MONDAY 10th JUNE 2019
Monthly Short Walk: Greenmount to Grant’s Tower
We have been fortunate with the weather on all of the short walks this year and today was no exception as sixteen walkers left Greenmount Old School in bright sunshine. Making our way down Brandlesholme Road we turned left through the first stile and walked through the fields, where the long grass was very wet from the recent rain.
Once on Longsight Road we crossed and headed along a footpath directly opposite that took us onto Wood Road Lane and into Summerseat where we crossed the railway line and climbed up the steep steps, turning right once through the stile.
After a short distance we went through another stile, on our left, and joined a footpath that took us onto Rowlands Road and walked to the junction with Walmersley Road which we crossed and walked along a path leading to the junction of Bentley Lane and Walmersley Old Road. It was sad to see the building that once was the popular Mason’s Arms now being redeveloped into a private residence.
Shortly after crossing the bridge over the M66 we turned left over a steep stile and once again walked through a field of very wet grass.
After climbing over a number of stiles we entered the attractive village of Nangreaves, in the area known as Mount Pleasant, where we turned left onto a footpath that eventually lead us onto Bury Old Road.
Once on the road we tuned left and headed up to Bent House Farm making our way along the farm track that eventually lead to Grant’s Tower where we stopped for a coffee break and to admire the work that had been carried out to restore the old building into a usable resource.
Feeling refreshed we headed down the footpath, to the left of the tower, through Park Wood and onto Manchester Road, which we crossed and followed a footpath that took us back over the M66 and down the steep steps, known as Jacob’s Ladder. At the bottom of the steps we walked across a small footbridge and turned left and followed the River Irwell back into Summerseat where we made our various ways home with the ones going back to Greenmount having covered 7.5 sunny miles.