Wednesday Walks – July 2024

3rd July

(1) Kirkby Lonsdale – 11 miles
Parking at Devil's bridge. Side of Kirkby. SD614 782.
Walk – Casterton Whelprigg Barbon Barbondale Bullpot, Brownthwaite Pike, Fellfoot Road.

(2) Stainforth to Gigglewick Scar and Feizor – 8 miles
Cars to: Stainforth public car park off the B6479. Charge, approx £5.00. BD24 9QD. GR SD 82056 67264.
Walk – Stainforth Force, Kinsey Cave, Schoolboy's Tower, Feizor and return skirting Smearsett Scar. 

(3) Pennington Flash – 7 miles
Meet & park main car park Pennington Flash, £2.50. Postcode WN7 3PA. GR 644 984. Entrance off A572 opposite Leigh Fire Station.
Walk – Sorrow Cow farm, Gerrard bridge, Leeds Liverpool canal, Bickershaw Marina, Shortland Place and return.

(4) Hunger Hill Circular – 4/5 miles
Meet at in Bolton Rd, leading to Taywood Rd, Hunger Hill.
A walk around Hunger Hill area.

10th July

President’s Day Trip to Howarath
See newsletter for booking details
(2) 8.2 miles Walk: Penistone Country Park, Bronte Way, Virginia, Pennine Way, Stanbury.
(3) 7 miles A walk in the Howarth area (details to be given on the coach).
Alternatively spend time exploring Haworth at your leisure before enjoying our group meal in the Old White Lion.

Our Local Walk
(4) Eagley Cricket club – 4/5 miles
Meet at Eagley Cricket club, Dunscar Bridge, Egerton, BL7 9PF.
A walk around the area.

17th July

(1) Another Clapham Walk – 10+ miles
Meeting place Church Ave, LA2 8EQ. Grid Ref SD 745 693.
Walk – Austwick, Crummackdale, Beggars Stile, Sulber Nick, Thwaite Scar, Long Lane.

(2) Wiswell – 10 miles
Cars to Pendleton Road Wiswell, park on the road near the flagpole. Nearest Postcode BB7 9DF, GR SD 745 374.
Walk – Nick of Pendle, Spence Moor, Sabden Fold, Sabden and return.

(3) Beamers Trail – 7 miles
Meet & park 1 st car park at Pleasington playing fields off Tower Road, A674. Postcode BB2 5LE.
Walk – Witton Park, Billinge woods, Delph quarry, Houghton bottoms, Pleasington golf club, Pleasington village and return (Moderate ascents and descents).

(4) Brinscall/White Coppice Round – 4/5 miles
Meet and park at on road near Brinscall Baths Lodge Bank, PR3 8QU.
Walk to White Coppice and return via a different way.

(5) Good Old Darcy – 3 miles
Park on the Volunteer pub car park, Radcliffe Road, Bolton, BL3 1RS.
A walk in the area with no stiles. Optional pastie lunch in the Volunteer.

24th July
(1) Great Hameldon and Hapton – 10 miles
Cars to Clowbridge Reservoir car park (£1.60 cash charge). BB11 5PF (SD 830 288).
Walk – Hameldon Hill, Great Hameldon, Hapton and return.

(2) Harrock Hill – 8.3 miles
Cars to Farmers Arms Pub, B5246 Chorley Road, Bispham, L40 3SL, GR SD 4973 1293.
Walk – around the area up to Harrock Hill Windmill, Hunters Hill Quarry and return.

(3) Up the Chimney – 6.5 miles
Meet & park at Clough Head car park, Grane road, Haslingden BB4 4AT. GR 752 232
Walk – Clough head, Nab hill, Egerton moss, Hog Lowe pike, Musbury Heights, Chimney Calf Hey reservoir and return.

(4) Bottom o’th Moor and environs – 114/5miles
Meet and park at bottom end of Georges Lane, Horwich, nearest PC is BL6 6QH.
A walk in the Rivington area.

31st July

(1) Close Moss – 10+ miles
Meet at Brun Clough Reservoir C P, Huddersfield Road A62. GR. SE 017 095.
Walk – Brun Moor, Dinner Stone, Hind Hill, Dowry Road, Haigh Gutter, Willykay Clough, Owles.

(2) Freeholds Top and Brown Wardle – 8.5 miles, 1200 feet
Cars to Watergrove Reservoir car park. Turn left off the A58 Rochdale to Littleborough road towards Wardle and drive through the village, past the Globe Inn to the car park. Nearest Postcode OL12 9NH, GR SD 911 176.
Walk – Watergrove Reservoir, Rough Hill, Freeholds Top, Hades Hill, Brown Wardle and return, involves quite a lot of ascent.

(3) Holcombe – 6 miles
Meet & park at the public car park Lumb Carr road ¼ ml south of Holcombe village. Postcode BL8 4NN.
Walk – Peel tower, Harcles hill, Bull hill and return.

(4) Beautiful Tockholes – 4/5 miles
Meet and park at Tockholes car park, BB3 0PA.
A walk through the farm and village, taking in the lovely views around Tockholes.