Wednesday Walks – April 2024

Number 1 walks start at 10.00am. All other walks start at 10.30 am unless otherwise stated.

3rd April

(1) Clapham – 11 miles
Cars to Church Ave LA2 8EQ. Grid Ref SD 745 693
Walk – Long lane, Sulber nick, Moughton, Crummack, Nappa Scar, Thwaite lane.

(2) Aud Betts Circular – 8 miles
Cars to the lay-by opposite Aud Betts Pub, Rochdale Road, OL10 7TY. GR SD 8300 1605.
Walk – Deeply Vale, Deep Moss Clefs Wood, Gelder Wood Rochdale Way and return.

(3) Blackrod and Beyond – 6 miles
Meet and Park Blackrod Community Centre, Greenbarn Way, Off Vicarage Road, BL6 5TG.
A walk in the area at leader’s discretion.

(4) Redrock Haigh Hall – 5/6 miles
Meet at Redrock car park, WN1 2UW. GR 583 099.
Walk – Leeds Liverpool Canal, Plantations, Haigh Hall, Winstanley.

10th April

(1) Saddleworth Moor – 8.5 miles
Parking on A635. SE 018 045.
Walk – Yeoman Hey and Greenfield Reservoirs, Raven Stones, Ashway Stone, Dish Stone Moss, Dove Stone Reservoir.

(2) Downham Circular – 8.5 miles
Cars to Downham Village car park BB7 4BS, GR SD 785 441.
Walk – A walk along the foot of Pendle (not up Pendle hill) Passing Little Mearsley, Mearsley and Pendleton Halls, Worston and return.

(3) Vera, Eileen Bailey & Roy’s walk – 7 miles
Meet & park Summerseat Garden centre, BL9 5QD.
Walk – Tower farm, Croichley Fold, Redisher woods, Holcombe Brook, return. Scones and tea after walk!!

(4) No Walk

17th April

(1) A Circumambulation of Ramsbottom – 10 miles
Meet at Peel Tower car park. SD 782 162
Walk – Holcombe Brook, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Tentering Tower, Lumb, Cronkshaw Fold and Holcombe.

(2) Kelbrook Circular and Harwes Farm Visit – 8 miles
Cars to Kelbrook church, park on road. BB18 6UF. GR SD 903 447. Alternatively use the Craven Heifer on Colne Rd opposite Vicarage Rd BB18 6TF – Permission given if having a drink after the walk!
Walk – Harden Clough, Black Lane Ends, Knarrs Hill, visit to Harwes Farm for afternoon tea (tea, coffee, cream scones for a small donation) and return to Kelbrook.

(3) Up T’ Plunge – 7.5 miles
Meet & park Nuttall park off Nuttall hall Rd, Ramsbottom, BL0 9LR.
Walk – Sheep Hey, Plunge valley Hey meadows, Strongstry, Rossendale way & return.

(4) No Walk

(5) Bridgewater Canal Walk – 3 miles
Cars to park at Barton Arms, Worsley, M28 2ED.
Walk along canal to Monton, over the bridge to old railway track, and back along the canal to Worsley and the Barton Arms for an optional lunch. No stiles.

24th April

(1) Chipping – 10 miles
Park at main pay and display car park at Chipping. PR3 2QH. Grid Ref SD 622 434
Walk – Chipping, High Barn, Lickhurst Farm, Dinkling Green Farm, New Laund, Knot Hill.

(2) Stubbins and Edenfield – 8 miles
Cars to: Stubbins Vale Road or Stubbins Lane Ramsbottom. BL0 0NP. GR SD 7899 1843.
Walk – Edenfield waterfall, Irwell Vale, Little Blackpool, Helmshore Loop and return.

(3) The 4 Golf Clubs Walk – 7.5 miles
Meet & park Broadgate farm, Junction Road west, BL6 4EQ.
Walk – Chew Moor, Fall Birch, Bottom o’th Moor and Delph Hill returning along Middlebrook.

(4) No Walk