Mid Lancashire Area Ramblers

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Walk Descriptions (Updated 5/10/18)

The walk descriptions below are the start of a growing set of walk descriptions.
For each there is a PDF containing pictures, grid references and descriptions for each step of the walk.
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Walk Name
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 Summary  Distance  Near Click to See Map and Access Downloads
***NEW*** Turton, Last Drop Jumbles A 5.75 mile walk (6.1 option) from Turtin Towers visiting Hall I' the Wood, Last Drop village and Jumbles reservoir. Reasonable paths in most weathers.5.75Turton BottomsTurton, Last Drop Jumbles
***NEW*** Sollom Circular 5.5ml A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.5.5 milesSollomSollom Circular
***NEW*** Sollom Circular 5.95ml A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.5.95mlsSollomSollom Circular
***NEW*** Sollom Circular 6.1ml A set of walks covering 3-6.5 miles in a flat area and suitable for winter weather. Same description covers 3 options.6.1milesSollomSollom Circular
***NEW*** Martin Mere, Hall & Moss A 5.5 mile walk from Maritn Mere taking in Martin Hall and Matin Moss. Reasnable paths, bird hides, mainly country paths.5.5 milesRuffordMartin Mere & Moss
***NEW*** Healy Nab Cirucular A 6 mile walk over Healey Nab to Anglezarke reservoir. Some level walking and 350ft ascent over Healey Nab. Muddy in winter6 milesChorleyHealey Nab Circular
***NEW*** Eccleston Circular A 6.5 mile walk mainly fields and paths. Great in summer and passable in winter. Largely level with some inclines.6.5 milesEcclestonEccleston Circular
***NEW*** Dalton Lees Circular A 5.5 mile walk from Parbld to Dalton Lees. Generally level, canals and fields.5.5 milesParboldDalton Lees Circular
***NEW*** Clayton Brook Circular A 5.4 mile walk suited for a winter walk with many variation possible in better weather. Mainly level walking on solid paths with some inclines.5.4 milesClayton BrookClayton Brook Circular
***NEW*** Cedar Farm to Rufford A 6 mile level walk from Cedar Farm to Ruffoed over Mawdesley Moss. Option of café midway for minor increase in distance. General good paths but mud possible in winter.6/6.8 mileMawdesleyCedar Farm to Mawdesley
***NEW*** Cedar & Mawdesley Moss A 4+ mile level walk around Mawdesley that can easily be extended on the maze of paths nearby. Good in summer, bit muddy in winter.4+ mileMawdesleyCedar Mawdesley
Holcombe Walk A This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5 mile walk takes in Peel Monument, Holcombe moor and Moor Road.5 mileHolcombeHolcome A
Holcombe Walk B This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 4.3 mile walk passes through country paths between two main road and then ascends to Moor Road and Peel Monument.4.3 mileHolcombeHolcombe B
Holcombe Walk C This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5.2/4.5 mile walk drops down to walk beside Irwell river and returns via country paths between two major roads.5.2 / 4.5 mileHolcombeHolcombe C
Holcombe Walk D This is one of a set of 4 walks from the same Holcombe car park and can overlap or merge. This 5.7/6.1 mile walk drops down to walk beside Irwell river and then ascends to Moor Road and Peel Monument.5.7 / 6.1 mileHolcombeHolcombe D
Belmont & Longworth Clough This is a 6.3 mile walk with minor ascents, a wide range of paths and stretches with good views. It goes from Belmont along the Longworth Clough and up onto Longworth Moor before returning via Belmont reservoir6.3 mileBelmontBelmont & Longworth
Whittle Le Woods & Canals This walk is based partly on the historic route of the Walton Summit Branch of the Lancaster canal that is now filled in.6 mileChorleyWhittle Le Woods & Canals
Lathom & Burscough Priory A level walk visiting Lathom Chapel & Burscough Priory5.5 mileLathomLathom & Burscough Priory
Wansfell Pike & Troutbeck A walk over Wasnfel Pike to Troutbeck including a couple of variations.up to 7.5 mileAmblesideWansfell Pike
Option B (the variations below are included here) The moor of Kinder Scout is being transformed by the actions of National Trust. This very rare landscape will soon disappear. Explore it while you can.up to 10 mileHayfieldKinder OptionB
Kinder Scout. Option A. (part of the shared description above) A shorter trip over half the Kinder Moorabout 8 mlHayfieldKinder OptionA
Much Hoole Main Route (the variations below are included here) A flat walk in fields and Ribble embankment wide views and birds. Best in dry weather but passable in most weathers. Variations below.Under 6Much HooleMuch Hoole Main
Much Hoole Shorter Walk (part of the shared description above) A slightly shorter walk but one bit sensitive to wet.5.5Much HooleMuch Hoole Shorter
Much Hoole Winter Walk (part of the shared description above) More suited to winter using some quite roads.5,25Much HooleMuch Hoole Winter
Ruff Wood A flat circular walk in wood andcountryside.5.5 milesOrmskirkRuff Wood 5 ml
Pennington Flash A flat circular walk around the Flash with a number of alternatives.5 miles (+extensions)Leigh, WiganPennington 5 ml
Last Drop and Jumbles An unusual walk passing a number of points of interest.6.5 milesEgertonLast Drop 6.5
Last Drop and Jumbles Longer variation of above.7.2 milesEgertonLast Drop 7.2 ml
Croston Two Rivers A flat walk using a mixture of good paths, fields and a little road walking.3.75 milesCrostonCroston 3.75 ml
Croston Two Rivers A flat walk using a mixture of good paths, fields and a little road walking.5.25 milesCrostonCroston 5.25 ml
Hoghton Circular The walk passes through the Hoghton Gorge and along Leeds & Liverpool canal. Mainly on level ground with a few short sharp inclines.5 milesHoghtonHoghton 5 ml
Hoghton Circular The walk passes through the Hoghton Gorge and along Leeds & Liverpool canal. Mainly on level ground with a few short sharp inclines.5 milesHoghtonHoghton 6 ml
Mere Sands to Rufford Walk from Mere Sands Wood car park to Rufford by country paths and along the Leeds & Liverpoool canal returning via farm tracks, some road walking and country paths.6ish milesMere Sands WoodMere Sands to Rufford 6ml
Bretherton River Walk Based on the village of Bretherton and following some of Wymott Brook and the rivers Lostock and Yarrow. Mostly a flat normally easy walk on country paths, fields and some quiet roads country paths.5 milesBrethertonBretherton River 5ml
Heath Charnock Walk Mainly on flat country paths and towpaths with just a few short ascents. Takes in sections of the Chorley Circular walk.5+ milesHeath CharnockHeath Charnock 5+ml
Turton to Jumbles From Turton Towers car park through Chapletown, Turton Bottoms and around Jumbles Reservoir with a convenient refreshment break point at Jumbles visitor centre.4 milesTurton BottomsTurton to Jumbles 4ml
Abbeystead to Dolphineholme This is a rather special 8 mile circular walk between Abbeystead and Dolphinholme. Walking mainly in fields, farm tracks and limited roads it roughly follows the Wyre river from Abbeystead to Dolphinholme and returns on a wide sweep to the south of the river.8 milesTurton BottomsAbbeystead Dolphineholme
Brindle to Withnell This is a fairly short (3.8 mile)) countryside walk over fields, canal and a little quiet road, with the option of exploring Withnell Fold and encountering a nature reserve.4 milesBrindleBrindle to Withnell
Abbey Circular This is a walk starting from the Hare and Hounds in Abbey Village. Mainly traversing fields, country paths and farm tracks, it heads north to the M65 motorway, returns through the reservoirs, across the A675 and around the quarry back to the start.5+ milesAbbey VillageAbbey Circulaar
Monday, December 10, 2018