Wednesday Walks – February 2024

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

7th February

(1) Botany Bay – 11 miles
Cars to White Coppice Cricket Ground car park. Grid Ref SD 616 190.
Walk – Brinscall, Windy Harbour, Higher Wheelton, Leeds / Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Heapey Reservoirs 1-3.

(2) From Townley Trails to Hurstwood Highs – 9 miles
Cars to Townley Riverside car Park Burnley (charge £2.00) It is better to put Townley Riverside Car Park into your Sat Nav. Follow the signs for the long stay carpark. Nearest postcode BB11 3RQ. GR SD 857 314.
Walk – Mereclough, Cant Clough and Hurstwood reservoirs, Hurstwood and return.

(3) Roddlesworth – 7 miles
Meet & park at Hare & Hounds, Abbey Village Dole Lane opposite pub, PR6 8DP.
Walk – Abbey Village to Tockholes, Ryal Fold and return.

(4) A Local Wintry Walk – 5 miles
Meet and park at the far back car park of the Last Drop Village, BL7 9PZ.
Walk – Turton Tower, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles, Chapeltown.

14th February

(1) Appley Bridge and Parbold – 10.3 miles
Appley Bridge Medows, WN6 9AW. Grid Ref SD 522 093.
Walk – Leeds Liverpool canal, Parbold, Harrock Hill, Wrightington, Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge.

(2) Trip Round Worthington Lakes and Haig Hall – 8 miles
Cars to Worthington lakes car park, WN1 2XN. GR SD 580 105.
Walk – Worthington Lakes, Aberdeen Farm, Little Scotland, Haigh Hall Plantation Wood, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Red Rock and return.

(3) Waterworld – 7 miles
Meet & park Dow Lane off Wadebridge Drive, off Ainsworth Rd (not Walshaw Road), BL8 2UT. GR 779 108.
Walk – Walshaw Old Hall Farm, Elton Vale and return.

(4) No walk

(5) Barrow Bridge Walk – 3 miles
Meet a Moss Bank Park main car park, BL1 6LY.
A walk around Moss Bank, Smithills and Barrow Bridge.

21st February

(1) Follow the Coal – 11+ miles
Cutacre country park off the A6, Grid Ref SD 698 054, nearest postcode BL5 1BT.
Walk – Cutacre, Common Lane. Tyldesley old railway, Gin Pit, Bridgewater canal, Leigh branch of the railway, Chanters, Shackerley, Cutacre.

(2) Lakes, Reedbeds and a Tudor Hall – 9 miles
Cars to LWT Mere Sands Wood visitor centre car park, L40 0BT. GR SD 447 159.
Walk – Mere Sands Wood, Rufford Hall and return.

(3) Around the Tower – 7.5 miles
Meet & park Tockholes visitor centre, BB3 0PA. GR 665 215.
Walk – Earnsdale Reservoir, Sunnyhurst wood, Darwen Tower, Darwen Moor, Slipper Lowe, Roddlesworth reservoirs.

(4) Nuttall Park – 5/6 miles
Meet at the Nuttall Park car park, off Nuttall Hall Road. BL0 9LU.
A walk in the area.

28th February

(1) To Clitheroe and back – 10 miles
Park at Springwood Picnic Site, BB7 9DP. Grid Ref SD 742 363  (Fee payable).
Walk – Whalley, Calderstones, River Ribble, Clitheroe, Wiswell.

(2) Tockholes – 8 miles
Cars to Tockholes information centre, BB3 0PA. GR SD 665 215.
Walk – Roddlesworth Resevoir, Sunnyhurst Wood, Jubilee Tower Terrace, Hollingshead Hall and return.

(3) Tri Reservoir Rover – 7.5 miles
Meet & park Jumbles car park off Bradshaw Rd, BL2 4JS. SD 736 139.
Walk – a leisurely stroll round Jumbles, Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs. Turton & return.

(4) Belmont to Dimple – 5/6 miles
Meet at the Belmont Bull, which is now closed.(Converted to a house/apartments) Park on a street nearby. BL7 8AJ. GR 674 162.
Walk – Belmont reservoir, Higher Whittaker, Stones Bank, Walmesley Chapel and return.