Number 1 walks start at 10.00 am. All other walks start at 10.30 am unless otherwise stated.
(1) ROSSENDALE TUNNEL WALK – 10 Miles
Meet at CP opposite Rose n Bowl Stacksteads SD 854 218 (OL13 0QU).
Walk – Irwell Sculpture Trail, Lee Farm, Stubbylee Farm, Cowm Reservoir, Old Sink Slack, Rooley Moor Road, Hugh Mill, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Rake Head.
(2) THURSDEN VALLEY CIRCULAR – 8 Miles
Parking in Worsthorne Village,Burnley Meet at the Church Square, BB10 3NT, GR SD 875 323.
Walk – Extwistle Moor, Ben Edge, Swinden Water, Reive Edge and return via Thursden Valley.
(3) BELMONT – 7.5 Miles
Meet at Wilton Arms, Belmont Road, BL1 7BT.
Walk – Belmont, Longworth Clough, Eagley Village, Smithills and Return.
(4) FROM MILLS TO PLEASANT PASTURES – 5/6 Miles
Meet at Eagley Sports Centre/Cricket Club car park. Follow Blackburn Road to Dunscar Bridge. Turn acute right and follow cobbled road to car park, BL7 9PF.
A walk in the area.
(1) OSWALDTWISTLE OUTING – 12 Miles
Leave M65 at J5 and then west along B6232 for a very short distance and immediately turn right again onto unused road. SD 710 253 (BB1 2NJ).
Walk – Red Shell Lane, Duckworth Hill, Foxhill Bank, L and L Canal, Cowshill Fold, Duckworth Hall
(2) RABBIT ROOKS AND THE WUTCHIE – 8 Miles
Cars to Haigh Country Park CP, WN2 1PE. GR SD 59624 08810 (small charge).
Walk – School Lane, Haigh Lower Plantation, Whelly Loop line, Rabbit Rooks, The Wutchie, Holly Nook and return via Upper Haigh Plantations.
(3) SMITHILLS MOOR – 6.5 Miles
Meet at Bottom of Georges Lane opposite Jolly Crofters Pub.
Walk – Two Lads, The Mast, Smithills Moor, Burnt Edge.
(4) PENNINGTON FLASH COUNTRY PARK – 5/6 Miles
Meet at Aspull Common car park, off A572 opposite Robin Hood pub. 1st left at entrance. Free parking. GR: 64 59 87. Nearest postcode WN7 3PR.
Walk – Sorrowcow Farm, Gerrard’s Bridge, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Bickershaw Marina, Flash.
DOLPHINHOLME – 12 Miles
Park at Village Hall, LA2 9AJ. SD 516 533.
Walk – Stonehead Farm, Swainshead Farm, Catshaw Hall, Abbeystead, Wentworth Hall.
(2) SMITHILLS MOOR WALK – 8 Miles
Park at main car park, Smithills Hall. Turn right off Smithills Dean Road, BL1 7NP. GR SD 694 119.
Walk – Smithills Hall, Tippett House, Burnt Edge, Edge Lane & return via Barrow Bridge.
(3) PRESTWICH CLOUGH – 7 Miles
Meet at St Marys Road car park or St. Marys Road, M25 1AQ.
Walk – Prestwich Clough, Phillips Park and Clifton Country Park.
(4) TOWERS AND TURRETS – 5/6 Miles
Meet at Jumbles car park: possible small charge. GR 736 140. BL2 4JS.
Walk – Last Drop, Horrobin Fold, Turton Tower, Chapeltown, Turton Bottoms and Jumbles.
(5) MIDDLEBROOK ROUND – 2.5/3 Miles
Cars to Queens Park main gate, Chorley New Road. Park on main road or side street. 10.30am start.
Walk – Park, Middlebrook, Heaton Fold garden centre. Lunch in park cafe.
(1) BLEASDALE & FAIRSNAPE – 11 Miles
PARK in Delph Lane 1/4 mile north of High Moor farm next to small quarry. SD 546 455 (PR3 1SS).
Walk – Delph Quarry, Stang Yule, Bleasdale Moors, Fiendsdale Head, Fair Snape Fell, Parlick, Bleasdale
(2) GREAT HILL AND RODDLESWORTH – 8 Miles
Park on Lodge Bank Road near Brinscall Baths. Park at far end away from Baths. PR6 8QU. GR SD 627 214.
Walk – Great Hill, Holinshead Hall, Roddlesworth reservoirs and return via Abbey Village.
(3) PLUNGE VALLEY – 7.5 Miles
Meet at Stubbins Lane just before the Bridge, BL0 0NP.
Walk – Stubbins to Plunge Valley, Edenfield Irwell Vale back to Stubbins.
(4) CROMPTON CONNECTIONS – 5 Miles
Meet at Longsight Lane car park, Longsight Lane, BL2 3JS.
Walk – The Arboretum, Eagley Brook, Hall i’th Wood, Firwood Fold, back via Longsight Park.
(1) LOST FARMS OF BRINSCALL MOOR – 10 Miles
Small CP just beyond Sunnyhurst pub at end of Tockholes Rd SD 679 224 (BB3 1JX).
Walk – Sunnyhurst Wood, Tockholes, Abbey Village, Brinscall, Solomon’s Temple, Tockholes Plantation, Sunnyhurst
(2) PRESTON SOUTH END – 9 Miles
Cars to: Penwortham Holme CP. (By the river Ribble) on Leyland Road (B5254). Nearest postcode PR1 9XR. GR SD 527284.
Walk – 5 Parks, 4 Bridges, 1 Canal and No stiles.
(3) WILTON ESTATE WALK – 7 Miles
Meet at St. Margaret’s Road entrance to Heaton Park, M25 2GT (charge £3). GR SD 824 047.
Walk – Rhodes Wood, Alkrington Hall, Blackley Forest, Hidden Gem Café
(4) DISCOVERING DEAN – 5 Miles
Meet at Heaton Fold Garden Centre CP, Overdale Drive, off Chorley New Road, Bolton. Park at the far end of the CP. GR SD 694 087. BL1 5BU.
Walk – Middlebrook, Haslam Park, Queens Park.