avenham parks. Also take an opportunity to view the historic Park Hotel building which has been earmarked as a Victorian themed hotel and conference centre.
Meeting Place : Outside entrance of Penwortham Holme Recreation Centre, PR1 9UD. PLEASE NOTE - access should be via the entrance on Leyland Road (there is no vehicle access via Liverpool Road). This is a gravel road more or less opposite a former petrol station, now a hand car wash.
Sunday, 23 April 2017 (Group: Hike On Lancashire)
Start time 9:30
14 miles / 22.5 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:00)
Stage 4 is a crossing of the main Pennine watershed and involves many ups and downs. The route is very scenic and visits some great viewpoints and attractive villages.
Directions : From Keighley take the A629 towards Halifax then B6142 for Haworth. Take first right ( Longlands Drive ) almost immediately after junction for hostel.
Some of us are staying at Haworth on the Saturday night. Please contact the leader if you wish to join us.
Meeting place : Howarth Youth Hostel, Longlands Drive, Lees Lane, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8RT. Meet at 9:30am for a car shuffle to Earby