Wednesday Walks – November 2021

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

3rd November

(1) A Walk Along The Prom – Fleetwood to Blackpool – 10 miles
Meet at North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood, FY7 6BN. SD 338484.
Walk – to Blackpool and tram back to Fleetwood. Then fish and chip tea at Seniors Fish Restaurant, Thornton Cleveleys on 91 Fleetwood North Rd (FY5 4AB).

(2) A Lovely Bunch Of Coking Huts – 9 miles
Cars to cul-de-sac off the road to Belthorn village. Take Junction 5 off the M65 and turn right onto B6232 Haslingden road and then first right on the road to Belthorn
Village, the cul-de-sac is immediately on the right. Nearest Postcode BB1 2LN. GR SD 71115 25321.
Walk – Boughton Barn, Town Bent, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Duckworth and return. Potentially muddy.

(3) Sunnyhurst Woods and Darwen Moor – 6 miles
Meet at Visitors Centre Tockholes next to Royal Arms Pub, BB3 0PA.
Walk – Sunnyhurst Wood and Darwen Moor

(4) Birkacre Ramble – 5 miles
Meet at St Gregorys Chuch, Weld Bank, Chorley – parking permitted, PR7 3NW. GR 583 161.
Walk – Through Birkacre woods and lakes.

10th November

(1) Hebden Bridge to Todmorden on Calderdale Way – 10 miles
Park at left hand end of Morrisons supermarket on Rochdale Road, Todmorden, OL14 6LG. SD 934 238. Group will catch bus to start at Hebden Bridge.
Walk – The route is Heptonstall, Hebble Hole Bridge, Blackshaw Head, Great Rock, Todmorden Golf Club.

(2) Bob’s Smithy Walk – 8.4 miles
Cars to top of Old Kiln Lane at junction with Chorley Old Road opposite Bob’s Smithy Pub, BL1 7PX. GR SD 675 111.
Walk – Old Kiln Lane, Wallsuches, Wilderswood, Burnt Edge, Barrow bridge and Old Links.

(3) Haigh Hall Circular – 7 miles
Meet at Aspull Civic Centre Car Park, Woods Road Off Aspull to Wigan Road. New Spring Lion Rugby Club, WN2 1PJ. Grid Ref SD 611078.
Walk – Top Lock, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Astley, Haigh Hall, Plantations and return.

(4) Brinscall Circular – 5/6 miles
Meet on Lodge Bank, by Brinscall Baths, PR6 8QU. GR 627 215.
Walk – Nature Trail, Abbey Village, Lower Roddlesworth Reservoir and return.

17th November

(1) Hangmans Hill – 11 miles
Park at the Green at Over Kellet, LA6 1DD. SD 524 700.
Walk – Capernwray, Priest Hutton, Coat Green, Burton-in-Kendal, Lancaster Canal, Borwick, Over Kellet.

(2) Rossendale Way Ramble – 10 miles
Cars to Helmshore Textile Museum Car Park on B6235 in Helmshore, BB4 4NP. GR SD 778 214.
Walk – Tor End, Musbury Heights, Calf Hey, Clough Visitor Centre and return via Hutch Bank.

(3) Up and Around from Townley Park – 7.5 miles
Meet at Townley Riverside Car Park Burnley (charge £1.50). Put Townley Riverside Car Park in SatNav (Post Code takes you by Hall which is 25 metres further on). Nearest postcode BB11 3RQ. GR SD857314.
Walk – Mereclough Cant and Hurstwood Reservoirs, Hurstwood, Clivegar Laithe and return.

Meet at Aspull Civic Centre car park, off the Aspull to Wigan Road, WN2 1PJ. GR 611 078.
Walk – Top Lock, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Astleys, Haigh Hall, Haigh Plantations.

24th November

(1) Harrock Hill – 10 miles
Over bridge at Appley Bridge and immediately turn right along canal bank to small car park, WN6 9AW. If full, park on road. SD 522 093.
Walk – Appley Bridge, L and L canal, Parbold, Hunter's Hill, Harrock Hill, Toogood Lane, Hill House Fold, Fairy Glenn, AB.

(2) Woods and a Tower – 8.5 miles
Cars to Stubbins Vale Road, nearest postcode BL0 0NP (near Lavenderhill nursing home). GR SD 79018 18534.
Walk – Buckden woods, Peel Tower, Reddisher Woods, Rawsons rake and return.

(3) Eaglet Brook Bygone Times – 6 miles
Meet at cobbled road leading to Van Leeuwen Factory, Crompton Way, 1st turn after Toby Carvery. Park on one side of road, BL1 8TY.
Walk – Along Eagley Brook, Bradshaw Brook with a bit of local History thrown in. No stiles.

(4) A Bundle Of Childhood Memories – 5/6 miles
Meet at Horrocks Wood car park, off Scout Road, BL1 7NY.
Walk – Horrocks Wood, Eagley, Ashworth Bottoms, Sharples Park, Smithills Wood.

(5) Horwich Walk – 3 miles
Cars or regular No. 125 bus Bolton to Georges Lane. 10.30 am start.
Walk – Latham Row, Ridgmont Park, Gingham Brow, Wallsuches. Lunch in Curlys.