Link 10: From Smithills 1.5 miles 2.4 km
Starting point; Bus terminus on Smithills Dean Road
Key: L= left R= right FP=footpath WPW= West Pennine Way
- Continue up Smithills Dean Road junction
- Go straight across onto Coal Pit Road
- Continue on this tarmac lane for about 1 km to join WPW at a gate on the R with an information board for Withnell Moor Open Access Lane
- Join WPW by continuing on this track
- Next WPW route instruction is ‘follow track at first left hand bend take track straight on through gate. Just to the right there is a stone memorial to the 1896 mass trespassers’.