Number 1 walks start at 10.00 am. All other walks start at 10.30 am unless otherwise stated.
NO WALKS – HAPPY NEW YEAR
(1) AROUND THE TOWER – 10 Miles
Cars to visitor centre CP, Tockholes. SD 665 215.
Walk – Roddlesworth Reservoirs, Slipper Lowe, Darwen Moor and Tower.
(2) ANGLEZARKE & WHITE COPPICE – 8 Miles
Cars to Angelzarke reservoir CP. Nearest post code PR6 9DQ, GR SD 619 162.
Walk – Heapey Fold Lane, Healey Nab, White Coppice, Sharrocks, Stronstry Bank and return.
(3) BRIDGEWATER AND WORSLEY – 7 Miles
Meet – Car park Stanfield Drive Boothstown PC M28 1NB GR SD 724 007 (behind Stanfield Centre shops).
Walk – Bridgewater Canal, Worsley, Old Warke Dam, The Aviary, old railway line to Menton and back along canal.
(4) CHRISTMAS TREE WALK – 3/4 Miles
Meet at the upper Entwistle car park, Batridge Barn. GR 721172; nearby post code: BL7 0NF.
Walk – A short walk round Entwistle Reservoir to enjoy decorated trees, including a lunch stop at the Strawbury Duck (optional).
(1) BLACKROD – 10 Miles
Cars to Blackrod Community Centre. GR 617 106.
Walk – Aberdeen, Arley, Holly Nook.
(2) ASHURST BEACON – 9 Miles
Cars to roadside parking near canal bridge at Appley Bridge. Nearest postcode WN6 9AP, GR SD 52325 09290.
Walk – Appley Bridge, Roby Mill, Beacon Country Park, Ashurst Beacon, Leeds & Liverpool Canal and return.
(3) HOLLAND FOLD – 7 Miles
Meet – Horrobin CP Rivington Primary school, SD 625 143.
Walk – Yarrow Reservoir, Holland Fold, Limbrick, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Hall of the Hill, Shaw Fold.
(4) BORSDANE WOOD – 5/6 Miles
Meet at Aspull Civic Centre. GR SD 611 078; WN2 1PJ. Turn left 300 yards after finger post on Wigan Lane B5238 going toward Wigan.
Walk – Borsdane Wood, Hindley Hall, Top Lock and return.
(1) WHITE COPPICE AND BEYOND – 11 Miles
Cars to White Coppice Cricket Club CP. GR 619 191.
Walk – Brinscall, Abbey Village, Withnell, Heapey, Canal, Healey.
(2) AROUND THE RESERVOIRS AND MOORS OF RIVINGTON- 8 Miles
Cars to Bay Horse car park, PR6 9ER. GR SD 61195 14547.
Walk – Shaw Place, Cunliffe Farm, Rivington, Dean Wood, Wilkinson Bullough, Parson’s Bullough and return.
(3) ON AND OFF THE CANAL – 7 Miles
Meet – Haigh Hall car park small charge SD596 087.
Walk – Leeds Liverpool canal, Arley Woods, Winstanley, Haigh Plantations.
(4) LOSTOCK BUT NO BARREL – 5/6 Miles
Meet at Doffcocker Lodge / Triangle Church car park, BL1 5SL.
Walk – Old Hall, Regent Park, Lostock, High Road
(1) WINTER HILL – 11 Miles
Cars to Woodland Trust CP Colliers Road, BL1 7PT. SD 676 123.
Walk – Walker Fold, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, Dunscar, Barrow Bridge.
(2) IRWELL VALLEY RAMBLE – 9 Miles
Cars to Moses Gate Country Park, Lower CP, BL4 7QS. GR SD741 068.
Walk – Prestolee, Ringley, Clifton Country Park, Irwell Sculpture Trail and return.
(3&4) CUERDEN VALLEY – 6 Miles
Meet at end of Factory Lane (charge) Whittle le Woods, PR6 7EA. GR SD 578 217.
Walk in the Area dependant on the weather. Look for St John the Baptist Church. A walk through a country park.