Wednesday Walks – March 2024

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

6th March

(1) Over The Mosses – 10 miles
Meet at Bents Garden Centre, Warrington Road, Glazebury, WA3 5NT. Grid Ref SD 672 978. Park near Click & Collect.
Walk – Windy Bank Wood, Light Oaks Hall, Four Lanes End, Astley Moss, Bridgewater Canal, Garden Centre.

(2) Cutacre Rotary Way Memorial Walk – 8.5 miles
Cars to Cut Acre car park. Nearest postcode BL5 1ED. GR SD 697 055.
Walk – Cutacre Country Park, Rotary Way, Pretoria Memorial, Hall Lee Bank Park, Chequerbent, Top Oth Cow and return.

(3) Houghton Hike – 7.5 miles
Meet & park on A675 Riley Green, nearest postcode PR5 0SP. GR 624 252 (near old Boatyard pub).
Walk – Riley Green, Leeds Liverpool canal, Feniscowles, Houghton Bottoms & return.

(4) Moss Bank and the Smithills Estate – 6 miles
Meet at the second Moss Bank Park car park, near Barrow Bridge Road. Nearby postcode: BL1 7QB.
Walk – Smithills Hall, Tippett House, Horrocks Fold, Bryan Hey.

13th March

(1) From the Royal & back – 10 miles
Royal car park, Tockholes. BB3 0PA. Grid Ref SD 665 215.
Walk – Stepback Brook, Darwen Tower, Sunnyhurst, Roddlesworth Wood, Hollinsworth Hall, New Barn.

(2) Around Helmshore – 8 miles
Cars to the Holden Arms, Haslingdon Grane Road, BB4 4PD. GR SD 774 225 (park at the far side of the car park).
Walk – Haslingdon, Buckden Wood, Irwell Valley and return.

(3) Pick a Pie – 5.5 miles
Meet and park between the lower and upper barns for a walk round Rivington, then to the Village Tearoom for our pie and peas at 12.30. Nearest postcode BL6 7SB. GR SD 629 140.

(4) Pick a Pie – 3 miles
Meet at the Rivington Hall (top) Barn car park, Rivington. Nearest postcode BL6 7SB. GR SD 633 145.
Walk around Rivington and then to the Village Green Tea Room for pie and peas, cake and a drink at 12.30.

(5) Walker Fold Walk – 3 miles
Meet at Walker Fold car park, BL6 6PR.
A walk in the area, no stiles, a couple of ups and downs!

20th March

(1) Chipping to Beacon Fell – 10 miles
Main car park in Chipping. Grid Ref SD 622 434.
Walk – Cold Coates, Loud Bridge Farm, Wood Fold, Higher Brock Mill, Blindhurst, Fish House.

(2) The Fab 4 History Walk – 8 miles
Cars to the Barlow institute, BL7 0AP. GR SD 742 166.
Walk – Barlow gardens community orchard, Bradshaw Brook, Turton Tower, Entwistle, Over Houses Hamlet, Edgworth and return.

(3) Around the Park and More – 7.5 miles
Meet & park bottom carpark Moses Gate park, BL4 7QS.
Walk – Moses Gate park, Darcy Lever Skyride, Star mount & Gravel pits.

(4) A Gentle Harwood Hike – 5 miles
Meet and park at Jumbles reservoir car park, off Bradshaw Road BL2 4JS.
Walk – Bradshaw fisheries, Longsight park, Harwood Quarry and return via Riding Gate.

27th March

(1) Around Grindleton Fell – 11 miles
Park at the car park at the top of the Waddington- Slaidburn Road (B6478). Grid Ref. SD 718 481. 
Walk – Pinewood, Asker Hill Farm, Beacon Hill, Swan Barn, Harrop Fold, Broadhead Farm, Fellside, Farm. 

(2) Gargrave – 9 miles
Cars to Gargrave car park. Nearest postcode BD23 3RL. GR SD 932 543.
Walk – Gargrave, Pennine Way, Airton, Calton, Winterburn, Eshton and return.

(3) Tockholes – 7 miles
Meet & park Dole Lane, Abbey village opp Hare & Hounds, PR6 8DP.
Walk – Sunnyhurst woods & Tockholes village area.

(4) A Ridgmont Round – 5/6 miles
Meet at George’s Lane opposite the Jolly Crofters. Please avoid the snack van. GR 659 113. BL6 6RE.
A ramble around Bottom o’ th’ Moor and Ridgmont Park.