Sunday, 21 April 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 10:00
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 .
Thursday, 25 April 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Meeting time 10:25,
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 9.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:30)
A brisk circular walk of 4/5 miles. We may go to the Pidgeon Tower, The Castle at Lower Rivington, The Ravine, Bottom of the Moor, Wilderswood, The Japanese Gardens, The Pike, Blackrod,or across the moors toTwo lads.
Saturday, 4 May 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 8:00
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:45)
The longer walk takes us over Cracoe Fell to the towering War Memorial and the old peat pits above Wharfedale. Then down to the River Wharfe and along its’ banks, on the Dales Way, to Grasington. The shorter walk heads out to the edge of Winterburn Reservoir before crossing the Boss and Threshfield Moor to the hamlet of Linton, across the river to finish at Grassington.
In addition, a 5 mile will be provided.
Sunday, 12 May 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 14:00
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
This walk takes us through the fields and forests of the Hulton Estate. We pass the site of the Pretoria pit disaster where in 1910 344 men and boys lost their lives. This was the second worst mining disaster in England. We see where the pit shafts were and visit the Memorial to the disaster which lists the names of miners who died.
Sunday, 19 May 2019 (Group: Bolton)
These group led walks take in the wonderful countryside, found on our door step, of the West Pennine moors and on occasions slightly further afield. The West Pennines hills are steeped in the history of the Industrial Revolution and we can still see traces of old mine workings, mills and old Manor Houses.
Saturday, 1 June 2019 (Group: Bolton)
11 miles / 17.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Alport to Hartington
The both walks start along the River Bradford and head to Youlgreave and Middleton. The shorter walk (8.5 miles) crosses Gratton Moor, whilst the longer walk follows Rowlow Brook to Dale End and into Gratton Dale. The two walks meet as they enter Long Dale then leave the dale following the path to Friden. From here our route is across farmlands to the village of Hartington.
Sunday, 9 June 2019 (Group: Bolton)
From Moss Bank Park we head up to the hamlet of Barrow Bridge and Pendlebury's farm. After crossing to the Smithills estate we pass Tippet House and continue down to Smithills open farm. We follow the nature trail up to Smithills Hall then over the road through Sheep House Farm and back to the park
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Start time 18:45
5 miles / 8.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 20:45)
Leaving from outside Blackedge Brewery, this is a two hour moderately paced walk around Rivington finishing back at the brewery.
Sunday, 16 June 2019 (Group: Bolton)
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:15)
These group led walks take in the wonderful countryside, found on our door step, of the West Pennine moors and on occasions slightly further afield. The West Pennines hills are steeped in the history of the Industrial Revolution and we can still see traces of old mine workings, mills and old Manor Houses on our walks.
Saturday, 6 July 2019 (Group: Bolton)
Horton in Ribblesdale to Settle
The longer walk heads out from Horton to the Sulber Nick and we cross limestone pavements to Moughton Scar. We drop down into the valley to reach Austwick Beck and follow the beck to Wharfe before we crossing the limestone pavements of Feizor Thwaite to Stainforth. Here we will visit the extensive limestone kilns, then to Langcliffe and take the Pennine bridleway into Settle. The shorter walk (8 miles) takes the track onto the moors above the river and connects with the Ribble Way that leads to Stainforth. We continue on the Ribble Way as the path wends its way by the side of the River Ribble to Settle.