List of Sunday Walks (Click here for Printable Version of the Walks Programme)

Meet at Bury Interchange Car Park at 09:00 unless otherwise stated.
Non-standard meeting times highlighted with a green background.
Changes to printed programme highlighted with a blue background.
Coach trips highlighted with a red background
If travelling directly to start point, it is advisable to check with leader, in case of late changes.
Walks are graded from Strenuous (hardest), Moderate/Strenuous, Moderate and Easy (easiest).

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DATE TITLE GRADE MILES LEADER(S) MEET TIME START POINT DESCRIPTION
24 Sep 2017 Embsay Moor & Bolton Abbey MOD/STREN 13 Mike Case
(07939 404406)
09:00 SE009538
Exp OL2

Nearest postcode: BD23 6RE
The walk starts from the car park on Main Street, Embsay and proceeds through Eastby to Eastby Gate and the bridleway over Embsay Moor. It then goes to Hare Head Side before taking footpaths and roads to meet the Dales Way near the Strid. The Dales Way is followed along the River Wharfe past Bolton Abbey to Lob Wood. The return route passes through Draughton to Holywell Bridge and back to Embsay.
1 Oct 2017 Three Rivers MODERATE 11-12 John Talbot
(0161 767 9293)
09:00 SD684382
Exp 287

Nearest postcode: BB7 9QQ
The walk starts from the car park at Hurst Green church hall near the Bayley Arms PH.

This is a figure-of-eight walk the first part of which heads south and west from Hurst Green via Lambing Clough, Trough House, Clough Bank, Grindlestone House Farm, Panstones Farm and Lower Dutton before returning to Hurst Green predominantly on the Ribble Way.

The second part goes east on a long stretch of the Ribble Way as far as Lower Hodder Bridge where it joins a footpath alongside the River Hodder and this is followed to Hodder Place. From Hodder Place the walk passes St Mary’s Hall and Stonyhurst College before returning once again to Hurst Green.
8 Oct 2017 Darwen Tower to Entwistle MOD/STREN 14 Ed Husband
(07890 201 779)
09:00 SD665215
Exp 287

Nearest Postcode BB3 0PA
The walk starts from the car park at Ryal Fold, grid ref SD665215. Park at the rear of the car park, as the front section, nearest the road, is the pub car park. There are toilets and a cafe.

From Ryal Fold, the route is through woods to the ruins of Hollinshead Hall, continuing south on the Witton Weaver’s Way to Dimple. The route continues over Turton Heights to Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. After lunch, the route proceeds along the reservoir and, crossing the A666, onward to the Jubilee Tower, followed by a final descent back to the start.
15 Oct 2017 Win Hill & Alport Castles STRENUOUS 13 Alan Pilling
(07762 950031)
09:00 SK202860
Exp OL1

Nearest postcode: S33 0BY
The walk starts from Heatherdene pay & display car park at Ladybower Reservoir. The reservoir dam is crossed and this is followed by a steep climb through the woods to Win Hill Pike. The route is then NW until eventually the Snake Road is crossed to begin another unforgiving climb to Alport Castles. The return is SE along Rowlee Pasture and Bridge-end Pasture.
15 Oct 2017 Roman Lakes Marple & Cown Edge Way MODERATE 9 Jim Ashton
(07790 631646)
09:00 SJ969878
Exp OL1

Nearest postcode: SK6 7HB
ADDITIONAL WALK
NOT ON PAPER PROGRAMME

The walk starts from the Roman Lakes car park on Lakes Road, Marple (where there is also a cafe and toilets). It takes in Strines, Torkington Brook, Hawk Green and Marple Locks.
22 Oct 2017 Dovestones MOD/STREN 11 Chris Makin
(07468 590706)
09:00