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A set of these A3 size leaflets can be obtained by sending a self addressed envelope with 2 first class stamps on it to the address shown to the right.  The envelope needs to be 22cm. by 11cm.

Click B & B to view B & B accommodation along the West Pennine Way.

Christine Taylor
c/o Greenmount Old School,
Brandlesholme Road,
Bury BL8 4DS.


Christmas Walk - Greenmount Circular with mulled wine


Heading for Windmill Farm



The planned route of this walk was changed because of the heavy rain which had fallen over night. Sixteen walkers braved the wet weather and after organising the flasks of mulled wine we left Greenmount Old School and walked down Kirklees Trail as far as Shepherd Street where we turned right joining Holcombe Road and headed for the footpath into Old Kay’s Park. Once through the park we crossed Turton Road making our way along a footpath onto Cann Street and through the fields towards Windmill Farm




Mulled wine in Hawkshaw

Continuing along a path, on the left, we headed for Buckley Close Farm where we re-crossed Turton Road turning left and walking for a short distance before turning right onto a footpath which took us through the fields to Two Brooks Farm where we turned left onto Two Brooks Lane. By this time the rain had eased slightly and we decided to enjoy our mulled wine, fruit cake and delicious handmade chocolates at Hawkshaw Tennis Club.







Simon's Lodge




Filled with seasonal cheer we walked into the village and made our way up Hawkshaw Lane as far as High House Farm where we turned right and headed across the very wet fields to the Range House and on towards Simon’s Farm. From here we followed the track into Redisher Wood turning right at the duck boards and making our way to Simon’s Lodge where we could see that the heavy rain had already started to fill the lodge.




Holcombe Valley



Once in Holcombe Brook we crossed Bolton Road West into Woodhey Lane which lead us onto the footpath that descends through Holcombe Valley, alongside the brook, where the volume of water cascading over the falls made the valley even more attractive, although the number of fallen trees was a sad sight to see.




At the bottom of the valley we turned right onto Robin Lane and headed towards Summerseat where we joined Hazel Hall Lane passing the Hamer’s Arms and on towards Longsight Road making our way through the fields back to Greenmount and our Christmas lunch at The Miller & Carter Restaurant, all of us having good appetites after walking 7.3 miles.  


Walks December 2018 and January 2019

Please note: All walks are undertaken at your own risk. Walk leaders take care to ensure that the walks are conducted in a safe manner. Walk leaders are not responsible for any accidents or injuries which may occur.


Meeting Place: Hare and Hounds, Holcombe Brook BL0 9RY

Time Out: 6.30pm     Time Back: 8.00pm

Route: To Peel Tower and back – route dependent on weather

Distance: 2 miles

Bring a good torch, Christmas quiz & treat in the Tower



Meeting point: outside Greenmount Old School BL8 4DS

Time Out: 10.30am        Time Back: 12.30pm

Route: Greenmount, Hollymount, Hawkshaw, Redisher,

Greenmount (Mulled wine and mince pie at Hawkshaw)

Distance: 4 miles



JANUARY Guided Walks…



Meeting Place: Greenmount Old School BL8 4DS

Time Out: 8.40am      Time Back 3.00pm

Route: Greenmount, Affetside, Top O’Knotts, Bradshaw Brook,   Affetside, Two Brooks, Greenmount

Distance: 10 miles



Meeting Place: Greenmount Old School BL8 4DS

Time Out: 8.40am      Time Back: 12.30pm

Route: Greenmount, Old Kay’s, Old Ned’s

Lowercroft, Hey Head, Tottington, Greenmount

Distance: 6 miles



Meeting Place: Hare & Hounds, Holcombe Brook BL0 9RY

Time Out: 8.45am    Time Back: 3.00pm

Route: Holcombe Brook, Peel Tower, Pilgrims Cross, Bull Hill,    Ratchers, Helmshore, Irwell Vale, Edenfield, Stubbins,   Nuttall Park, Holcombe Brook.

Option: lunch at Drop Off Café Edenfield

Distance: 12 miles


This is a small group of walkers based in Rawtenstall, in Rossendale, Lancashire. We enjoy a countryside walk of 4 to 8 miles each month,  on the last Saturday, leaving Kay Street car park  at 10 am prompt. We carshare to a starting point and a small donation is given to the driver to help with petrol and parking costs, otherwise the walks are free. All walkers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of fellow walkers. Any children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure you are dressed suitably for the likely weather, wear strong waterproof footwear and carry a packed lunch. Dogs are NOT permitted as we are usually passing young livestock.

Further details can be requested by telephoning Peter on 01706 876470, or click  Peter Lord to send him an email.