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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.


Short Walk: Greenmount, Old Key's Park, Old Ned's, Bentley Hall and Tottington

An early daffodil


A good weather forecast of a dry and sunny day was perhaps the encouragement needed for twenty-two walkers to join us on the Short Monday Walk which started by walking along the Kirklees Trail. At the junction with Shepherd Street we turned right and headed for Old Key’s Park making our way to Turton Road where we turned right and crossed the road onto a track that lead us to Carr Street which we crossed onto another track leading into the fields. We were surprised and delighted to see a daffodil in bloom along the side of the track, perhaps a sign of the mild winter.





Heading towards Affetside



Once in the fields we headed in the direction of Affetside, passing Howarth’s Farm on our right and making our way across Watling Street taking the track leading to Old Ned. This footpath took us through the farm yard and up onto Tottington Road which we also crossed onto a track that took us over Bowstone Hill, with extensive views over Bolton and Manchester.




Coffee Break



We followed the footpath to Harwood Road, which we crossed and turned right into Bentley Road where we stopped to enjoy a coffee and chocolate break.  






Broken down stile


Refreshed we continued along the road, which was very wet and muddy, until we reached Bentley Hall Farm where we turned left onto a footpath having to negotiate a stile that had seen better days.







Views of Peel Tower


Once in the field we had good views over to Peel Tower and we passed the site of the Roman Road, which was part of Watling Street, before heading towards Four Lane End.







In the direction of Tottington


Safely across Harwood Road we joined another footpath that took us through the fields passed Birchen Bowe Farm and to the top of Sunny Bower Street. From here we walked down into Tottington and joined the Kirklees Trail taking us back to Greenmount having covered a distance of 6 sunny miles.





Walks January and February 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 & 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

FEBRUARY Guided Walks



Meeting Place: Turton Tower car park

Time Out: 9am

Time Back: 3.30pm

Route: Cheetham Close, Turton Heights, Entwistle Reservoir,

option café lunch at Edgworth , Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower.

Distance: 11 miles




Meeting Place: Greenmount Old School BL8 4DS

Time Out: 8.40.am

Time Back: 12.30pm

Route: Greenmount, Holcombe, Buckden Wood, Strongstry,

Nuttall Park, Summerseat, Greenmount.

Distance: 6 miles



Meeting place: Ramsbottom Railway Station

Time Out: 9am

Time Back: 3.30pm

Route: Ramsbottom, Jacob’s ladder, Buckhurst, Cheesden

Burrs, Irwell back to Ramsbottom

Option: Lunch at Burrs café

Distance: 11 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.