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Southport Ramblers welcome all age groups from 8 to 80+ for fortnightly worry-free walking (travelling by coach) with like-minded people throughout the year.

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Overview

Earby is just 1.5 milles from Barnoldswick (as the crow fly's) and three walks will be available with details circulated on the coach. They will range from eany to strenuous depending on the walk selected.

Sunday, 28 January 2024
Start time:
8:10 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

We park the coach to the north of Earby in a layby just up the road from the Punch Bowl pub. Walks today could take you up to Stone Pit Hill and the Pennine Way. North to East Marton and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, or maybe on bits of the Pendle Way and the trackbed of the old railway line from Colne to Skipton.

A Walk Leader - Janet Loines - A circular walk just under 10 miles and a total ascent of 1,200ft. A mix of disused railway tracks, Moorland, rough pasture and foret tracks, lus field paths and quiet lanes. Suitable for regular walkers with a couple of streightforward ascents. We head to Elslack Reservoir, over Carleton Moor to reach Pinhaw Beacon, descending over Stone Pit Hill back to Earby.

B Walk Leader - Carol Gummerson - Just over 8 miles. Starting north of Earby we follow the old railway line north to join the Pennine Way. After 2 miles we walk along the towpath of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal to Barnoldswick. Then follow the Pennine Bridle Way south towards Salterforth, and return north to Earby.

C Walk Leader - Derek Cook - Just over six & half miles with 510ft of ascent. This is rolling countryside and therefore a bit up and down, with a level section in the middle along the canal. We start by walking the old railway line north to join the Pennine Way to reach the Leeds to Liverpool Canal near Swilber Hill. Then head along the canal to Lees Hill where we join the Pendle Way back to the coach.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Coach trip
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 30205 06355
Nearest postcode:
L37 6DA
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Start time:
8:10 am

Bus stop by the site of the Royal Hotel in Formby, and calling at all pick-up points going north.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking