Thursday, 28 February 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Meeting time 10:25,
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:30)
Every week there is a brisk walk of 4/5 miles starting and finishing at Horwich leisure centre. Sometimes we climb up to Rivington Pike, Two Lads or the Pidgeon Tower. We may explore Lower Rivington Reservoir, the Japanese Gardens, Wilderswood, Botton o'th Moor or walk to Blackrod. On the third Thursday of the month we venture a litle further and and may start the walk from Rivington Village,Doffcocker,Aspull,Blackrod or Anglezarke.
Thursday, 7 March 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Sunday, 10 March 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 14:00
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
We head across fields crossing the river Douglas and the fishing lodges at lower Adlington. We then cross the A6 and follow the river under a Victorian aqueduct onto the Leeds Liverpool canal to decend to Blackrod Bottoms to meet the river again and follow it down stream to meet up with the canal again. We follow the canal down to Arley Hall and return via the old mineral line railway and quiet roads to our starting point
Thursday, 14 March 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Sunday, 17 March 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:00
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)
The walk starts at Marple railway station and joins the Peak Forest Canal, with views across the valley, for the first half of the walk to Bugsworth Basin, (the name was changed to Buxworth because it sounds better). There is little left of the industry that this basin was built for. We now follow field paths to New Mills before picking up the Goyt Way back to Marple station.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 14:05
An interesting springtime ramble round little known paths of Astley Bridge along rivers parks and fields. We follow sections of the Tonge Trail and along the river to take in part of the Kingfisher Trail
Sunday, 21 April 2019 (Group: Bolton)
10 miles / 16.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
The walk starts at Rivington Hall Barn and we climb up to Rivington Pike through the gardens that are being restored and views at the top over the Moors that are now regenerating from the fires over the summer. We climb up to Winter Hill via Pike cottage.
From here you can have a 360 degree views of the West Pennine Moors, We then descend down to Horden Stopps, onto Great Hill, Drink Waters and White Coppice, then onto Stronstrey Bank , High Bullough Res. Yarrow Res. then back to Rivington Hall .