From Ramsbottom

Link 25: From Ramsbottom 1.2 miles 1.9 km

Starting point; The Urn at crossroad in centre of Ramsbottom

Key: L= left R= right FP=footpath WPW= West Pennine Way


  • Go in direction of Peel Tower sign post next to Urn
  • Continue up Carr Street just after the Rose&Crown pub
  • Turn R then immediately L up cobbled street
  • Take FP L just before property called The Manor
  • After high stone wall on your L take FP L through kissing gate
  • Follow FP through wood passing a length of fencing on your R
  • Continue straight on the main FP which goes up ‘odd’ wooden steps
  • After a R bend go up stone steps up to main road
  • Cross the road and take FP on R of school building up narrow cobbled path
  • Turn L on track and go up concrete approach to Riding School
  • Just before gate turn R over stone stile
  • Follow FP with wall on your L up to rough track
  • Turn L and follow to Peel Tower
  • Go behind Peel Tower to join WPW as it heads eastwards off the moors


  • Next WPW basic route instruction is ‘follow footpath behind tower across moorland then through kissing gate. Turn left and follow footpath wall/fencing on your left