From Stubbins

Link 24: From Stubbins 2.0 miles 3.2 km

Starting point; Fish&Chip shop near bridge over Irwell

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


  • Turn L through Community Garden to take FP behind houses
  • Go through stile, take FP with River Irwell on your R and fencing on L
  • Turn L up road under railway bridge
  • Turn R then L behind property to metal gate
  • Follow FP through woods, keeping near to stream which at first is on your L then on your R, to main road
  • Cross road and take stone stile into Buckden Woods
  • Follow through woods with stream on your R
  • Go over ladder stile and turn R on track
  • After 10 yards/metres turn L and follow path up hill
  • At end of stone wall on your R bear R to good metal FP sign
  • Here turn R for short distance then turn L up Moors wide track to flag pole on Bull Hill
  • Here turn L onto WPW
    • ***If flags are flying when you get to end of stone wall on your RETURN L to MOD Notice Board and take FP on R of Notice Board which follows Boundary of Danger area, marked with wooden poles, to Pilgrims Cross
  • Turn L at Pilgrims Cross on WPW as it heads towards Peel Tower
  • Next WPW basic route instruction is ‘here take footpath 150 degrees, with valley to your left continue on high ground over next hill and on to Harcles Hill and on to Peel Tower’.