Thursday, 24 October 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:30)
A varied circular walk around the picturesque scenery surrounding Horwich and Rivington. We may visit such places as The Pike, Rivington Gardens, Wallsuches, Bottom of the Moor, Blackrod, The Two Lads, the Pigeon Tower or Wilderswood. The walks are at a brisk pace often over moorland with steep inclines and uneven surfaces but also on good surfaced paths if the weather is inclement. On the third Thursday of the month we venture a little further afield from our usual starting point and details of these walks are posted one week before the start date.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Saturday, 2 November 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 8:00
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
This walk was devised by JW Bamforth in 1975 and described as “A walk full of history by moor and mill, clough and canal, weaver’s cottages and ancient hamlet”. We start from Marsden and ascend to Slaithwaite Moor, on the northern side of the valley, and cross Bradshaw and Crimble cloughs before dropping down to the valley floor. Here we take the tow path of the Huddersfield Narrow-boat canal to Linthwaite. From Linthwaite we ascend the southern side of the valley above the River Colne passing many of the weaver’s cottages scattered along the route.
Shorter walks of 8.5 and 5 miles will be provided.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Sunday, 10 November 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 14:00
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
This has become a traditional walk for Bolton Ramblers.
Starting at Rivington we pass the Yarrow Reservoir then continue over the fields to Lead Mines Clough. At the Airman Memorial we pause to reflect on the casualties of all wars
Sunday, 17 November 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:00
10 miles / 16.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
These group led walks take advantage of the countryside found on our door step. We have West Pennines moors that are steeped in the history of the Industrial Revolution and we can still see traces of old mine workings, mills and Manor Houses on our walks. There are iconic landmarks to be visited and some surprising urban routes in and around Bolton.
Packed lunch and drinks are necessary. There will be stops for a drink in the morning and then lunch.
Saturday, 7 December 2019 (Group: Bolton)
11 miles / 17.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale
The walk starts at Arnside Moss and follows the old coffin route that went to Beetham Church yard. The route takes us past Hazelslack Tower, Underlaid Wood and the narrow gap through a small limestone cliff known as “Fairy Steps”. We leave the limestone escarpment to cross Hale and Holme mosses before ascending the rocky fells of Clawthorpe and Hutton Roof, then down across the grasslands into Kirkby Lonsdale.
Wednesday, 1 January 2020 (Group: Bolton)
From the Lodge we follow paths up to and over Boot Lane then continue up Midge Hole Clough to the golf course. We then make our way down hill to Barrow Bridge through Moss Bank back to our start
Saturday, 4 January 2020 (Group: Bolton)
Ashcroft Farm to Willaston
From Ashcroft Farm our route takes us through the villages of Shotwick, Puddington and Burton which feature glorious old red sandstone buildings. We go out along the Dee Estuary and past Denhall Quay, the place where extensive coal mines were dug under the River Dee, to Neston. Here we pick up the Wirral CP trail using an old railway line that was cut through the red sandstone rocks of the area to the finish at Willaston.
Sunday, 12 January 2020 (Group: Bolton)
We follow Roynton Ave up to the gardens where we will see the restored pidgeon tower and the viewing platforms on the summer houses, the great lawn and gardens and the extensive restoration of paths round the ravine