|Full catalogue of Roy approved walks.|
|(continuously being expanded : June 2017 edition, now listing 345 walks)|
|Area||Walk Details||Rendezvous directions|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Airedale Airs Number 1. Moderate all day heathland, field, woodland and country lanes walk to the Hitching Stone, Slippery Ford, Grey Stones Hill and America culminating in the airy ridge walk from Lund's Tower to Wainman's Pinnacle. 8 miles, first 2 of which are on sketchy paths through tussocky heather. Pub call afterwards.||Meet at the Stake Hill car park near Cowling. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 towards Keighley. 3.5 miles after Emmott Arms, Laneshaw Bridge turn right into Old Lane signed "Oakworth." Its a mile along this narrow lane with a sharp left half way and the car park is on the left near stone pinnacle. NGR SD985427.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Airedale Airs Number 2. Moderate all day heathland, hill and field walk above Farnhill and Kildwick to the Sore Thumb and Silsden. Far reaching views and interesting architecture, returning along the canal towpath. 8 miles, with one gradual climb at first. Pub call possible en-route and teas and meals served at end.||Meet in cul-de-sac road opposite White Lion hotel and parish church in Kildwick village. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 towards Keighley. Turn left at Glusburn Crosshills to major roundabout junction with A629 and take Kildwick Farnhill exit over little bridge into village. At White Lion and church turn left into cul-de-sac. NGR SE010459.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Airdale Airs Number 3. Moderate hill, field, lanes and towpath walk to Carleton, Cononley, Low Bradley, Snaygill and Skipton. Plenty of interest to see. 10 miles, pub call en-route (The Bay Horse).||Meet on Cavendish Road P&D (£4.50) car park in Skipton. Turn right off A59 onto A6069 and right again shortly after railway station, then left into cp. NGR SD987514. (The walk can equally well be done from the village of Carleton with free parking!)|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Baildon Hill. Relatively easy heathland, lanes and woodland walk over Baildon Hill to Shipley Glen and Gill Beck. 360 degree panorama followed by varied rural scenes. 6.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hawksworth Road (B6151) car park at Baildon. A650 through Bingley keeping left at Shipley following signs for Leeds, (A657 and A6038). Fork left onto B6151 through Baildon keeping straight on at town centre roundabout and shortly after last houses car park is on right. NGR SE153404, nearby SatNav post code BD17.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Bingley Alps. Moderate field, woodland, hill and lanes walk to Harden, St Ives Country Park, Lady Blantyre's Rock and the Druids Altar. Interesting and varied route culminating in aerial views over Bingley and Keighley. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on the B6429 (Cullingworth Road) river bridge just outside Bingley centre near the old church and the White Horse pub. Turn off A650 at first roundabout signed to Harden and keep right on A6265 towards Bingley. The church, pub and bridge are on the right and fire station on the left. Limited roadside parking. NGR SE105394.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Cow, Calf and Apostles. Moderate gritstone paths hill walk over Ilkley Moor to see the White Wells, the summit trig point with 360 degrees view, the Twelve Apostles Stone Circle and Cow and Calf Rocks. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Darwin Gardens free car park in Ilkley. Follow signs into town centre and turn right up Wells Road. NGR SE118471.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Enthusiasts Emmerdale Watch. Moderate all day field and woodlands trails walk to Eccup Reservoir and the Harewood Estate passing within good sight of the "Emmerdale Film set" binoculars essential. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Golden Acre Park main car park on the A660 at Bramhope between Otley and Leeds. NGR SE266417. (Optional resiting to shorten walk by driving to Alwoodley for roadside parking and more direct access to Eccup).|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||In search of the Big Blue Clock. Moderate all day Yorkshire Dales field and hill tracks walk over Haw Pike to Addingham and the Big Blue Clock! Returning along the beautiful River Wharfe. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Draughton village car park 3 miles from Skipton. A59 then A65 signed Leeds and Bradford turning left down into village. NGR SE039524.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||March up the Marchup. Moderate hill, field and woodland walk over Windgate Nick and Ilkley Moor to the White Wells and Ilkley Wells. (Panoramic ridge walk). Returning along the Dalesway by the River Wharfe, Addingham and the pretty Marchup Beck. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Crossbank Road cul-de-sac above the A65 roundabout with A6034 and B6160. NGR SK049870.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Three By Five. Moderate all day field and green lanes walk to Micklethwaite, Sunny Dale, East Morton and Bingley Five Rise Locks. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in front of Bingley Parish Church beside B6265 in town centre (car parks nearby). Avoid town centre bypass (A650) as this misses the church and town centre. NGR SE105395.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Tumbling Waters. Moderate hill, field and woodland walk through Glusburn and Sutton via numerous cascades and waterfalls to Steeton, returning along the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool canal. Varied scenery including quaint cottages and the unique Sutton Archway. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on cul-de-sac road with bus shelters left at St Andrew's church in Kildwick. From end of M65 go through Colne on A6068 past Laneshawbridge and Cowling. At Crosshills turn left to Kildwick roundabout and its straight across into village. NGR SE010459.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Wharfedale Rocks and Trees. Moderate all day field, lanes and woodlands trails walk to Carlton, Chevin Forest Park and the Chevin. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Royalty).||Meet on Surprise View car park off the minor road of York Gate. At Menston crossroads on A65 take the un-signed Buckle lane and fork right at Hare & Hounds pub, turn left at T junction and right at cul-de-sac for 1 mile to CP. NGR SE204441.|
|Airedale and Lower Wharfedale||Wharfedale Wander. Moderate field and quiet lanes walk to Arthington, Staircase and Caley Crags. 8 miles, pub call en-route (the Wharfedale Inn).||Meet on Bramhope village public car park with toilets. A65 Skipton to Ilkley continuing on A660 past Otley. After Pool Bank and A658 crossroads turn right at church up into village. Turn right at village cross and right again into car park. NGR SE248433.|
|Calderdale||Blackstone Edge. Moderate all day hill walk up the Roman Road to Lydgate and Aiggin Stone then along the Edge to Robin Hood's Bed for extensive views. Crossing over and under the M62 motorway the return is via Windy Hill Edge and Tunshill Lane finishing by Hollingworth Lake. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hollingworth Lake Visitor and Information Centre car park off Rakewood Road. (Parking fee £2). NGR SD940152.|
|Calderdale||Broad End of a Narrow Canal. Moderate woodland, urban trails and canal towpath walk partly along the Kirklees Way through Bradley Park and down into Huddersfield. Returning along the Broad Canal to its end in the River Calder. Far ranging views, enchanting woodland and interest all the way. 9 miles.||Meet on Lower Quarry Road, Bradley, near Brighouse. M62 Junction 25 onto A644 signed Huddersfield. In one mile turn right at traffic lights into A62 Cooper Bridge Road, over river and turn right at filling station. NGR SE175206.|
|Calderdale||Calder and Hebble Navigation. Moderate field, woodland, lanes and towpath walk to Elland and Brighouse Basin to see where canal meets river, then back through Cromwell Wood and over Southowram Hill (stunning views). Ending along the Hebble Trail and Halifax Branch canal. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Salterhebble picnic car park on the A6026 just before junction with A629. NGR SE095224.|
|Calderdale||Calderdale's Hidden Gem.
Moderate field and byways walk to Shibden Hall, Northowram and Shibden Dale. Wide ranging vistas and dramatic parkland. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Shibden Hall main car park off A58 just beyond Halifax. Turn into narrow slip road on right before Shell petrol station. NGR SE108261. Health Warnings. Road signs and lane markings through Halifax are mesmerizing, stay alert! If trying out this walk yourself avoid the area of Ringby Lane and Swales Moor, its an industrial blot on the landscape deep in sludge!|
|Calderdale||Character of Calderdale. Moderate undulating field, lanes and hill walk via Upper Eastwood, Blackshaw Head, Colden Clough (numerous industrial relics) and along the Pennine Way to Stoodley Pike Peace Monument (1319ft). Returning down Lumbutts Clough. 10.5 miles, optional pub calls enroute (the Stubbing Wharf or Top Brink).||Meet on tunnel picnic area car park on the left of the A646 1.5 miles east of Todmorden on Hebden Bridge Road. NGR SD956247.|
|Calderdale||Charm of Calderdale. Moderate all day field, woodland, urban trails and canal towpath walk over the high level terrace of North Dean Wood with superb panoramic views to Elland and Salterhebble . 8 miles, pub call en-route (the Barge and Barrell, real ale paradise).||Meet on the Moorings car park in the centre of Sowerby Bridge. A646 from Todmorden through Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd turning right onto A6139. Turn left at lights at bottom of hill and right into side street down to canal. NGR SE064237.|
|Calderdale||Colne Valley. Moderate hill, field, canal tow-path and urban lanes and ginnels walk over to Merry Dale Clough, Rotcher, Slaithwaite and Rockingstone Hill. Brilliant panoramas culminating with a visit to the prominent Wholestone landmark overlooking the M62. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Scammonden Dam car park. M62 Junction 23, all way round roundabout to pick up A640 signed Rochdale. After 2 miles the M62 is crossed over and two pubs passed (the Lower Royal George and the Jack of Mitre) then either of the next two right turns lead to Scammonden. NGR SE055163.|
|Calderdale||Going Up from the Summit! Relatively Easy afternoon canal, bridleway and hill tracks walk to Clough Alps and Shore. 6 miles with one gradual climb, pub call afterwards.||Meet on large car park beside Slade Wood Mill business centre and Furniture Factory Shop off A6033 between Littleborough and the Summit pub. NGR SD946181.|
|Calderdale||Light Hazzles Edge. Moderate peaty hill paths, stony tracks and canal towpath walk up to Warland Reservoir and then along the edge of Light Hazzles. Returning over Chelburn Moor to Summit and Warland. 6 miles, pub call en-route (The Summit) or afterwards (Wetherspoons White Hart in Todmorden).||Meet on roadside near Bottomley Road on the left of Rochdale Road, Walsden near Todmorden, Ύ mile after Gordon Rigg's garden centre. Small amount of off road parking available next to the railway tunnel shaft. NGR SD940208 (N53°41'00 W2°05'30), Nearby SatNav post code OL14 6TY.|
|Calderdale||Nooks and Crannies. Moderate but hilly all day field and farm tracks walk over the Kirklees Lake District to Marsden Canal Locks, returning via Merry Dale and the Scammonden Tunnel! 11 miles, pub call en route.||Meet on Booth Wood car park adjacent to dam beside the A672 going into Ripponden. Leave M62 at Junction 22 turning left for 3 miles. After passing Turnpike Inn on left car park is on right. NGR SD621161.|
|Calderdale||Ryburn Ramble. Moderate field, woodland and quiet lanes walk over Great Manshead Hill to Mill Bank and Ripponden to see the towering Ryburn and Baitings dams. 10 miles, pub call en-route at the Old Bridge Inn (reputably the oldest pub in Yorkshire).||Meet on Baitings Reservoir free car park on the A58 two miles west of Ripponden. M62 Junction 21 via Hollingworth Lake and Littleborough or M62 Junction 22 via A672 and left at Ripponden. NGR SE011191.|
|Calderdale||Ryburn Revere. Moderate field, hill, rustic byways and dismantled railway walk over Norland Edge to Barkisland and Ripponden. After a sojourn in the oldest pub in Yorkshire returning alongside the River Ryburn and through the two ghostly Beeching cuttings. Extensive panoramas of Calderdale and Ryburndale. 9.5 miles, pub call en-route (The Old Bridge Inn).||Meet on Sowerby Bridge Canal Wharf Centre car park (P&D although also a nearby free one) off the A58 in town centre. NGR SE064237.|
|Calderdale||The Spade Trail. Moderate hill, lanes and moor tracks walk to Ramsden Clough, Trough Edge End (1,490ft), Limers Gate, The Astronomy Centre, Sourhall and Dobroyd. See how many spades, forks, rakes and brushes you can spot! 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet at Gauxholme near Todmorden parking on small car park on corner of Hollins Road or along roadside. One mile from Todmorden centre south on A6033 near canal bridge. NGR SD931228, (N53°42'07"W2°06'23"), spot on SatNav post code OL14 6RH.|
|Calderdale||Up Country, Back in Time. Moderate all day field, woodland and quiet lanes walk to Luddenden Dean and Caty Well. A beautiful Yorkshire Valley rich in historic buildings and quaint byways. 8 miles, pub call en route (the Caty Well Inn) and afterwards, the White Lion at Mytholmroyd.||Meet on Luddenden village car park with toilets. Take A646 through Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Turn left at Luddenden Foot by Triger Guns pub into Luddenden Lane, then half a mile to CP on right. NGR SE042257.|
|Calderdale||Wessenden Wander. Moderate all day flagged and gritstone moor paths walk into Wessenden Clough using part of the Pennine Way. Stiff uphill pull near the end. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards, The Waggon and Horses at Redbrook Reservoir.||Meet in the Pennine Way car park on the right of the A62 3 miles from Delph going towards Marsden and Huddersfield. NGR SE018095.|
|Calderdale||Whirlaw Wizard. Moderate to strenuous hill, field and country lanes walk via Pudsey Clough and Mount Cross to the Great Bride Stones and the Wizard Stone (sculptured wall corner post). Returning along Todmorden Edge (superb views). 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Daisy Bank car park in Cornholme. A646 from Burnley towards Todmorden through Cliviger, under railway bridge, slight right bend then car park is on left behind bus shelter, entrance in Daisy Hill Street. NGR SD905263.|
|Cheshire||Alderley Edge. Moderate all day woodland, field and lanes walk along Alderley Edge towards Hare Hill then through Highlees Wood and along Hocker Lane visiting the Wizard's Well, Cave and Waterfall. 10 miles, pub call afterwards if one can be found. (The Wizard is a tea shop and restaurant but no pub in the vicinity).||Meet on Wizard public car park one mile along B5087 Macclesfield Road out of Alderley Edge. Fork left off A34 just after railway station. NGR SJ859773.|
|Cheshire||Bosley and Sutton. Moderate field, woodland, hill and canal towpath walk along the Cheshire Ring canal by Bosley Locks to Bosley Reservoir, Sutton Common (1,319 feet ASL), and Sutton Reservoir. Superb views to Jodrell Bank, Teggs Nose and Shutlingsloe. 11 miles, pub call afterwards (The Fools Nook).||Meet at Bosley Locks canal bridge parking on roadside. Take A523 from Macclesfield towards Leek for 4 miles. Turn right into Bullgate Lane signed North Rode. NGR SJ905669.|
|Cheshire||Canal Extravaganza Chapter One.
Moderate nature reserve and canal towpath walk through Moore and Wigg Island Nature Reserves closely encountering the Manchester Ship canal swing bridges and the Bridgewater Canal. 11 miles but practically all flat, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Moore Nature Reserve free car park at the end of Moore Lane. This is off the A56 Chester Road at Walton Hall. Nearest motorway junction 10 on M56 or approach through Warrington on A49. Turn off dual carriageway at Higher Walton traffic lights into Runcorn Road signed to Moore then turn right into Moore Lane at brown sign for nature reserve. Continue over two narrow bridges, car park on right at end. NGR SJ578855, (N53°21'53"W2°38'08"), spot on SatNav post code WA4 6XE.|
|Cheshire||Cheshire Peaks. Moderate all day hill and field walk through Lyme Park to Sponds Hill (1345 feet ASL) and along the Gritstone Trail to Andrew's Knob and Bollington. Returning along the Macclesfield canal. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Middlewood Way car park in Shrigley Road, Higher Poynton. A6 forking right at Hazel Grove onto A523 for Macclesfield. At Poynton cross roads turn left along Park Lane and fork right into Coppice Road. Over bridge and turn right into car park. NGR SJ943827.|
|Cheshire||Cheshire Chocolate Box.
Relatively easy fields, lanes and towpath walk from Tiverton to Bunbury. Taking in the staircase of locks at Beeston, Tilston and Bunbury. Such pretty scenes, such fun! 8 miles, pub call en-route, the Dysart Arms (beer garden).
|Meet on lay-by at junction with Huxley Lane, at Tiverton on A49. M56 Junction 10 for A49 past Weaverham, Cuddington, Nunsmere and Tarporley. Turn right at Weaverham roundabout and right at Four Lane Ends roundabout, Tarporley, to stay on A49. NGR SJ 554602 (N53°08'15 W2°40'05), SatNav post code CW6 9NB.|
|Cheshire||Cheshire Treasure Chest. Easy towpath, dismantled railway and quiet lanes walk via the Trans Pennine Trail and Bridgewater Canal to Lymm, Lymm Dam, Spud Wood and Dunham Massey. So much to see in the water features, quaint brick and thatched cottages, boat yards and deer park. 12 miles total but easily split into two much shorter sections with a choice of starting points.||Meet on Henshall Lane car park, Dunham Massey, NGR SJ728886, nearby SatNav post code WA14 5SL or Stage Lane/Spud Wood car park, Oughtrington, NGR SJ702875, nearby SatNav post code WA13 9JP or Trail Ranger Station, Statham Avenue, Lymm, NGR SJ678876, nearby SatNav post code WA13 9NL.|
|Cheshire||Cheshire Treasure Chest Part I. Easy towpath, dismantled railway and quiet lanes walk via the Trans Pennine Trail and Bridgewater Canal to Lymm, Thelwall, Lymm Dam and Spud Wood. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Trail Ranger Station car park in Statham Avenue, Lymm. M6 Junction 20, first exit from slip road roundabout onto B5158 Cherry Lane signed Lymm. Turn left at A56 T junction following signs for village centre and immediate right onto A6144 signed village centre and Lymm Hotel. Turn left at mini roundabout and once over canal bridge turn left into Whitbarrow Road. Turn left at Lymm Hotel and car park is on right. NGR SJ678876, Explorer Map 276, (N53°23'03W2°29'04), post code WA13 9AQ.|
Relatively easy country park, field, towpath and dismantled railway walk around Astbury Lake to Astbury Village and Congleton. See the two "swirly whirly" bridges and abundant wild life. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Astbury Mere Country Park free car park. M60 Junction 3 onto A34 past Alderley Edge. Follow signs to Congleton but do not turn into town centre. Keep on A34 towards Newcastle and follow brown signs for Little Moreton Hall. Just after Waggon & Horses pub and Jewson's yard turn left into Sandy Lane. NGR SJ846627 (N53°09'40 W2°13'55), SatNav post code CW12 4FR.|
|Cheshire||Detours in Delamere. Moderate forest and fields walk around the wild life pools and reedy swamps of the Delamere Forest including ascent of the local viewpoint Pale Heights with its Circle of Rocks. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Barn Bridge Gates free car park near Hatchmere. M56 to Junction 12 for A56 into Frodsham. Turn left onto B5394 (B5152) towards Tarporley and Delamere and in 5 miles at Hatchmere turn right into Ashton Road. Follow this into the forest and the car park is on the left within a mile. NGR SJ542716 (N53°14'21W2°41'16), near by SatNav post code WA6 6PB.|
|Cheshire||Hides and Flashes. Easy, woodlands and sandy cycle tracks walk through Marbury Country Park to Budworth Mere, Big Wood, Dairy House Meadows, Neumanns Flash, Carey Park and by the River Weaver to the Anderton canal barge lift. (£2.50 admission or views from outside). Returning along the Trent and Mersey canal and through the fairy glen of Hopyards Wood. 6 miles, pub call en-route (the Stanley Arms) and afterwards.||Meet on Marbury Country Park main car park with information kiosk and toilets. (P&D £2). M56 Junction 10 for A559 past Antrobus, turn right through Comberbach following brown country park signs. Left into park after garden centre. NGR SJ650770 approx.|
|Cheshire||Historic Haunts. Easy paved and canal towpath walk into Chester city centre via the Shropshire Union canal. Walking tour takes in complete city walls, River Dee, city centre and Roman ampitheatre. 8 miles though can be made shorter by catching bus one way. Pub call afterwards.||Meet on Boughton Heath Park and Ride (free). M56 then M53 but at Junction 12 ignore signs for Chester to right. Instead continue straight on A55 dual carriageway and take next junction onto A51 towards Chester. At next junction turn left onto A41. The park and ride is signed just through the next junction. NGR SJ431658 (N53°11'07 W2°51'15), SatNav post code CH3 5QD.|
|Cheshire||Not so Plain Cheshire. Relatively easy, field, lanes and byways walk by Redesmere to Capesthorne, Siddington and Northwood Farm on the Cheshire Plain. Great for bird life. 7.75 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Redesmere car park facing the big lake. M60 Junction 4 for A34 past Alderley Edge. 1 mile after entrance to Capesthorne Hall on right take left into Redesmere Lane. NGR SJ848713 (N53°14'20 W2°13'40), near by SatNav post code SK11 9JU.|
|Cheshire||Old Man went to Mow. Moderate field, woodland, lanes and towpath walk to Mow Cop Castle and The Old Man of Mow (ruined folly on hill top and natural but unique shaped rock), then back via the Macclesfield and Trent and Mersey canals (fascinating locks and bridges). 10.5 miles, pub call en-route.||Meet in Kidsgrove on the A50, car park to be arranged as when visited in 2008 there were footpath and car park closures. Approx. NGR SJ844544.|
|Cheshire||On the Edge.
Moderate hill and field tracks and dismantled railway walk through Biddulph Grange country park to the Troughstone then up Congleton Edge to Cheshires Close. Grand views over the plains to Jodrell Bank and the Derbyshire Dales. 8 miles, pub stop afterwards.
|Meet on Biddulph Grange country park free car park. This is on Overton Road just off the A527 from Congleton. Look for brown signs. Pick up the A536 from Macclesfield turning left in Congleton or it can be approached via a network of lanes around Timbersbrook off the A54. For this route go south from Macclesfield on the A523 turning left at Smithygreen. NGR SJ 893594 (N53°07'54 W2°09'39), SatNav post code ST8 7TZ.|
|Cheshire||Poynton Perambulation. Relatively Easy, canal towpath, woodland, nature trail, country park, lakeside, riverside, field, dismantled railway and rustic lanes walk to Poynton Park and the outskirts of Bramhall. Returning alongside Norbury Brook. 11 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Jacksons' Brickworks car park at Middlewood near Poynton. Turn right off A6 before High Lane over level crossing and through Norbury Hollow or or take A523 from Hazel Grove and turn left at Poynton traffic lights and keep left at two forks. Either way follow brown signs to Jacksons' brick works. On OS maps it is called Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail! NGR SJ947844.|
|Cheshire||Styalish Waters. Moderate riverside, woodland and heath walk through NT woodland following the River Bollin to Runway 2, Morley Green, Newgate Nature Reserve, Lindow Moss Lake, Lindow Common and The Carrs. Steep riverside steps up and down twice in early part of walk. 9.25 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Styal village car park or on immediate roadside if full. M56 Junction 2 for A560 to Sharston turning right onto B5166 and after 3.5 miles turn right into Styal. NGR SJ836835 (N53°20'56 W2°14'52), SatNav post code SK9 4JE.|
|Cheshire||The Wicken Stones.
Moderate country park paths, field and lanes walk from Biddulph Grange past the Wicken Stones to Knypersley Reservoir and Greenway Bank Country Park. Returning along the Biddulph Valley Trail (dismantled railway) 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Biddulph Grange country park car park in Grange Lane. A34 to Congleton then A527 to Biddulph. Turn left at brown sign. NGR SJ 893594 (N53°07'54 W2°09'39), SatNav post code ST8 7TZ.|
|Cheshire||Tatton and Knutsford.
Easy stroll around Tatton Park past the Hall and through the Beech Avenue to Knutsford (quaint buildings) and the Moor. Returning alongside Tatton Mere to see the Old Hall, landing field and Airborne Forces Memorial (site of first parachute training). 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Tatton Park main car park (£4.50 entry, House, Gardens and other amenities extra). M6 Junction 19 or M56 Junction 7 and follow brown signs. NGR SD742816.|
|Cheshire||Tunnel to the Sky. Relatively Easy afternoon fields and lanes walk in the Bollin Valley and through the cavernous river tunnel under the airport runway. Fascinating picnic spot by the aircraft take off point. 6 miles, pub call afterwards (the Romper Inn).||Meet in front of the Moat House Hotel on the left of the A538. Park in old road over old bridge accessed from hotel car park. M56 Junction 6, south along Wilmslow Road past the Romper Inn and under the two tunnels. NGR SJ816829.|
|Cheshire||View from the Cloud. Moderate field, woodland, lanes, dismantled railway and towpath walk onto the top of The Cloud and back along the Macclesfield Canal (Cheshire Ring Walk). 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Timbersbrook free car park with toilets near Congleton, Cheshire. A527 out of Congleton towards Biddulph past railway station turning left at Hightown traffic lights and bearing left at pub. Turn left in Timbersbrook, car park just on right. NGR SJ894628.|
|Cheshire||Waters of Nantwich.
Moderate riverside, field, lanes and towpath walk by Nantwich Lake and along the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canals to Acton Marina and Burland Marina. See literally hundreds of barges. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Nantwich Lake free car park. M6 Junction 16 onto A500 towards Crewe. At next roundabout still A500 towards Nantwich. At Cheerbrook roundabout keep straight on to A51 and left at lights towards Stone A51. Keep straight on at next lights A5301 Whitchurch, then bear right at next lights A530 Whitchurch, then turn left into Park Road A530 Whitchurch. NGR SJ650513 (N53°03'29 W2°31'26), SatNav post code CW5 7AQ.|
|Cornwall||Beyond the End. Moderate cliff top coastal walk to Sennen Cove, Maen Castle, Lands End and Nanjizal. Some of Cornwall's finest cliff edge scenery including magnificent sea rocks, the Longships Lighthouse and the Lands End theme park. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Sennen Cove cliff top P&D car park next in Cove Road. Signed from A30 roundabout, car park is shortly on the right. NGR SW360263, nearby SatNav post code TR19 7BT.|
|Cornwall||Coast of Chimneys. Moderate cliff top coastal walk to Carn Gloose, Cape Cornwall, Kendijack Valley, Botallack, Roscommon and the Levant tin/copper mine. Some of Cornwall's finest cliff edge scenery full of old mine workings, ruined engine houses and chimneys. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Cape Cornwall NT P&D car park at the end of Cape Cornwall Road. Signed from the B3306 at St Just. NGR SW353318, nearby SatNav post code TR19 7NN.|
|Cornwall||Open Air Theatricals. Moderate cliff top coastal walk to Logan Rock, The Minack Theatre, Porth Chapel, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head. Some of Cornwall's finest cliff edge scenery with idyllic sandy coves full of myth, lore and legend. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Porthcurno village P&D car park next to the Telegraph museum. Signed from A30 and B3315. NGR SW384226, nearby SatNav post code TR19 6JX.|
Moderate hill and field tracks walk up through the ideallic village of Askham to Heughscar Hill and Moor Divock. Splendid views up Ullswater to the Helvellyn range and close inspection of two stone circles. Returning via Helton, Whale and Lowther Castle. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (choice of Punch Bowl or Queens Head, both in Askham village).
|Meet in front of Lowther Park church parking along roadside. M6 Junction 39 and onto A6 through Shap. Keep going until you pass through Hackthorpe then take any of the three left turns to Lowther and Askham (all go same place). Continue into the park, church is on right opposite the castle. NGR NY519243.|
|Cumbria||Beyond the Sands. Moderate field, hill, lanes and woodlands walk to Kents Bank, Allithwaite, Cartmel, Hampsfell (727ft) and Eggerslack Wood. 10 miles, two optional pub calls en route.||Meet on Windermere Road (P&D) car park in Grange-over-Sands. Turn right just after railway station and car park is 100 yds on right. NGR SD412784.|
|Cumbria||Black Secrets. Moderate Lake District field and fell walk to High Cross, Hawkshead, Black Beck, Black Crag and Tarn Hows, returning through the National Trust walled garden (1056 ft). 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Monk Coniston P&D (£6) car park with toilets. This is right at the head of Coniston Water on the minor road round the back of the lake off the B5285 Coniston to Hawkshead road. NGR SD316978.|
|Cumbria||Dow Crag and White Maiden. Strenuous Lake District mountain walk via Torver Beck, Banishead Quarries and Goats Water over Dow Crag, Buck Pike, Brown Pike, Walna Scar and White Maiden. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Torver church car park (honesty box) on the A593 to Coniston. NGR SD285943.|
|Cumbria||Fairer Fairfield. Strenuous all day Lake District mountain walk to Alcock Tarn, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, and Fairfield. Descending via Stone Arthur and Greenhead Gill. 9 miles, 2863 feet, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Grasmere main P&D car park with toilets. NGR NY337076.|
|Cumbria||Half Penny. Moderate hill, field and lanes walk beside the River Kent to Natland, then over The Helm to Halfpenny. Returning via Skettlegill Hill and Wellheads. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside near bridge over river to Sedgwick. M6 Junction 36 onto A590 dual carriageway as far as Brettargh Halt. Third exit from roundabout onto minor road then keep right. NGR SD507868.|
|Cumbria||Little Langdale. Moderate Lake District field, fell, mines and quarries walk over Holme Fell (1040ft) to Hodge Close, Cathedral Cave, Slater Bridge, Low Hacket, Iron Keld and Tarn Hows. 9 miles, pub call en-route or afterwards.||Meet on Tom Gill P&D car park on the right of the A593 Coniston to Ambleside road near Yew Tree Farm and Tarn. NGR SD322999.|
|Cumbria||Mini Coast to Coast. Moderate cliff tops, field and lanes walk along the first few miles of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk. Taking in St Bees Head and lighthouse, Saltom Bay and the village of Sandwith. 7.5 miles, tea shop afterwards.||Meet on St Bees beach car park near hotel and cafe. A595 heading for Whitehaven but turn off at Egremont signed to St Bees. NGR NX961118.|
|Cumbria||Mint - Sprint - Kent. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk via the ruins of Kendal Castle to three rivers, the Mint, the Sprint and the Kent. Also the magical and hidden Spital waterfall. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hayfell Avenue in Kendal. From M6 Junction 36 take A65 through Crookland and Endmoor. Pass Kendal Hospital and a superstore then at traffic lights fork right into housing estate. Continue past school entrance and park on roadside before old castle wall entrance to Wasdale Close. NGR SD523916.|
|Cumbria||Newton Switchback. Moderate fell, field and country lanes walk over the Newton Fells, North and South, visiting Eller How Tower, White Stone and Ayside. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meeting point to be decided when new road completed A590 at High Newton and Ayside.|
|Cumbria||Pottering and Gurnaling. Moderate field, fell and riverside walk through Strickland Roger to Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubs via the Rivers Kent and Sprint. Splendid views of distant Kendal and lakeland mountains. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside in Hall Road, Burneside near works entrance. M6 junction 36 for A591 past Kendal. Turn right just after Gateway roundabout into Hollins Lane signed to Burneside. In village turn right and first left. NGR SD506957.|
|Cumbria||Red Dell Horse Shoe. Strenuous Lake District mountain walk directly ascending Wetherlam from Coniston via Rascal How and Sweeten Crag, up Lad Hows and down Black Sails. 9 miles, 2502ft asl, pub call afterwards (The Black Bull).||Meet in lane leading to Coppermines parking alongside high wall. Turn up side of Black Bull past brewery in Coniston village centre. NGR SD301978.|
|Cumbria||Rusland Pool Part 1. Moderate all day riverside, woodland and open fell walk in the Southern Lake District from the pub at Rusland Pool to Bigland Tarn, Bigland Barrow (630ft) with it's observation tower (a wartime relic), Backbarrow and Haverthwaite Heights. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in lane/layby formed by old road in front of and to the left of Rusland Pool pub. M6 Junction 36, turning left onto A590 then left at Brettargh Holt towards Ulerston/Barrow. At Newby Bridge continue straight on past Haverthwaite, and pub is shortly on the right. NGR SD326842. Please note: parking area is on the lane in front of the pub and NOT on the pub car park to the right|
|Cumbria||Rusland Pool Part 2. Moderate all day southern Lake District walk on woodland, farm, field and open fell paths starting from the Rusland Pool Inn, to Colton, Lowick Bridge (pub stop at Red Lion if time permits), the Crake Valley and Greenodd. Returning via the Cumbria Coastal Way. 9.5 miles.||Meet in lane/layby formed by old road in front of and to the left of Rusland Pool pub. M6 Junction 36, turning left onto A590 then left at Brettargh Holt towards Ulerston/Barrow. At Newby Bridge continue straight on past Haverthwaite, and pub is shortly on the right. NGR SD326842. Please note: parking area is on the lane in front of the pub and NOT on the pub car park to the right|
|Cumbria||Seatle via a Lot of Allotments.
Moderate forest and fell tracks walk to Bishops Allotment, Bigland Tarn, Bigland Barrow, Back Reddings Tarn and Seatle. 7 miles, pub stop afterwards.
|Meet on old road at Barrow Banks House, Staveley-in-Cartmel. Turn right off A590 when dual carriageway ends one mile before Newby Bridge signed Staveley and then immediately right into cul-de-sac. NGR SD 383850 (N54°15'25 W2°56'54), SatNav post code LS12 8NG.|
|Cumbria||Short but Sharp. Strenuous Lake District Mountain walk and rock scramble up the Glendermackin Clough and Sharp Edge onto Atkinson Pike and Blencathra twin summits. Descending gradually over Scales Fell with wonderful views. 7 miles, pub call afterwards (The White Horse at Scales).||Meet in Scales Farm lay-by on the A66 Penrith to Keswick Road. NGR NY339267.|
|Cumbria||Smallthwaite Band. Strenuous Lake District Mountain walk directly up the steep side of Middle Dodd from Kirkstone Pass then along the connecting ridge of Smallthwaite Band to Red Screes (2,541 feet). Tourist path descent to the Kirkstone Inn. 4 miles but seems like 7, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Red Pit free car park, on the left of the A592 just over the summit of Kirkstone Pass. NGR NY403089, nearby SatNav post code LA22 9LQ.|
|Cumbria||The Bowness Alps.
Moderate hill, field and woodland walk over Biskey Howe, School Knott, Grandsire (818 feet asl), Cleabarrow, Undermillock Common, Brant Fell and Post Knott. 9 miles, no need to bring packed lunch - the excellent Troffers Dales Way Tea Shop at Hag End is en-route.
|Meet on Chris's drive, Hill Crest, Biskey Howe Road, Bowness on Windermere. Turn off A591 into Windermere town and continue through on A5074 down towards Bowness. On hill going down to lake take sharp left up Biskey Howe Road just before Methodist Church. NGR SD408970.|
|Cumbria||The Portal of Kentmere
Moderate field, fell and quiet lanes walk into the lower end of the Kentmere Valley. Two ascents but no steep hills or summits, just heavenly views. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on old roadside at the western end of Staveley. A591 beyond Kendal towards Windermere. Turn right at second junction into Staveley and immediately left into spur of old road. NGR SD461984.|
|Cumbria||The Two Burneys. Moderate to strenuous hill and woodland walk over Great Burney (980 ft asl) and Little Burney to the Giant's Grave. Returning via Long Rigg and Press Beck Vale. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet at Grizebeck on A5092, parking either in front of garage, up side of pub or in front of large barn on main road. Keep to left fork off Coniston Road at Lowick for 4 miles. NGR NY238851.|
|Cumbria||The Worst Wainwright
Strenuous Lake District fell walk to Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common and Souther Fell. 11 miles, pub call afterwards (The Mill Inn at Mungrisdale village). Mungrisdale Common is supposedly a boring wilderness that even Alfred Wainwright had few kind words for but actually this is a very pleasant walk.
|Meet on roadside (grass verge parking) just beyond Grisedale village church. M6 Junction 40 (Penrith) onto A66 towards Keswick but turning right just before high mountains (signed Mugrisdale). NGR NY363306.|
|Cumbria||Twixt Winster and Lyth.
Moderate lanes, stony tracks and fell walk through Beck Head to Whitbarrow Scar. Returning through woodlands on the eastern flank and below White Scar. Vistas over the Winster Valley to the west and the Lyth Valley to the east. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on roadside at Mill Side. M6 junction 36 onto A590 taking slip road at Brettargh Holt for A590 towards Newby Bridge. Shortly after A5074 junction turn right at sign for Mill Side and Beck Head. Park near cross roads of old road. NGR SD452840 (N54°14'54 W2°50'32), Nearby SatNav post code LA11 6SG.|
|Cumbria||Up the Creek Without a Paddle! Moderate field, woodland, hill and quiet lanes walk through Levens Deer Park and alongside the River Kent by the old gunpowder works to Scout Scar. 764 ft ASL with its unique mushroom shelter viewpoint. 12.5 miles, tea and scones afterwards at Ian and Christine's.||Meet at Newlands in Hutton Lane, Levens village. M6 Junction 36 onto A590 South Lakes. Take slip road at Brettargh Halt and left at roundabout following A590. Then first public road on left, the old A6 to Levens Hall. Turn right at T junction and keep right into Levens village Go past village shop on left keeping left when main lane forks right and over cross roads into Hutton Lane for 0.5 mile. NGR SD486888.|
|Cumbria||Wainwright Chapter One. Strenuous Lake District Mountain walk over Arnison Crag. Birks and St. Sunday Crag to Grisedale Tarn and the Brothers' Parting Stone. Sample the delights of Alfred Wainwright's first chapter in his seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. 9 miles.||Meet on Patterdale P&D car park just after the White Lion Hotel. A592 from Windermere over Kirkstone Pass. NGR NY396158.|
|Cumbria||Wainwright's Bowfell. Strenuous Lake District mountain walk up the Band and along the Climber's Traverse to Cambridge Crag and the Waterspout. Then the scramble beside the Great Flat Slab up to the summit, (2,960 feet). Returning via Ore Gap, Angle Tarn and Rosset Gill. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on the Old Dungeon Gill (National Trust P&D) car park at the head of Langdale. NGR NY287061.|
|Cumbria||Waters Under Helm
Moderate quiet lanes and field tracks walk up the River Kent through Levens Park to Natland and the Helm. Splendid 360 degree panorama all over Kendal. Returning via Halfpenny, Stainton and Hincaster seeing the present end of the Lancaster Canal at Stainton Aqueduct. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet in front of Levens Hall
parking along roadside nearby. M6 Junction 36 onto A590. Fork left at
Brettargh Halt and left again onto old A6. NGR SD496851.
|Cumbria||Whitbarrow Scar. Moderate woodland tracks and limestone fells walk to Lord's Seat. Stunning views from scar over Winster and Lyth Valleys and Arnside estuary. 8.25 miles, pub call afterwards, the Gilpin Bridge.||Meet by roadside at Mill Side. From M6 Junction 36 take A590 towards Barrow then second turning on the right after A5074 Lyth Valley sign where the dual carriageway ends. Over cattle grid and park in old road parallel to new one. NGR SD452840.|
|Cumbria||Winster Revisited. Moderate field, fell and country lanes walk through the beautiful Winster Valley. Last featured in August 2003 this is a revised and shortened route but still including all the highlights of Rulbuts Hill, Rosthwaite Heights, Ghyll Head, Birkett Houses, Ludderburn, Moor How Park and Birks Bridge. Optional pub call en-route (The Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank). 10 miles, Pub call afterwards (The Damson Tree, serene outlook but no real ales!).||Meet by roadside 1 mile after Damson Dene Hotel. M6 Junction 36 for A590 turning left at Brettargh Halt signed Barrow & Milnthorpe then right at sign for Windermere & Bowness on A5074. Bear left immediately after Gilpin Bridge Inn and continue for 6 miles passing Lyth Valley Hotel and Damson Dene. (Keep left at Crosthwaite sign and right at Newby Bridge sign). NGR SD423926.|
|Cumbria||Wythburn Horse Shoe. Strenuous fell and woodland walk to the centre of the Lake District. Incorporating Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Greenup Edge and Ullscarf (2370 feet asl). 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Badger Bar at Grasmere).||Meet on Dob Gill P&D car park with toilets 1 mile up the west side of Thirlmere. A591 past Grasmere over Dunmail Raise and turn left onto road round back of lake. NGR NY315140.|
|Dark Peak||Beaches in the Sky. Moderate to strenuous field, paved upland paths and sandy peat hags/groughs walk along part of the Pennine Way through the picturesque village of Grindsbrook Booth, Edale and through the splendid Grindsbrook Clough to the boulder scramble up onto Kinder Scout. Depending on the conditions the route continues over the summit plateau through meandering sandy floored peat hags to the Kinder Downfall before returning around the edge via Kinder Low trig point and Jacob's Ladder. 10 miles, pub call afterwards, the Lamb Inn on Hayfield Road, Chinley. If the shorter route is taken along the top of Kinder via the rocks of Crowden Tower, Wool Packs and Pym Chair then the route is only 8 miles.||Meet on free car park between Barber Booth and Upper Booth. Extra spaces under viaduct and at track to Dalehead. Turn off A6 at Chapel-en-le-Frith onto A6187 Sheffield Road, (A625 on old maps) then after nearly 4 miles turn left up narrow road through woodland and over Mam Tor. In 1.5 miles turn left at bottom of hill and pass under railway viaduct. NGR SK108847.|
|Dark Peak||Cannon and Cawthorne. Moderate field, woodland and lanes walk into Cawthorne village and through the parklands and gardens of Cannon Hall, then though Deffer Wood to Pool Hill before looping back via Denby Hall, Cuckold and Tanyard. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Cannon Hall P&D car park with toilets (Country Park by river). Signed off A635 between Holmfirth/Denby Dale and Barnsley. NGR SE272079.|
|Dark Peak||Caves and Peaks. Moderate fell, field and country lanes walk to Treak Cliff, Long Cliff, Cave Dale, Castleton, Lose Hill, Hollin's Cross and Mam Tor. Passing all the caves of Blue John, Treak Cliff, Speedwell and Peak Cavern. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (at Sparrowpit).||Meet on Mam Tor P&D (£3) car park on the A625 over Rushup Edge. NGR SK124832.|
|Dark Peak||Combing Round the Bend. Moderate field, hill and lanes walk along Combs Edge to Round the Bend and the Goyt Valley. Some of England's finest green hill and valley scenery overlooking Combs Reservoir, then Buxton and later Errwood and Fernilee Reservoirs. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards (the Bee Hive Inn, Combs village).||Meet on Rye Flatt Farm car park on the Doveholes Road out of Combs. A6 to Whaley Bridge and through town centre. Turn left at traffic lights onto B5470 Chapel Road for 3 miles then turn right just after Combs Reservoir down lane into village. Bear left at the Bee Hive Inn to reach car park. NGR SK045782.|
|Dark Peak||Dale Dyke. Moderate fields, woodland, waterside and fellside walk to High Bradfield, Agden Reservoir, Dale Dyke Reservoir and Sugworth Tower (Boots Folly). Great views from the hill top over Strines Reservoir. Dale Dyke was the scene of great devastation in March 1864 when the newly built dam collapsed. The ensuing flood swept away 15 bridges and killed 238 folk! 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Low Bradfield car park adjacent to cricket ground accessed off Fair House Lane at "P" sign. A57 over Snake Pass staying straight on A57 at Ladybower. At top of hill take left turn signed to Strines Moor and then right turn signed to Ughill and Dungworth. Bradfield is a signed left turn off here. NGR SK262920 (N53°25'27 W1°36'25), SatNav post code S6 6LB.|
|Dark Peak||Dambusters Trail : Part Three. Moderate all day Peak District reservoir and ridge walk to Ladybower, Yorkshire Bridge and Win Hill, one steep climb half-way (900 feet). Return along the Roman Road with panoramic views over the Hope and Edale valleys and visiting the Four Winds boundary stone. 9 miles, beer garden call en-route if fine.||Meet at Hagg Farm lay-by on the right of the A57 Snake Pass Road 4 miles beyond the Snake Inn. M67 to end, through Mottram (beware of speed cameras) and through Glossop centre. NGR SK163886.|
|Dark Peak||Edale Alps. Moderate afternoon Derbyshire Dales field and hill tracks walk over Rushup Edge and down to Barber Booth. Then a gradual re-ascent to Hollins Cross before returning along the spectacular Mam Tor ridge. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Mam Tor P&D car park on the left of the A625 4 miles off the A6 at Chapel-en-le-Frith. NGR SK124832.|
|Dark Peak||Etherow and Werneth Low. Moderate hill, woodland and field walk around the Lower Etherow Valley through Erncroft Wood, over Chisworth Hill to Tom Wood and Lymefield Riverside Relics Park. Returning through Back Wood and over Werneth Low country park. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Andrew Inn).||Meet on Etherow Country Park Visitor Centre P&D car park (Information Centre and toilets) at Compstall Bridge, Marple near Stockport. M60 Junction 25 keeping right at roundabout and left at T junction through Bredbury. After superstore turn right at lights into Lower Bents Lane and straight on at next lights through Romiley (B6104) turning left at bottom of hill into George Street. NGR SJ966908.|
|Dark Peak||Ewdendale Delight. Moderate hill, field and byeways walk over Whitewell Moor to Ewden Bridge and Broomhead Reservoir. Returning via Bolsterstone village and the fringes of Stocksbridge. 9 miles, pub call afterwards. Do not presume this is along way away, its just 32 miles from Manchester!!||Meet on old cul-de-sac road near Underbank Reservoir dam. From end of M67 at Mottram take A628 over Woodhead Pass. At Langsett turn right onto A616 and after 4 miles turn right after Underbank Reservoir and right again into old road. NGR SK254994.|
|Dark Peak||First of the Summer Wine. Moderate but hilly all day hill, riverside, sandy trails and urban lanes walk around Paris and Hole Bottom to Hepworth and over Meal Hill and the Mount (vast panorama) to Snowgate. Returning via Fulstone, Wooldale and the Surprise View overlooking Holmfirth. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Holmfirth main long stay P&D car park on A6024. Do not cross bridge or turn into town centre. NGR SE143084.|
|Dark Peak||Last of the Summer Wine. Moderate all day hill, field, woodland and reservoir walk to Yateholme Reservoir complex, Snailsden Edge, Hades and Elysium. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Digley Reservoir car park near Holmbridge. Take A635 from Oldham over Saddleworth Moor turning right at the large stone polo mint (National Park marker stone) into Acres Lane and right again at Green Gate Road. NGR SE111063.|
|Dark Peak||Longdendale Lakeland. Moderate all day reservoir side and field walk around Bottoms Reservoir, Valehouse Reservoir and Rhodeswood Reservoir to Tintwistle. Then up the hill to Arnfield for open views and back through Swallows Wood Nature Reserve. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Longdendale Trail car park in Padfield, (just beyond Hadfield railway station). M67 to end and through Mottram lights, then keep right at Hollingworth War Memorial on A57 to Glossop. Turn off left through centre of Hadfield following brown signs. NGR SK025962.|
|Dark Peak||Meet the Don.
Moderate, field, lanes and trails walk using part of the Trans Pennine Trail (dismantled railway) to Hoylandswaine and Thurlstone via a circuit of Scout Dike Reservoir. A good introduction to the valley of the River Don. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Penistone town car park next to cinema and near the parish church. A628 over Woodhead Pass, then follow signs to town centre and then P. NGR SE247033 (N53°31'32 W1°37'40), near by SatNav post code S36 6DY.|
|Dark Peak||More of the Summer Wine
Moderate field and rustic tracks walk to Upperthong, Wolfstones Height, Netherthong, Honley and Thongsbridge. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Bridge Lane long stay P&D car park in Holmfirth. M62 Junction 20 for A627M through Oldham. At Mumps roundabout take A669 through Lees and Grasscroft. Approaching Uppermill turn sharp right onto A635 through Greenfield. Continue past Dovestones Reservoirs and over Saddleworth Moor. At Holmfirth town centre keep straight on turning right into Bridge Lane shortly after Riverside Shopping Centre. NGR SE144085.|
|Dark Peak||Over, Under and Round. Moderate full day hill, field and green lanes walk around Cown and Coombes Edges to Robin Hood's Picking Rods and Rowarth. Returning over Matley Moor, gradual climbs at beginning and end. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (the Grouse).||Meet on Chunal lay-by just before Grouse Inn on the A624 Glossop to Hayfield/Chapel-en-le-Frith road. M67 to end and through Mottram and Dinting Vale bearing right at second roundabout approaching Glossop centre. NGR SK034907.|
|Dark Peak||Parade along the Edge. Moderate fell, field and country lanes walk along Stanage Edge visiting Little John's Grave, North Lees mansion (Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre), High Neb (1502 feet asl), Higger Tor, the iron age hill fort of Carl Wark, Over Owler Tor and Mothercap rock. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (the Scotsman's Pack in Hathersage).||Meeting point to be decided but first option is main P&D car park in Hathersage on A6187. NGR SK231815. (There are several free car parks on the back road below the Edge but would leave a long climb at the end of the walk).|
|Dark Peak||Park to Peak. Moderate deer reserve, hill, field, towpath and country lanes walk to the Cage, Furness Vale and the end of the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge. Possibly the prettiest stretch of canal in the NW and certainly some of the finest green hill and valley views. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Lyme Park P&D car park (£4.60). Turn right into the Country Park off the A6 at Disley. NGR SD963824.|
|Dark Peak||Pie Town.
Relatively easy field tracks and woodland walk on the Kirklees Way and Dearne Way to Shepley and Denby Dale. Vistas towards Emley Moor mast. 7.75 miles, pub stop afterwards.
|Meet on Carr Hill Road in Upper Cumberworth. Parking on verges beyond houses. On the A635 between Holmfirth and Barnlsey. NGR SE 202087 (N53°34'26 W1°41'54), SatNav post code HD8 8XN.|
|Dark Peak||Ring of Marple. Flat and easy urban fringes walk through woodland, towpath and golf courses around Marple. Never a dull moment. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (Hare and Hounds).||Meet on Chadkirk Country Park car park on the A627 Otterspool Road between Bredbury and Marple. M60 Junction 25 and through Bredbury or A6 through Stockport and left at Hazel Grove. Car park is on Vale Road, Chadkirk just after "Access Only" signs. NGR SJ937897, nearby SatNav post code SK6 3LE.|
|Dark Peak||Rivelin Waterworld.
Moderate woodlands and urban fringe tracks walk through Rivelin Nature Reserve to Bell Hagg Edge, Redmires Conduit, Wyming Nature Trail and Rivelin Dams. Old mill pools, reservoirs and tumbling cascades. 8 miles, pub call afterwards. Optional 2 mile extension around Redmires Reservoirs.
|Meet on Rivelin Nature Trail free car park. A57 over the Snake Pass. Continue on A57 past Ladybower. At A6101 fork keep left but then take next immediate left into car park. NGR SK291873 (N53°22'54 W1°33'48), SatNav post code S6 5SN.|
|Dark Peak||Rocking Around. Moderate field, fell and quiet lanes walk in the Dovestones Valley to Alphin Pike, Chew Valley and the Land of Sleeping Trolls. Magnificent rock scenery with huge eratics. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Manchester Road layby near the Royal George pub at the A635 and B6175 crossroads between Mossley and Saddleworth. From Oldham Mumps Roundabout take A669 through Lees, Grotton and Grasscroft. At Greenfield railway bridge turn sharp right towards Holmfirth down Chapel Road forking right along Shaw Hall Bank and Well-i-Hole Road. NGR SD985036, nearby SatNav post code OL3 7HX.|
|Dark Peak||Romiley Circular. Moderate afternoon canal towpath, field, woodland and parklands walk to Romiley, Greave, Compstall, Brabyns Park, Marple Locks and the Aqueduct. The Peak Forest Canal is very picturesque with a staircase of tranquil lock pools leading to the two hundred foot Marple Aqueduct soaring over the River Goyt. 8 miles, pub call afterwards, the Spread Eagle at Bredbury Green.||Meet on Chadkirk Country Park car park on the A627 Otterspool Road between Bredbury and Marple. M60 Junction 25 and through Bredbury or A6 through Stockport and left at Hazel Grove. Car park is on Vale Road, Chadkirk just after "Access Only" signs. NGR SJ937897.|
|Dark Peak||Shelf Moor Wrecks
Moderate to strenuous moorland walk to three 1940's airplane wrecks on the hills above Glossop. Also visiting the Shelf Stones and Hern Stones then returning via the Roman Road of Doctor's Gate. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Shepley Street in Old Glossop. A57 through Glossop turning left into Manor Park Road and right into Shepley Street. At the far end is a turning circle, park as near to that as is practicable. NGR SK045948.|
|Dark Peak||Sweeping Up Brushes.
Moderate stony hill tracks walk to Swineshaw Reservoirs, Hollingworthall Moor, Matley and the Brushes Valley. Wide sweeping panoramas but gentle climbs. 8.25 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Castle Clough car park in Carr Rise, Stalybridge Country Park. M60 Junction 23 onto A635 through Ashton and Stalybridge. In town centre aim for Mottram Road A6018 but bear left into Huddersfield Road B6175. On here for nearly 2 miles through Millbrook. Turn right into Buckton Vale Road and at mini roundabout with standing stone keep straight on. At Carr Rise car park is on left. NGR SD988011 (N53°30'23 W2°01'10), SatNav post code SK15 3NY.|
|Dark Peak||Taming the Peat Bogs. Moderate peat moor and flagged tracks walk up the valley of Black Ashop Clough to Mill Hill and Featherbed Moss. Far ranging views of Kinder and Bleaklow without stepping foot on them. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Birchen Clough Bridge car park on the left of the A57 Snake Pass Road just before the Snake Pass Inn. Take A57 out of Glossop and in 2 miles after the Snake summit the car park is half way through the Lady Clough forest. NGR SK109914.|
|Dark Peak||To Hades and Back. Moderate to strenuous field, woodland and moor walk around Digley Reservoir to Holme, then through the Yateholme reservoir complex into Ramsden Clough and climbing out onto the broad flat top of Snailsden Edge (1,560 feet ASL). Returning via Hades, Elysium and Holmbridge. 10.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The Huntsman at Harden Hill).||Meet on Digley reservoir car park near Holmbridge. Take A669 from Oldham through Lees, Grotton and Grasscroft, then turn sharp right over railway bridge just before Uppermill to pick up A635 Holmfirth Road. Once over Saddleworth Moor look out for a small right turn at the large stone polo mint (National Park marker stone) into Acres Lane and right again at Green Gate Road. NGR SE111063.|
|Dark Peak||The Meltham Way. Moderate lanes, aqueduct and woodland walk along the winding conduit to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir. See the gathering waters grow from a stagnant ditch into a full river. Returning via Honley Woods. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside in Royds Road in Meltham. M62 Junction 21 taking A640 through Newhey to Denshaw five way cross-roads. Here pick up A6052 Delph Road turning left onto A62 Huddersfield Road. On reaching Marsden take B6107 to Meltham. Straight on through town centre and Royds Road is on the right. NGR SE104102 (N53°35'17 W1°50'40), SatNav post code HD9 4DD.|
|Dark Peak||Tramway to Heaven. Moderate byways and field walk along the Bugsworth dismantled tramway to the double viaduct and picturesque church grounds of Chapel Milton before delving into Chapel-en-le-Frith for en-route pub stop. Then via Combs and Toddbrook reservoirs back to more pubs in Whaley Bridge! 11 miles.||Meet on Whaley Bridge free car park. A6 through Disley and Furness Vale bearing right at roundabout onto A5004 and then left just before railway station past canal end wharf. NGR SK012815.|
|Dark Peak||Treasures of the Don Valley.
Moderate field tracks, quiet lanes and dismantled railway walk to Romticle Viaduct, Thurgoland Tunnels and Finkle Street. Contrasting scenery either side of the hill. One side wide views to the east the other deeply wooded. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet in Wortley village centre opposite the church lych gate (Park Avenue). A628 over Woodhead Pass turning right at Langsett onto A616 then left onto A269 into Wortley. (It takes about 90 minutes from East Lancashire). NGR SK 308994 (N53°29'25 W1°32'14), SatNav post code S35 7DB.|
|Dark Peak||Up the Downfall. Strenuous gritstone paths hill walk onto the western edge of Kinder Scout via Mermaid's Pool and River Kinder. Many boulder scrambles and river crossings in the upper reaches of the gorge with a final challenging climb up the Downfall cliffs! Then its a stroll in the park to the Trig Point, Edale Rocks, South Head and Mount Famine. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Bowden Bridge P&D (£3) car park with toilets past the Sportsmans Inn, Hayfield. Narrow access street then ½ mile out of town centre. NGR SE118471.|
|Dark Peak||Walking in Hope.
Moderate fields, quiet lanes and woodlands walk to Bradwell, Brough and Hope. (Heart of the Peak District near Edale). 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Castleton pay & display car park behind visitor centre. A6 towards Buxton branching onto Sheffield Road at Chapel-en-le-Frith, signed to Rushup, Edale and Castleton. Just past Mam Tor car park turn sharp right, then next sharp left down Winnats Pass. Continue past Speedwell Cavern into village centre. NGR SK149830 (N53°20'38 W1°46'39), SatNav post code S33 8WP.|
|Dark Peak||Wharncliffe Wander. Moderate field, forest, quiet lanes and fell top walk through Worrall and across the River Don to Wharncliffe Wood. Far ranging views from the crag tops. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards (the Blue Ball).||Meet on Glen Howe Park free car park off the A6102 at Wharncliffe Side. Take A628 over Woodhead Pass turning right through Langsett. After Underbank Reservoir watch for left hand slip road onto A6102. In 3 miles shortly after Blue Ball pub turn right up Green Lane, to top and right into Storth Lane. NGR SK296943, nearby SatNav post code S35 0BL.|
|Dark Peak||Whole of the Summer Wine. Moderate but long and hilly all day sandy trails and woodland walk through the Holme Valley. Beginning in the beautiful Yateholme Reservoir complex then over the hills by Elysium and Hades and down the long fairy grotto of Hepworth Glen with its amazing amber water. Returning via the Surprise View overlooking Holmfirth and the riverside trail. 13 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Ramsden Reservoir car park at the end of the tarmac road. Follow A6024 Glossop Road SW out of Holmfirth for 1.5 miles and after a church and bridge on double bend turn left signed Yateholme. NGR SE115056.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Chirk Canter. Relatively Easy all day farmland, lanes, woodland and canalside walk over to the lower Ceiriog Valley and Pentre Wood. Returning along the Llangollen Branch Canal crossing two stupendous 100 foot aqueducts and through two thrilling tunnels (torches not essential but advisable for the nervous)! 10 miles, optional pub call en-route (The Bridge at Chirk).||Meet at Aqueduct car park behind Telford Inn, Trevor near Llangollen. From M56 Junction 15 take M53 south which becomes the A55 dual carriageway and left onto A483 past Wrexham. At Ruabon turn right onto the A539 towards Llangollen. After 2 miles, pass the Duke of Wellington on the right and in 200 yards take next left into Station Road signed Froncysyllte (B5434). Fork left over narrow bridge into car park. NGR SJ272423.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Clwydian Contours. Moderate field and hill walk on the western slopes of the Clwydian Range to Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll and Moel Fammau. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Rainbow at Gwern-y-mynydd or Miners Arms at Maeshafn - We Three Loggerheads poor ales though good food).||Meet on second P&D car park (£1) in Clwyd Forest. A594 Mold to Ruthin and fork left at brown sign 1 mile after Loggerheads Country Park. 2 miles on single track road to top of pass and viewpoint. NGR SJ151605.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Eglwyseg Limestone Alps. Moderate canal towpath, field and hill walk into Llangollen then up the hill to the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran for lunch and viewpoint before striking out along the Panorama Walk to Eglwyseg Mountain. Returning via Offa's Dyke path (exquisite views) and by the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (either the Bridgetown Inn or the Corn Mill).||Meet on Llantysilio free car park with toilets. M56 to Junction 15 then M53 and A483 ring road around Chester. Turn left onto A483 past Wrexham to Ruabon where you turn right onto the A539 for Llangollen. Stay on this road through Llangollen where it turns into the A542 but after 2 miles fork left along B5103 towards Corwen. In ½ mile fork right and the car park is on left. NGR SJ198432|
|Deeside and North Wales||Getting at Loggerheads. Moderate to strenuous field, fell, woodland, quiet lanes and riverside trails walk from Loggerheads Country Park to Maeshafn village and Bryn Alyn (1322ft). Fine views towards Moel Famau 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Loggerheads Country Park P&D car park with toilets and information centre on the A494. M56 to Queensferry continuing on dual carriageway. At A55 watch for A494 signs to Mold and Ruthin (tricky lanes and junctions). Follow ring road round Mold and its then 2 miles to Loggerheads. NGR SJ198626, SatNav post code CH7 5LH.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Sandstone Siege. Moderate canal towpath, fields and woodland hill tracks walk around Beeston Castle and along the Shropshire Union Canal to Higher Burwardsley and Bulkeley Hill, returning along the Sandstone Trail over the Peckforton Hills. 9 miles, pub call en-route (The Pheasant) and afterwards (The Beeston Castle at Tiverton Bridge).||Meet on Beeston Castle visitor car park. M6 Junction 10 for A49 through Cuddington and Tarporley turning right after Tiverton following brown signs for Beeston Castle. NGR SJ541592.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Vale of Llangollen. Moderate all day walk following Offa's Dyke through Trevor Hall Wood to Castell Dinas Bran and Llangollen returning by the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Branch) to the stupendous Froncysyllte Aqueduct. 10 Miles, 800ft Ascent. Teashop call during walk.||Meet at Aqueduct car park behind Telford Inn, Trevor near Llangollen. From M56 Junction 15 take M53 south to end, then follow A483 past Wrexham to Ruabon and take the A539 towards Llangollen. After 2 miles, pass the Duke of Wellington on the right and in 200 yards take next left into Station Road signed Froncysyllte (B5434). NGR SJ272423.|
|Deeside and North Wales||Vale Royal Twin Peaks. Moderate woodland, lanes and hill walk partly along the Sandstone Trail up Helsby Hill, Woodhouses Hill and Overton Hill returning around New Pale. Grandstand views over the Wirral, Merseyside and the Weaver Estuary. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Bear's Paw in Frodsham).||Meet on B5393 lay-by near Manley Old Hall. M56 Junction 12 or 14 to gain B5393 out of Frodsham/Helsby through Alvanley. NGR SJ510726.|
|Forest of Bowland||Bleasdale Crescent. Moderate to strenuous fell, field, peat hags and country lanes walk around the crescent shaped ridge of Parlick, Fair Snape Fell, Fiendsdale Head and Hazelhurst Fell. Returning past Bleasdale Tower and Church. 11 miles, 1673ft asl, pub call afterwards.||Meet in lane leading to Fell Foot. Turn up beside church in Chipping, then third right turn on narrow lane in 1.5 miles. NGR SD600444.|
|Forest of Bowland||Brock and Calder. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk by the River Brock to Bleasdale and then over to Calder Vale. Returning via Cobble Hey and Walmsley Bridge. 11.5 miles, tea room en-route. Rather farmy so expect muck spreading and slurrymires!!||Meet on Brock Valley Picnic Site and Nature Trail car park at Higher Brock Bridge. A6 through Broughton and Bilsborrow and past the new Barton Grange marina. Turn right into New Lane at Brock by Esso filling station. Over motorway and fork right then keep left signed Chipping. Straight on past Claughton to T junction at Gondor Lane, turn right to Brock Mill in bottom. NGR SD549431.|
|Forest of Bowland||Clougha and Clough. Moderate field, fell, lanes, peaty and stony tracks walk over Clougha Pike into the hidden away Littledale with its two lost chapels! Returning along the grassy terrace of Birk Bank. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Birk Bank car park in Rigg Lane. M6 Junction 33 turning left onto A6 then immediately left into Hampson Lane. Right at T junction and left at Five Lane Ends cross roads (signed Quernmore). 4 miles through two cross roads and fork right into Rigg Lane. NGR SD526604.|
|Forest of Bowland||High Hindburn. Moderate field and lanes walk around the Higher Hindburn Valley as far as Thrushgill and Lowgill. Splendid panorama of Ingleborough and its satellites. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on the roadside near Helks Bank Farm on the fell road on the western side of the valley. This hard standing lay-by is virtually the only parking spot in the area. Turn right off the A683 at Hornby following signs to Wray. Turn right onto Main Street through village centre and over river bridge. Turn right opposite the car park up steep hill and its 3 miles to parking spot. Keep right at fork for Thrushgill and Lowgill. NGR SD641646, nearby SatNav post code LA2 8QX.|
|Forest of Bowland||Nether Grize Dale.
Moderate field, hill and country lanes walk to Grizedale Lea Reservoir, Grizedale Bridge and Nicky Nook. Returning via the Jubilee cairn and M6 footbridges. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on All Saints Church car park at Barnacre. Turn off A6 at Catterall onto B6430 then second right into Ray Lane past Kenlis Arms. Over motorway and turn left, then left again signed to Scorton. After second sharp left corner church is on the left. Parking just past on the right. NGR SD512460.|
|Forest of Bowland||Nether Wyresdale. Moderate field, lanes and hill walk by Scorton Lake, through Scorton village, up Grizedale and over Nicky Nook (705ft) and back through Wyresdale Park. 6.75 miles, pub call afterwards (The Stouts Inn, Scorton).||Meet on Cleveley Mere car park near M6 overbridge. Turn right off A6 3 miles north of Garstang into Hollins Lane (behind New Holly pub). Then right again into narrow lane past Cleveley Bank farm winding through to Cleveley Bridge. Keep going past fisheries until car park is on left. NGR SD504504.|
|Forest of Bowland||Sadler Hill. Moderate fields and fell tracks walk up Sadler Hill via Easington. An interesting summit at nearly 1,200 feet and great views. 7 miles, pub call afterwards, Hark to Bounty in Slaidburn.||Meet on Slaidburn village P&D car park by the river. NGR SD713523, (N53°57'59W2°26'16), accurate SatNav post code BB7 3ES.|
|Forest of Bowland||The Garstang Riveria. Easy flat fields and towpath walk to Churchtown, Garstang and Catterall via the suspension bridge, the strange forest of Silver Birches, Garstang town centre and the architectural gem of the Wyre Aqueduct. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Collinsons Works car park on the Riverside Industrial Park off the A6 just south of the junction with A586 Blackpool and Fleetwood Road. NGR SD490429.|
|Forest of Bowland||The Wyre Lake District. Easy fieldpaths and quiet lanes walk around the 17 lakes and meres of Wyresdale and Scorton. 8.75 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Woodfold Road, a large layby with houses on the A6 just north of Cabus. NGR SD492483, nearby SatNav post code PR3 1AW.|
|Forest of Bowland||Three in One. Moderate fields, heather moorland and game roads walk to Holme Wood, Grizedale Reservoir, Catshaw Fell, Grizedale Head and Harrisend Fell. (the SW corner of the Forest of Bowland).||Meet on Grizedale Bridge car park near Oakenclough. A6 towards Garstang turning onto B6430 at Catterall. Turn right into Calderhouse Lane at sign for Oakenclough. Follow main route past Kenlis Arms for 4 miles. Turn left at Oakenclough T junction and car park is 1 mile just after cattle grid. NGR SD536491 (N53°56'09 W2°42'31), SatNav post code PR3 1UJ.|
|Forest of Bowland||Totter up Totridge. Strenuous Bowland fells walk around the confluence of the rivers Hodder, Dunsop and Langden Brook including the ascent of Totridge Fell (1627ft) for a spendid panorama over the Hodder Valley. Likely to be muddy and squelchy in wet weather! 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Dunsop Bridge village car park with toilets. NGR SD661501.|
|Forest of Bowland||Tracing the Wyre. Easy to moderate field and woodlands walk up the Wyre Valley to Abbeystead Reservoir and the Shepherd's Church of Christ. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in front of Dolphinholme Church parking on roadside. Plenty of space near to school. M65 Junction 33 keeping left full circle into Hampson Lane going back over M6. Right at T junction and left at the Fleece pub. NGR SD516534, spot on SatNav post code LA2 9AJ.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Borrowing the Lune. Moderate fell and riverside walk ascending Jeffrey's Mount, Casterfell Hill, and Belt Howe (1,339 ft high). These are Howgills on the west side of the M6 and afford splendid views over the Tebay Lune Gorge and into Borrowdale. Returning beside the spirited Borrow Beck and the white-water River Lune. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Cross Keys at Tebay).||Meet on Lune's Bridge free car park, on the right of the A685 heading south out of Tebay. M6 Junction 38 turning right at the roundabout and keeping right past the Cross Keys and Barnaby Rudge. Just before motorway flyover turn into cul-de-sac lane. NGR NY613028, nearby SatNav post code CA10 3XP.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Brown Moor and Castley Knotts. Moderate field, fell and quiet lanes walk over two lower Howgill fells (1,355 feet). Then dropping down to Howgill Church and the riverside route back to Crook of Lune Bridge. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet at Beck Foot T junction where Old Scotch Road meets the B6257 just lower down than Low Gill Farm. NGR SD616965, nearby SatNav post code LA8 0BL.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Enchanted Eden. Easy field, riverside, dismantled railway and quiet lanes walk via three viaducts and Frank's Bridge into Kirkby Stephen. Returning along the riverside by the Stenkrith Cauldrons. One of the bonniest walks in the Pennines. 8 miles, pub call en-route (King's Arms) or afterwards (Croglin Castle Hotel).||Meet on Jubilee Park car park in the trees on the right just before the Stainmore Railway. M6 Junction 38 and 11 miles on A685. NGR NY760074, nearby SatNav post code CA17 4SY.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Knotts Untied. Moderate field, lanes and fell walk to Priestfield, Fox's Pulpit and Knotts. Open views across the Howgills and Sedbergh. Returning by Lincoln's Inn Bridge, Beehive Dub, Killington Nature Reserve and Kingfisher Mill. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Killington village free car park. M6 Junction 37 turning right onto A684 towards Sedbergh but after 2 miles turn right at the Black Horse onto B6256. Take next right fork onto narrow lane and keep right at next junction. Then turn right at cross roads signed Killington. NGR SD614889, nearby SatNav post code LA6 2HA.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Limestone Vistas. Moderate field, fell and gentle limestone scars walk through the picturesque village of Orton and its environs before climbing up to the monument on Great Asby Fell and exploring the nature reserve. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet outside Kennedy's Chocolate Factory in the centre of Orton village. M6 Junction 38 (Tebay) turning left onto B6260 signed to Orton. Park on roadside in village. NGR NY622082.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Lower Dentdale. Moderate fell tracks and riverside walk over Long Moor to Barth Bridge in Dentdale. Grand views of the Howgills and Whernside. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Sedbergh village P&D car park in Loftus Hill. NGR SD658920, (N54°19'21W2°31'39), accurate SatNav post code LA10 5RX. Some free parking on roadside just beyond and round the corner by the church in Busk Lane. Also over Millthrop Bridge on the road out to Dent.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Potts Promenade.
Moderate field, dales lanes and green tracks walk to Crosby Garrett (pretty village) and the Potts Valley (limestone scenery with a rushing river). Returning over Great Ewe Fell and through Smardale Gill. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Smardale free car park. M6 junction 38 onto A685 for 10 miles towards Kirkby Stephen. Just before junction with A683 to Sedbergh take left into narrow lane signed Smardale. Turn left just after going under railway bridge and turn left just after Smardale Hall into cp. NGR NY736082 (N54°28'07 W2°24'13), SatNav post code CA17 4HG.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Roving o'er the Rawthey. Moderate to strenuous beckside and ferny lanes walk up Uldale to view the hidden waterfalls where Stephen and his expensive camera fell in the water. Then via Murthwaite into the Wandale Valley and its panoramic terrace track. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (the Red Lion in Sedbergh).||Meet on the wide lay-by near Rawthey Bridge. A683 6 miles beyond Sedbergh. NGR SD711979.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Smardale Gill. Relatively Easy part day fell and dismantled railway walk over
Smardale Fell and back through Smardale Gill National Nature Reserve viewing
the award winning preserved viaducts of the Tebay to Darlington line. 8
miles, pub call afterwards.
Optional 2 mile extension taking in Newbiggin and Greenside.
|Meet on roadside in front of school in Ravenstonedale village. M6 Junction 38 onto A685 towards Kirkby Stephen. In 7 miles turn right into Ravenstonedale, over bridge and turn right at the church. NGR NY723042.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Stone Age Eden. Relatively Easy part day riverside and green lanes walk to Long
Meg and her Daughters (Druid's Stone Circle), Little Salkeld, the River Eden
and Lacy's Caves (an amazing spectacle. 5.4 miles, pub call afterwards.
Optional short extension via Glassonby.
|Meet on roadside at Daleraven Bridge between Glassonby and Kirkoswald. M6 Junction 40 (Penrith), take A66 (signed Brough) to next roundabout then A686 (signed Alston). After 5 miles turn left in Langwathby onto minor road through Little Salkeld and Glassonby. NGR NY565395.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Up Eden Down Ure Way. Moderate to strenuous all day fell walk to Grisedale, Hellgill Force (spectacular waterfall), and Abbotside along Lady Anne's High Way. Hell Gill is a narrow and deep rock canyon through which the infant River Eden flows within a short distance of the source of the River Ure which runs the opposite way down Wensleydale. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Moorcock Inn).||Meet on Garsdale Head railway station overflow car park. Signed off the A684 roughly half way between Sedbergh and Hawes. NGR SD788917.|
|Howgills and North Pennines||Wild Garden of Eden. Strenuous all day field and fell walk to Pendragon Castle, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell and Ais Gill. 11 miles partly on pathless "Open Access" land. Pub call afterwards, the Moorcock Inn at Garsdale Head.||Meet on roadside at Outhgill on the B6259 5 miles south of Kirkby Stephen. M6 Junction 38 onto A685 towards Kirkby Stephen. 3 miles after Ravenstonedale turn right onto A683 towards Sedbergh but within 2 miles turn left off this onto the Tommy Road over the fell to Outhgill. NGR NY783016.|
|Morecambe Bay||Arnside and Silverdale. Moderate all day field, cliffs and woodland walk to King William's Hill Pepperpot, Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott and down to the pier to watch the Morecambe Bay Tsuami (tidal bore). Then back along the coastal path via Whitecreek Bay, Far Arnside and Silverdale. 11 miles, optional pub calls en-route.||Meet on Eaves Wood car park near Silverdale. M6 Junction 35, A601(M) turning right onto A6 for 2 miles. Turn off left through Yealand Conyers or Yealand Redmayne to turn right onto Warton to Arnside road. Left fork at Yealand Storrs, right fork at Silverdale railway station and left fork at Hawes Water Moss. NGR SD471759.|
|Morecambe Bay||Belay Beetham. Moderate field, woodland, limestone clints and country park walk from Beetham to Hale, Fairy Steps, Hollins Well and Dallam Park. 7 miles, pub call afterwards (the Wheatsheaf).||Meet on Heron Corn Mill honesty box car park (£1), off A6 at Beetham. Turn by war memorial and immediately right into cul-de-sac beside Parsonage Farm. Large car park at end of lane for corn mill and tea room. NGR SD495799, nearby SatNav post code LA7 7PQ.|
|Morecambe Bay||Crook of Loop of Lune. Relatively easy field, riverside and dismantled railway walk on both sides of the River Lune stopping for late lunch at the Black Bull in Brookhouse. Returning via the Crook of Lune and the Upside Down Trees. 7 miles with optional small but steep detour to Gray's Seat viewpoint. Pub call afterwards.||Meet on Denny Beck Bridge car park near Halton. M6 Junction 34 onto A683 towards Caton but in half a mile turn left down narrow lane. NGR SD504645.|
|Morecambe Bay||Introduction to the Keer.
Moderate field, lanes, foreshore and towpath walk through Carnforth to the River Keer, Pine Lakes and Warton. Returning along the coast by the Keer estuary. 10.5 miles, pub call en-route (the George Washington).
|Meet at Red Bank Farm car park on the foreshore at Bolton-le-Sands. M6 Junction 34 through Lancaster and over river onto A6 heading north through Slyne. Turn left after fire station into narrow lane. (Can also be approached via M6 Junction 35 picking up A6 back south to Bolton-le-Sands). NGR SD474683.|
|Morecambe Bay||Limestone Coast. Moderate coastal, woodland, field and green lanes walk to Whitecreek Bay, Arnside Park, Eaves Woood, Hawes Water, Hazelslack Tower and Arnside Knott. 11 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Arnside stone jetty parking adjacent along the promenade. M6 junction 35 onto A601(M) and turning right onto A6 for nearly 3 miles. Take any of the 3 left turns through Yealand Conyers or Yealand Redmayne to turn right onto Silverdale and Arnside road. Fork right twice following signs for Arnside not Silverdale past railway station and onto promenade. NGR SD456788.|
|Morecambe Bay||Limestone Link. Moderate canal towpath, hill, limestone clints and field walk over Farleton Fell, Holmepark Fell and Hutton Roof Crags to Blasterfoot Gap and Hutton Roof. Returning through the valley of Lupton Beck with an optional pub call at the Plough, Lupton. 11 miles, tea shop at end (if open) or pub call afterwards.||Meet on Millness lay-by on the A65 near Crooklands. M6 Junction 36 turning towards Kirby Lonsdale but at roundabout turn north for Kendal. 300 yards and over canal bridge to lay-by on left. NGR SD538826.|
|Morecambe Bay||Morecambe Bay Belvedere.
Moderate field, lanes, foreshore and towpath walk over Slyne to Hest Bank and the coastal path to Red Bank and Wild Duck. Returning along the canal through Bolton-le-Sands. 11 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet at Lune Aqueduct on Halton Road Lancaster. M6 Junction 34 through Lancaster and over river onto A6 heading north but forking right into Halton Road for 1 mile. (Can also be approached via Halton village using Denny Beck Bridge). NGR SD483640.|
|Morecambe Bay||Morecambe Bay Casket. Relatively Easy foreshore, quiet lanes and canal towpath walk through Happy Mount Park and around Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands. 9 miles, pub call en-route.||Meet at Red Bank Farm car park on the foreshore at Bolton-le-Sands. M6 Junction 34 through Lancaster and over river onto A6 heading north through Slyne. Turn left after fire station into narrow lane. (Can also be approached via M6 Junction 35 picking up A6 back south to Bolton-le-Sands). NGR SD474683.|
|Morecambe Bay||Southern Silverdale Loop. Moderate woodland, field and coastal walk all around the environs of Silverdale touching Scout Wood, Eaves Wood, The Pepperpot, The Cove, Wood Well, Gibraltar, Jack Scout and Jenny Brown's Point with it's Saltpot! 6.25 miles, choice of pub or teashop afterwards.||Meet at Quaker's Stang (bird watch car park). Leave A6 at Carnforth following signs for Silverdale through Warton. Just after Crag Foot (road junction) turn left into dirt track. There is parking alongside here but also beyond low railway bridge and round blind corner to signs for hides. NGR SD475736.|
|Morecambe Bay||The Haunted Canal
Moderate field, quiet lanes and towpath walk along the disused section of the Lancaster Canal, still sporting water and locks. Also passing through the attractive settlements of Borwick, Capernwray, Priest Hutton, Burton-in-Kendal and Cinderbarrow. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (Longlands Hotel).
|Meet on Tewitfield car park on the A6070 near Borwick. M6 Junction 35 and A601(M) link to A6. Turn right at roundabout past Pine Lake and fork right at next roundabout. Car park is on right just over motorway bridge. NGR SD519736.|
|Morecambe Bay||The Two Towers. Moderate shore, field, quiet lanes and dismantled railway walk over Arnside Knott to Arnside and Hazelslack Towers. Returning beside the estuary of Milnthorpe Sands. 10 miles, pub call near end, the Ship Inn at Sandside.||Meet on Arnside promenade by the stone jetty. M6 Junction 35, A601(M) turning right onto A6 for 2 miles. Turn off left through Yealand Conyers or Yealand Redmayne to turn right onto Warton to Arnside road. Keep right at next two road forks following signs for Arnside past railway station and onto promenade. NGR SD456788.|
|Morecambe Bay||Up on the Roof. Moderate undulating field, lanes and fell walk via Dalton Park, Burton-in -Kendal, Slape Lane and Hutton Roof Crags. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Plain Quarry Nature Reserve picnic area car park on the left of Dalton Lane. M6 Junction 35 onto A6 northwards and right at second roundabout onto A6070 past Tewitfield. Turn right on reaching Burton-in-Kendal into Dalton Lane and proceed for 1.5 miles. NGR SD552761.|
|Morecambe Bay||Warton Crag and Jack Scout. Moderate green lanes, hill and woodland walk over Warton Crag to Leighton Park, Yealand Storrs, Silverdale Green, Jack Scout and Jenny Brown's Point. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Crag Foot angler's car park midway between Warton and Silverdale. Take either road from Warton around foot of Crag and just after they join up turn left into dirt road leading to railway and Quaker's Stang. NGR SD477738.|
|Mumbles||Gaze Around Gower. Moderate all day hill, field, woodland, lanes, coast and beach walk over Cefn Bryn ridge to Penrice Castle, Nicholaston Woods, Oxwich Bay, Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Castle. 11 miles, home made ice-cream stop near end.||Meet in forest car park near Park Mill Heritage Centre. A4118 from Swansea turning right at brown sign and keeping left before ford entrance to Heritage Centre. 500 yards on pot-holed lane to car park on left. NGR SS539896.|
|North York Moors||Cleveland Roller Coaster.
Strenuous fell walk along the Cleveland Hills ridge to Wain Stones and Cringle Moor. Wide ranging vista over Teeside. Returning along forest trail. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Clay Bank free car park on the B1257 from Helmsley through Bilsdale. NGR NZ572035.|
|North York Moors||Saltwick Nab. Relatively Easy all day town, cliff top and dismantled railway walk through Whitby over the Larpool Viaduct to Stainsacre, Hawsker and Oakham Wood. Returning along the Cleveland Way coastal path overlooking the storm beaten rocks of Black Nab and Saltwick Nab. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||From Whitby Youth Hostel by the ruined abbey. NGR NZ902112.|
|North York Moors||Sutton Bank and the White Horse. Moderate all day woodland, fields and lanes walk along the edge of Sutton Bank by the Cleveland Way to the White Horse of Kilburn. Returning through the forests via Gormire Lake and the 500 foot climb back up Ryburn Bank. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Sutton Bank P&D car park (Information Centre and Toilets) on the left of the A170 Thirsk to Helmsley road. NGR SE516831.|
|North York Moors||Topping Day Out. Moderate to strenuous field and hill walk to Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping. One very steep ascent, spectacular views including distant seascape. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet at Great Ayton Railway Station. NGR NZ574108.|
|Ribble Valley||Barrow Brook. Relatively easy field and lanes walk over Clerk Hill to Deer Park Wood, Wiswell, Pendle Trout Fishery, Barrow, Calderstones and Whalley. Discover the unknown river of Barrow Brook. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Spring Wood car park near Whalley. Turn into picnic site at A671 traffic lights. NGR SD741361, nearby SatNav post code BB7 9DN.|
|Ribble Valley||Forage in the Forest. Moderate all day forest and riverside walk through Gisburn Forest to Bottom Beck, Dob Dale Beck and Whelp Stone Crag. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Cocklet Hill car park off B6478 3 miles beyond Slaidburn. Turn left at minor cross roads and car park is on right after 1/2 mile. NGR SD745550.|
|Ribble Valley||Hodder Around. Moderate field and quiet lanes walk in the Hodder Valley to Beatrix, Oxenhurst Clough, Parrock Head, Newton and Knowlmere. Delightful scenery - mini Scotland, none of yer usual Lickhurst-Leagram farm bogs. 8.5 miles, pub call en-route or afterwards, the Parkers Arms at Newton.||Meet on Dunsop Bridge free car park with toilets. NGR SD661501, nearby SatNav post code BB7 3BB.|
|Ribble Valley||Hodder Highs and Lows. Moderate fields and woodland tracks walk to an unfrequented stretch of the River Hodder. A haven for wild life including the little known Piece Moor Reserve and a stunning summit viewpoint as a finale. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards, possibly the Red Pump at Bashall Eaves.||Meet on gravel layby opposite old quarries at top of the hill on road from Cow Ark to Whitewell. This is off the B6243 near Clitheroe, through Bashall Eaves and past Browsholme Hall. NGR SD668466, (N53°54'53W2°30'21), nearby SatNav post code BB7 3DF|
|Ribble Valley||In Roman Footsteps. Easy flat field, woodland and quiet lanes walk to Hothersall, Buckley Wood, Strydd Wood and Duddel Wood. Also passing the Roman Museum and Bath House. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Ribchester P&D car park next to tea shop. NGR SD649352.|
|Ribble Valley||In Search of the Treacle Mines. Moderate to strenuous field and hill walk in the Vale of Sabden to Churn Clough, Apronfull Hill, Nick of Pendle and Wisle Moor with an optional short and easy extension to the quarry viewpoint. However, early in the walk the 500 feet ascent of Spence Moor is quite steep and slippy. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Sabden P&D car park with toilets. NGR SD779374, nearby SatNav post code BB7 9EW.|
|Ribble Valley||Long and Loud. Moderate field, hill, forest and country roads walk over Longridge Fell via Spire Hill and Jeffrey Hill. Returning along the River Loud to its confluence with the Hodder and thence via Walker Fold. 11 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Kemple End car park in Birdy Brow. B6246 Mitton Road from Whalley past Mitton Hall, Aspinall Arms and Three Fishes, turn right at T junction and keep left at all next four junctions over Higher Hodder Bridge. Parking is at viewpoint and in forest entrance just beyond. NGR SD688405.|
|Ribble Valley||Middle of the Ribble. Relatively Easy field and lanes walk to Cow Bridge and Rathmell. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (either the Plough at Wigglesworth or Buck at Paythorne).||Meet in front of the Plough Inn Wigglesworth. A682 from Gisburn to Long Preston turning left when signed Wigglesworth or cut through Paythorne. NGR SD810569.|
|Ribble Valley||Ribble Sentinel. Moderate field, woodland and lanes walk up to the Top of Ramsgreave, along to Mellor and down to Osbaldeston. Visiting the strategic height of Mellor Knoll, location of the nuclear bunker and viewpoint where Romans watched over Ribchester. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside near Salesbury Church on junction of Ribchester Road and Lovely Hall Lane. B6245 from A666 at Wilpshire or from A59 at Copster Green. NGR SD681329.|
|Ribble Valley||Romp to Rathmell
Moderate field, quiet lanes and hill walk along the Ribble Way to Rathmell, Birchshow Rocks and Giggleswick. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Settle P&D car park off Kirkgate (in town centre near the theatre). A65 from Skipton or A682 from Gisburn through Long Preston. Turn into Settle at roundabout and just before town square turn left where signed to supermarket. Car park is on left before railway bridge. NGR SD818636.|
|Ribble Valley||Stocks Round.
Relatively Easy field tracks walk around Stocks Reservoir via St Mary's Church, Stocks Dam, Millennium Woodland and the infant River Hodder. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on School Lane car park at Stocks wildlife sanctuary and picnic area. B6478 from Slaidburn towards Long Preston for 3 miles turning left at cross-roads into minor road through forest for 2 miles. Go past Cocklet Hill car park and over causeway turning left into car park at sharp right hand corner. NGR SD732865.|
|Ribble Valley||Three Bridges. Relatively easy field, riverside and lanes walk to the Brungerley Sculpture Trail and Waddow Hall. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Edisford Bridge P&D car park near Clitheroe. B6243 from the castle to leisure centre. NGR SD72841414, nearby SatNav post code BB7 3LA.|
|Ribble Valley||Tolkien Trail 1. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk to Bailey Hall Wood, Clough Bank Wood, the Ribble Way past Hacking Ferry, Winckley and Stonyhurst. Classic Ribble Valley stuff. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hurst Green Memorial Hall honesty box car park next to the Bayley Arms in Avenue Road. Turn off the B6243 between Longridge and Clitheroe into village centre. NGR SD684382, nearby SatNav post code BB7 9QB|
|Ribble Valley||Typical Jimmy Special. Easy to moderate field, lanes and riverside walk to Downham, Swanside Beck, Sawley Abbey and Grindleton. 8 miles, free tea shop en-route.||Meet on roadside near Chatburn church with steeple. Turn left off A59 at Worston following signs for Chatburn. Turn right and continue past the Brown Cow pub. NGR SD770442, spot on SatNav post code BB7 4BE.|
|Ribble Valley||Twixt Ribble and Hodder. Relatively easy field, riverside and lanes walk between the two mighty rivers of Ribble and Hodder. From Higher Hodder Bridge to Lower Hodder Bridge through the spectacular wooded valley to Great Mitton and back along the Ribble Way. 7.75 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader Roy.||Meet on Edisford Bridge P&D car park near Clitheroe. B6243 from the castle to leisure centre. NGR SD72841414, nearby SatNav post code BB7 3LA.|
|Saddleworth||Donkey and Saddle. Moderate hill, field, dismantled railway, towpath and country lanes walk down to Delph and the Tame Water then along the Delph Donkey trail for lunch at Uppermill picnic site. Returning along the Huddersfield canal and over Wharmton Hill and Doctor Lane. Optional 1.5 mile fair weather extension/diversion to Strinedale Reservoirs. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Bishop's Park car park at Grains Bar near Oldham. M62 Junction 21 turning right on A663 through Newhey and after 1.5 miles turn left up Buckstones Road (B6197). Straight on at Grains Bar Cross Roads, still B6197 but fork immediate right into Ship Lane and car park is on right. NGR SD966082.|
|Saddleworth||Heart of Saddleworth. Moderate hill and country lanes walk to the Diggle Portal of the Standedge Canal Tunnel, Pots and Pans Obelisk and Alderman's Hill. Then a steep descent to Dovestones Reservoir to pick up the Oldham Way terraced track over to Mossley before returning along the canal towpath through Uppermill. 10 miles, Pub call afterwards.||Meet on Wool Road canalside car park on left of A670 just after countryside centre and roundabout with A6052 and 1 mile beyond Uppermill. NGR SD995065.|
|Saddleworth||New Hill Old Way. Moderate hill, field, lanes and woodland walk on part of the Oldham Way to Jubilee Nature Reserve, Newhey Hill, Moy Hill and Ogden Reservoir. Extensive views. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Ogden Reservoir free car park. M62 Junction 21 onto A640 through Newhey. Turn left at sign for Saddleworth and in one mile fork left into works and reservoir road. NGR SD952122.|
|Saddleworth||Ogden to Crompton. Moderate hill, field and green lanes walk around Ogden and Kitcliffe reservoirs and over Ogden Edge to Crompton Moor and Brushes Clough. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Ogden reservoir car park near Newhey. M60 junction 21 onto A640 through 3 roundabouts with complicated lanes! (Ignore signs to Rochdale). In Newhey turn left up Huddersfield Road and in 1 mile at left bend turn left into apparent works entrance. Keep right past works along main lane. NGR SD952122.|
|Saddleworth||Over the Tunnel. The longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the Britain.
Moderate afternoon gritstone tracks walk to the Dinner Stone, Pule Hill, Marsden and Tunnel End taking the Pennine Way over Close Moss and the P.H. Road back enjoying wonderful views over the Saddleworth and Colne Valleys. 8 miles with two climbs, (one short and steep the other long and gradual). Pub call en-route with real ales.
|Meet on Haigh Gutter lay-by where Pennine Way crosses on the right of the A640 Huddersfield Road 2 miles out of Denshaw. M62 Junction 21, right at roundabout, left in Newhey and straight on at Denshaw crossroad. NGR SE002123.|
|Saddleworth||Saddle Worth. Moderate field, lanes and towpath walk around Northern Saddleworth to Dobcross, Delph, Royal Oak Heights, Castleshaw Reservoirs and Diggle. A sheer cornucopia of quaint corners including a Roman fort, a gaunt ruined pub and the portal to the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in Britain. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Wool Road canalside car park on left of A670 just after countryside centre and roundabout with A6052 and 1 mile beyond Uppermill. NGR SD995065.|
|Saddleworth||Tameside Tour. Moderate all day canal towpath, urban trails and country lanes walk to Mossley Bottoms, Scout Tunnel and Stalybridge, returning over Luzley Hill. 8 miles, optional pub call en-route on the railway station! Experience the darkness of walking through the 180 metres long canal tunnel! Then the bright airy hill tops with far reaching views over Manchester to Jodrell Bank and Wales.||Meet on Mossley Market Square car park just off A670 Mossley Road from Ashton-Under-Lyne to Uppermill turning right once in the one way system. NGR SD971023.|
|Saddleworth||Waters between Hyde and Denton.
Moderate riverside, quiet lanes and canal towpath walk through Haughton Vale nature reserve. A quite and surprisingly green corridor between two conurbations. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Jet Amber Fields picnic site car park at the end of Dunkirk Lane. M67 Junction 3 turning left for Dukinfield. Turn right at Mitsubishi Motors and then first left after Orient House. This is the A627. After one kilometre look for the thatched Newton Hall then turn left into Dunkirk Lane. This becomes a leafy rough track leading over a canal bridge. Turn right and take right fork into car park. NGR SJ939961 (N53°27'41 W2°05'34), SatNav post code SK14 4QF.|
|South Pennines||A Railway Children Walk
Moderate hill, field and lanes walk in the fascinating Worth Valley to Holden Park, Cackleshaw, Damens, Hermit Hole, Barcroft, Brow Moor and Oxenhope. Explore the rock grottoes and catacombes of Isaac Holden's amazing folly and step back in time as the steam trains whistle and puff through the valley. 9 miles, pub call afterwards, The Grouse Inn at Hare Hill.
|Meet on Penistone Hill Country Park, quarry car park near Stanbury. M65 to end and through Colne on A6068 turning right at Laneshaw Bridge (Emmott Arms pub). Follow signs towards Haworth but just through Stanbury village turn right across reservoir dam. Up and over brow of hill and car park entrance is on left. NGR SD021363.|
|South Pennines||Beating Blacko Tower. Moderate hill, field and towpath walk beating the bounds of Blacko. A short stretch on the canal then over Blacko Hill to Admergill. Returning via Brown Hill and Roughlee. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Pendle Heritage P&D car park in Barrowford. M65 Junction 13 for A682 through Barrowford. At old toll booth turn tight over bridge and left into car park. NGR SD863398.|
|South Pennines||Beating Bonny Barlic. Moderate field, quiet lanes and canal towpath walk Beating the Bounds of Barnoldswick. 9 miles, pub call near end, the Anchor at Salterforth.||Meet at Letcliff Country Park on the B6251 at Barnoldswick. Turn off A56 at Foulridge, or Salterforth or Barnoldswick. This is the back road to Barnoldswick which has several names along its length but becomes Manchester Road at the entrance to the country park. NGR SD878458.|
|South Pennines||Bold Boulsworth. Moderate all day field and peaty moor paths walk up Boulsworth Hill via Wycoller and Trawden. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Wycoller village car park on the right of the lane just before village starts. End of M65 and through Colne along A6068, signed Wycoller Country park from last roundabout. NGR SD927395.|
|South Pennines||Bonnie Lad Law of Boulsworth. Moderate field and hill walk around the Trawden Forest visiting the picturesque old bridge over Trawden Brook, Lumb Falls, Gilford Clough, Boulsworth Hill with its panoramic summit of Lad Law and the quaint village of Wycoller. 8 miles but with optional short extension to Foster's Leap and the Atom Panopticon. Tea shop and ice creams near end.||Meet on Wycoller free car park. M65 to end and through Colne on A6068. On roundabout after the Morris Dancers pub take B6520 off to the right signed Trawden and Wycoller. Follow brown signs to country park or cut up the steep winding road through Winewall. At village no entry signs car park is on left. NGR SD926395.|
|South Pennines||Bronte New Ground.
Moderate field and stony tracks walk via Leeshaw, Stones Edge and Leeming Reservoir to Oxenhope seeing a new angle on the Worth Valley. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Tom Stell's Seat free car park right at the southern corner of Penistone Hill country park. M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 Keighley Road. Turn right at Laneshaw Bridge onto fell road past Watersheddles Reservoir. Always keep right passing Ponden Reservoir. Just after Stanbury Village turn right over Lower Laithe Dam. Down and up opposite hill, car park soon on left. In wintery weather keep to main roads via Keighley. NGR SE019362 (N53°49'17 W1°58'24), SatNav post code BD22 9RH.|
|South Pennines||Bronte Top Spots. Moderate all day hill and field walk on sandy gritstone paths and flagged paths to Penistone Hill, Harbour Hole, Dick Delf Hill, Top Withins and Bronte Falls with stunning 360 degree panoramas. 9 miles, tea shop at end.||Meet on Ponden Mill car park 2 miles west of Haworth on the road from Colne. Turn off A6068 at Laneshaw Bridge for 5 miles passing Watersheddles Reservoir and Ponden Reservoir. Turn right into mill grounds but do not use first car park, proceed down side of mill to spare land at the back. NGR SD999372.|
|South Pennines||Calderdale Lake District. Moderate all day reservoir and moorland paths walk around Widdop and Gorple Reservoirs via Raistrick Greave, Reaps Edge, Standing Stone Hill and Cludders Slack. 8.5 miles, with two short trackless sections. Pub call afterwards, The Pack Horse.||Meet on Widdop Reservoir car park next to dam. NGR SD937328.|
|South Pennines||Cliviger Clog. Moderate to strenuous hill and lanes walk to Thieveley Pike, Heald Top, Flower Scar Road, Portsmouth and Black Scout. 8.25 miles, pub call afterwards (The Ram).||Meet on Cliviger lay-by on the A646 2.5 miles from junction with A671. NGR SD880280 (N53°44'51W2°11'00), near by SatNav post code BB10 4SU.|
|South Pennines||Colne with a View.
Moderate riverside, field and parkland walk via Hill Top and Church Clough to Marsden Park. Returning over Castercliff and along Colne Water. Pleasant views all round. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Ball Grove Picnic Site free car park at Winewall. M65 to end and through Colne to last roundabout. From Keighley Road A6068 turn right at brown sign onto B6250 towards Trawden. At Lee Garden chinese take-away turn left into Winewall Road and left into car park. NGR SD908401 (N53°51'25 W2°08'27), SatNav post code BB8 8DE.|
|South Pennines||Cludders. Moderate stony tracks and reservoir walk to The Cludders Stones, Widdop Reservoir and Gorple Lower Reservoir. Pleasing views and fascinating rock formations. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Clough Foot car park. M65 junction 12 turning right into Brierfield town centre. Turn left at lights up Halifax Road. Straight through first cross roads turning right at T junction. Turn left at Haggate cross roads (Sun Inn). In just over 2 miles turn right for Heptonstall & Hebden Bridge and its about 4 miles on the single track fell road to parking on the left soon after passing Widdop Reservoir dam. NGR SD947323 (N53°47'14 W2°04'54), SatNav post code HX7 7AU.|
|South Pennines||Cowm and Cowclough. Moderate reservoir side and stone tramroads walk around Cowm Reservoir and Spring Mill Reservoir passing the scenic location of the Cowclough hamlet ruins and through Fern Isle Clough. 7 miles, pub call afterwards. Anyone exploring this walk themselves are ernestly urged to avoid the pathless tussocky boggy wilderness of Walstead Clough and the extensive re-opened Britannia Quarries which have destroyed the right of way east of Jackson's Moor!||Meet on Cowm Reservoir lower car park. Turn off A671 in the centre of Whitworth into Tong Lane and keep straight on at crossroads veering right up Tong End then forking left at last house into water board road past woodland burial ground. Car park is shortly on left before waterworks "no entry". NGR SD882182. (Note the higher car park on the dam is for sailing club and cafe customers).|
|South Pennines||Doddle to Horrodiddle.
Relatively Easy field tracks and woodland walk up Crimsworth Dean via the Old Road to Grain Water Bridge. Then around Shackleton Knoll to Horodiddle and Walshaw before following the river (Hebden Water) down through Hardcastle Crags. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Hardcastle Crags NT P&D car park near Hebden Bridge. Follow brown signs on A6033 towards Haworth forking left into narrow lane at Midgehole. Park in upper car park. (Diversion in Hebden Bridge as main street is now pedestrianised). NGR SD988292.|
|South Pennines||Flat Way Up Valley. Easy all day canal tow-path walk from Gannow to Barrowford entirely on the canal side passing Burnley Weavers Triangle, The Straight Mile, Queens Park, Barden Mill, Tunstill Mill, Boundary Mill and Barrowford Locks and Reservoir. 9 miles linear, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Barrowford Heritage Centre car park to arrange shuttle to start of walk. M65 Junction 13 onto A682 (Kendal) through Barrowford turning right at toll house onto B6247. NGR SD863397.|
|South Pennines||Foe, Waugh and Cowpe. Moderate all day fell walk to Whinberry Naze, Cowpe Lowe, Foe Edge (historic ruin), Waugh's Well (renowned landmark), Top of Leach (1555 feet ASL) and Brandwood Moor. 8 miles, pub call en-route (the Buck Inn at Cowpe village).||Meet at Cowpe Road picnic site in Waterfoot, Rossendale. Turn right off A681 between Rawtenstall and Bacup just after traffic light junction with B6238. Fork right up cobbled lane opposite post box. NGR SD834215.|
|South Pennines||Goose to Grouse.
Moderate moorland walk up Newsholme Dean to Keighley Moor Reservoir. Vast grouse moors with views over the Upper Worth Valley and across to Ilkley Moor. 7.3 miles, pub call afterwards (The Turkey Inn at Goose Eye).
|Meet on Hare Hill Edge car park on the Oakworth road from Laneshaw Bridge (A6068 beyond Colne). NGR SE007382.|
|South Pennines||Hebden Dale Roller
Moderate field and woodland walk to Hardcastle Crags, Crimsworth Dean, Wadsworth War Memorial, Pecket Well Clough and Heptonstall. Grand views with three down and three ups!! 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The New Delight at Colden).
|Meet on Clough Hole Bridge NT car park (£4.00 P&D). This is on the narrow road from Burnley over Widdop to Hebden Bridge 1 mile from its end at Slack where it joins the Long Causeway Road from Cliviger. NGR SD969298.|
|South Pennines||Hebden Highs and Lows. Moderate all day lanes and woodlands walk through Hardcastle Crags to Blake Dean, Black Dean and Crimsworth Dean touching four Hebden rivers. Depending on the weather we might get the last of the Autumn Tints. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hardcastle Crags National Trust car park signed off the Haworth Road out of Hebden Bridge. NGR SD988292.|
|South Pennines||The Hewenden Alps.
Moderate field, woodlands and quiet roads walk taking in the majestic Hewenden viaduct and two reservoirs. Returning along the hill top high road via the beautiful Goitstock Woods. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The George).
|Meet on Cullingworth village hall car park (honesty box). M65 to end and through Colne onto A6068 and A629T to Keighley. At second major roundabout turn right into Keighley town centre on A6035. Just after railway station fork left into Coney Lane which becomes Park Lane climbing steeply. Turn right at small sign for Cullingworth into Glen Lee Lane. At T junction with Halifax Road turn right up hill and right again at cenotaph into Church lane. Car park opposite church with spire. NGR SE067368 (N53°45'40 W1°53'56), SatNav post code BD13 5HE.|
|South Pennines||Lets Face It to Wardle. Moderate hill and byeways walk over Brown Wardle Hill to Watergrove Reservoir (lunch stop), for views over Littleborough, Hollingworth lake and Rochdale. Then through Wardle village and around Rushy Hill. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Edward Street, at Facit, Whitworth. A671 Bacup to Rochdale Road, turn at large red brick mill signed to Cemetery. NGR SD889189.|
|South Pennines||Little Wonder. Easy towpath, country park and lakeside walk around Hollingworth Lake. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in front of the Wheatsheaf (circular fronted building) opposite Littleborough railway station. Parking in side streets off Peel Street. NGR SD937163, nearby SatNav post code OL15 8AB.|
|South Pennines||Noah and Egypt. Moderate, field, quiet lanes and ferny dells walk into Noah Dale to Egypt and beyond! Includes a seldom seen higher section of Hardcastle Crags. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Popples Common at Slack near Heptonstall, parking on roadside. Turn left off A646 at traffic lights just before Hebden Bridge. A mile up the hill then a mile along the top. NGR SD976287. Alternatively, this walk can be done from Blake Dean car park near the Pack Horse pub on the back road over Widdop. NGR SD957315.|
|South Pennines||Noyna Foul. Moderate field and hill walk around Foulridge Reservoirs to Noyna Hill and Kelbrook Moor. Grandstand views to Yorkshire Dales and over four lakes to Pendle. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside in Red Lane Colne adjacent to Langroyd Hall. M65 to end and along Viviary Way dual carriageway through Colne. Turn left at lights into Langroyd Road signed to Skipton and left at next roundabout. NGR SD887412.|
|South Pennines||Padiham Greenway. Easy dismantled railway, towpath, parkland, fields and riverside walk along the Padiham Greenway to Memorial Park, The Dan Air Crash Memorial, Gawthorpe Hall, Sweet Clough, Habergham Clough and the historic Altham Corn Mill and Church. 9 miles, pub call afterwards, the Walton Arms at Altham.||Meet on roadside in Simonstone Lane off A678 parking alongside factory fencing. M65 Junction 8 onto A6068 signed towards Clitheroe. At first lights go left past Time Technology Park and then right into Simonstone Lane facing Fort Vale. NGR SD775333, (N53°47'45W2°20'33), nearby SatNav post code BB12 7TG.|
|South Pennines||Panopticon Pipes. Moderate all day gravel hill tracks walk to Compston Cross, Dunnockshaw Eco Trail and the Singing Ringing Tree panopticon on Crown Point. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Clowbridge Reservoir car park on the A682 from Rawtenstall to Burnley. Turn into water authority road at south end of reservoir opposite Bei Jing restaurant. NGR SD823280.|
|South Pennines||Pendle Forest. Moderate hill, field and woodland walk through Goldshaw Booth and Old Laund Booth to Cock Clough Wood, Barley and Roughlee. Returning along the ridge to Rigg of England with fine views of Pendle Hill. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Four Alls).||Meet on cul-de-sac formed by the old road at eastern end of Higham village off the A6068 Higham Bypass. NGR SD813367.|
|South Pennines||Pendle Sculpture Trail. Moderate hill, lanes and forest tracks walk through Aitken Wood to White Hough, Thorney Holme and Barley Bank. Discover 10 new pieces of art work hiding amongst the trees including the Witchfinder. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Barley £1 honesty box car park. A6068 from M65 Junction 8 past Higham to Fence. Turn left following brown signs to Barley Picnic Site. NGR SD823403, (N53°51'32"W2°16'13"), spot on SatNav post code BB12 6JX.|
|South Pennines||Pendle Views
Moderate hill and field tracks walk over Stang Top and Wheathead Height returning via Firber ruin and Black Moss. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Barley £1 honesty box car park. Follow signs to Barley off A6068 at Fence village or up Carr Hall Road leading to Sandyhall Lane. NGR SD823403.|
|South Pennines||Scout Moor Wind Farm. Moderate hill and field walk over Knowl Hill, Higher Hill, Hail Storm Hill and Whittle Pike getting up close and personal with the mammoth new turbines. Returning via Paradise, Lumb Bridge Falls and Ashworth Moor Reservoir. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Owd Betts lay by opposite the pub. 3 miles along A680 Edenfield (M66 Junction with A56) to Rochdale Road. NGR SD830160.|
|South Pennines||The Gorple Road to Widdop. Moderate reservoir and moor tracks walk to Widdop and Swinden reservoirs. 9 miles pub call afterwards.||Meet on Hurstwood car park near Worsthorne, Burnley. Take minor road east out of Burnley past Turf Moor football ground. At mini roundabout turn left through Worsthorne and keep right out of other end of village. Then left into cul-de-sac to Hurstwood. Park in rough road at the end. NGR SD882312, (N53°46'39"W2°10'47"), nearby SatNav post code BB10 3LF|
|South Pennines||The Rain Watcher. Moderate field and moor tracks walk up Habergham Clough to Nutshaw and Hameldon Hill (site of the Met Office's rainfall radar station). Alternative route around or over Great Hameldon. Returning via the Scouts and Hapton. 9 miles, pub call afterwards. The Griffin's Head at Huncoat.||Meet along roadside at end of Billington Road off A646 Rossendale Road. M65 Junction 9 joining A679 towards Burnley. Turn right at Rose Grove traffic lights, pass cemetery entrance and take next right into Billington Road. NGR SD813314 (N53°46'45 W2°17'03), SatNav post code BB11 5UB.|
|South Pennines||Thornton, Barlic and Salterforth. Moderate field, lane and canal towpath walk through Thornton-in-Craven, Barnoldswick and Salterforth. 9½ miles, pub call en-route (The Anchor Inn at Salterforth).||Meet on Punch Bowl lay-by just outside Earby on the right of the A56 going towards Skipton. NGR SD905475.|
|South Pennines||Up Hill and Down Dale. Moderate field and hill walk via Beck Foot, Surgill and Lothersdale Fold to Pinhaw Beacon (1273ft). Returning along the Pennine Way through Lothersdale. 9 miles, pub call en-route or afterwards.||Meet on small lay-by in Nan Scar at Ickornshaw. A6068 from Colne through Laneshaw Bridge and one mile after passing the forest on right and after long right hand bend, look for a concealed turning on the left signed Ickornshaw. NGR SD963429.|
|South Pennines||Wanless Reflections.
Moderate field, parkland, stony tracks and canal towpath walk to Foulridge Lower Reservoir, Cocker Hill and Slipper Hill Reservoir. Returning along Wanless Water. 5 miles, pub call afterwards (Langroyd Hall).
|Meet on roadside at Colne Edge where road narrows. M65 to end and through Colne on A6068. Turn left at traffic lights up Langroyd Road towards Skipton and left at roundabout onto Red Lane and its ½ mile to end of houses. NGR SD881405 (N53°52'03 W2°10'47), SatNav post code BB8 7JR.|
|South Pennines||Waters of Roch. Moderate riverside, woodland and cloughs walk through Queens Park to Crimble, Naden Brook, Cheesden Brook and Birtle. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Queens Park free car park near span bridge on Queens Park Road, Heywood. Between B6222 and A58. NGR SD857117 (N53°36'05 W2°13'02), SatNav post code OL10 4UY.|
|South Pennines||Wending Over Weets. Moderate field tracks, byways and canal towpath walk over Weets Hill passing Malkin Tower the legendary home of the witches. Terrific views on a clear day. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Red Lane in Colne where there are no houses on the left. M65 to end and along A6068 Vivary Way and North Valley Road through centre of Colne. Turn left up Langroyd Road to roundabout at Langroyd Hall Crown Carvery. Turn left here into Red Lane and straight across mini roundabout past school. NGR SD886412, (N53°52'01W2°10'32), accurate SatNav post code BB8 7JR.|
|South Pennines||Whirl Highway - Whirl Law. Moderate fields, clough and fell tracks walk to Wittonstall Clough, Shore and Whirlaw Common. 7 miles, pub call afterwards, JD Wetherspoon White Hart, Ridge Road, Todmorden.||Meet on roadside at Lydgate 1 mile out of Todmorden on the A646 Burnley Road. Park on spare land off Brewery Street beside furniture saleroom. NGR SD921256, (N53°43'36W2°07'15), accurate SatNav post code OL14 8HQ.|
|West Lancashire||A Walk With an End. Relatively Easy promenade, field tracks and lanes walk to Knott End-on-Sea and Preesall Hill. Great views of two estuaries and across the bay to Cumbria. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Preesall Park Sports Centre car park on the B5270, Sandy Lane. Half way between Preesall and Knott End. NGR SD362481 (N53°55'32 W2°58'23), SatNav post code FY6 0JU.|
|West Lancashire||Another Place by Antony Gormley. Easy afternoon stroll around the foreshore to experience the iron men sculptures (100 figures standing gauntly sentinel on the beach and submerged at each tide!).||Meet on Crosby Marine Park car park with toilets. M58 to end and straight on past Switch Island following signs to "All Docks". Turn right at docks onto A565 signed Crosby and Southport and passing Freeport. Turn left past Waterloo Railway Station into South Road and go straight down to promenade. NGR SJ318977.|
|West Lancashire||Delphing around Worsley
Easy woodland, country park and towpath walk to Worsley Woods, Worsley Old Hall, Bridgewater Marina and Bridgewater Canal. This is where the canal age began, meet history and see the intriguing orange water! 6 miles, optional pub call en-route and afterwards.
|Meet on Worsley Court House
P&D car park. M60 Junction 13 and second exit on roundabout signed to
Eccles. Car park is immediately on the right. NGR SD747004.
|West Lancashire||Dunes and Squirrells.
Moderate forest tracks, dunelands and shore walk to Ainsdale Nature Reserve, Freshfield and Formby Point. 8 miles, pub stop afterwards.
|Meet on Larkhill Lane near junction with Dunes Drive and Blundell Avenue in Formby. Passing Formby railway station turn right into Woodlands Road then left onto Wickens Lane and right onto Larkhill Lane. Or, passing Freshfield railway station continue down Victoria Road turning left into Larkhill Lane then keep going until trees end. NGR SD 283078 (N53°33'38 W3°05'05), SatNav post code L37 1LU.|
|West Lancashire||Formal and Informal. Easy country park paths, canal towpath and woodland trails walk from the formal gardens of Haigh Hall to the informal Local Nature Reserve of Borsdane Woods. Pleasing woodland, wildlife ponds and retreats. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Aspull Common Civic Centre car park on Woods Road. M61 Junction 6 onto A6, turning either way to find signs for Aspull via B5238 or B5239. Where these two roads meet pick up Wigan Road (continuation of B5238) and Woods Road is just on the left. NGR SD612078.|
|West Lancashire||Merseyside Alp. Moderate field and woodland afternoon walk over Billinge Hill. The highest point in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens and also the highest point of Merseyside so the all round views are magnificent. 4.75 miles, pub call afterwards. A longer version of this walk takes in the air shafts to Upholland station and Chair Wood, 7.5 miles.||Meet on Orrell Water Park free car park in Lodge Road. M6 Junction 26 keeping left up to A577 T junction. Turn left into Orrell and left again at the Stag Inn onto B5206. Proceed over motorway, straight on at mini roundabout and left at next lights (Church Street). Just after railway station fork right into Lodge Road and car park entrance is on left. NGR SD531037, nearby SatNav post code WN5 7AT.|
|West Lancashire||On The Fringe. Moderate hill, field, lanes and canal towpath walk past Cuerdale Hall and up the River Lostock to Lower Kem Mill (historic ruins), Whittle Hills blue lagoon, Top Lock, Denham Quarry and Hough Hill. A surprisingly rewarding rural walk being so near urbanisation and the motorway but with several water features, a long tunnel and striking views. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Wigan Road P&D car park in Cuerdale Country Park. M6 Junction 29 onto A6 towards Preston then left at lights onto A49 towards Euxton. After going under motorway bridge car park is on left. NGR SD561246.|
|West Lancashire||Rufford and Mere Sands.
Relatively Easy riverside, towpath, field tracks, nature reserve tracks and lanes walk to Rufford and Mere Sands Nature Reserve. 8 miles with optional extra mile around the nature reserve, pub call afterwards.
|Meet in Sollom just off the A59 Liverpool Road. NGR SD445187 (N53°39'44 W2°49'33), SatNav post code PR4 6HR.|
|West Lancashire||The Elusive Beacon. Moderate field, woodland, quiet roads and towpath walk through the Douglas Valley to Gathurst. Then up through Dean Wood gradually climbing to Beacon Country Park. All this time approaching the Beacon you do not see it (mainly because of trees) then suddenly its there within 100 yards! Great views over Liverpool Bay. 8.5 miles, numerous opportunities for pub calls en-route and afterwards.||Meet on roadside at Appley Bridge near canal. M6 Junction 27 onto A5209 towards Parbold but turning left at Dangerous Corner. NGR SD523092, SatNav post code WN6 9AR.|
|West Lancashire||The Greatest Ever Bird Watch for Beginners. Easy soft surface country park paths and canal towpath walk around Pennington Flash. Pleasing woodland, wildlife ponds and retreats and attractice open water. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on first free car park on the left inside the park. Turn off the A580 East Lancashire Road at brown signs onto A579 towards Leigh. Turn left at first major junction onto A572 and then right opposite fire station and Robin Hood pub into park entrance. Free car park immediately on left. Do not go down drive to main car park which is P&D £1.20. NGR SJ643989. SatNav post code WN7 3PA.|
|West Lancashire||The Irwell Triangle. Easy flat dismantled railway, towpath and quiet roads walk to Ringley, Moses Gate and Nob End via the old railway and canal network. Surprising greenery and water stretches sprinkled with industrial relics. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Radcliffe town centre free car park opposite Asda store. NGR SD784069.|
|West Lancashire||Wigan Waters. Flat and easy field, nature trails and canalside walk through Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve. A multi-lakes complex alongside the canal. 8 miles, pub call options en-route.||Meet on Three Sisters car park near Ashton-in-Makerfield. M6 Junction 24 turning left onto A58 thro Ashton town centre. Continue on A58 forking left at brown sign for Three Sisters into Bryn Road South leading onto Bryn Road. Turn right at brown sign into Lockett Road and then left into Three Sisters Road. Thro gates and turn right. There are several parking areas but meet at the one with toilets and boating lake. NGR SD582011.|
|West Lancashire||Wigan Weave. Easy all day canal tow-path and dismantled railway walk from Worthington Lakes to Wigan Locks. Passing two golf courses and two nice pubs along the way for optional warm weather drink stops. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Worthington Lakes car park off the A5106 Chorley Road near Standish. One mile from town centre down Rectory Lane and turn left at Worthington Park estate. NGR SD580105.|
|West Lancashire||Wrea Romp. Moderate field and lanes walk around Wrea Green, Ribby Hall, Bryning and Eastham Hall. Pub call afterwards (The Grapes).||Meet on Moss Side Lane, roadside parking. This is the south side of the village green, opposite corner to church. M55 Junction 3 onto A585 past Kirkham. and straight on thro roundabouts onto B5259. NGR SD397313 (N53°46'30W2°54'59), accurate SatNav post code PR4 2PE.|
|West Lancashire||Yomp up the Yarrow. Moderate field tracks, woodland and riverside walk through Yarrow Valley Country Park to Drybones. Surprisingly pleasant, particularly the Big Lodge. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on skateboard car park in Southport Road (B5252) between Euxton and Astley Village, Chorley. NGR SD563183, (N53°39'35W2°39'42), accurate SatNav post code PR7 6DD.|
|West Pennine Moors||All Jumbled Up. Moderate field, woodland, hill and reservoir side walk through the back gardens of Edgworth and Turton and around Jumbles Reservoir. Then through the grounds of Turton Tower up onto Cheetham Close Hill and returning around Wayoh Reservoir. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside near Barlow Institute on Bolton Road, Edgworth. Bolton Road starts at the cross roads in the centre of Edgworth. NGR SD741165.|
|West Pennine Moors||Amazing Naze. Moderate hill, field and ancient byeways walk over Grey Stone Hill to The Naze (lunch stop) a commanding grandstand overlooking Broadhead Clough and Wayoh Reservoir. Returning via Whittlestone Head, Grimehills and Scotland. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in front of the conical tram waiting room in the centre of Hoddlesden village, parking along roadside and side streets. M65 Junction 5 (Guide) towards Blackburn turning left at roundabout on B6231. Turn left onto Roman Road at Blackamoor lights and 2.5 miles before left turn down into Hoddlesden. NGR SD176222.|
|West Pennine Moors||Amble Around Altham.
Moderate field, woodland, riverside and canal towpath walk to Cock Bridge, Read Hall, the River Calder, Shuttleworth Hall and Altham Clough Wood. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The Game Cock).
|Meet on roadside in Harwood Lane at Harwood Bar. This is the village green type triangle at the junction of the A680 and the B6535 in Great Harwood. NGR SD744329 (N53°47'32 W2°23'23), SatNav post code BB6 7TE.|
|West Pennine Moors||Anglezarke Moor. Moderate all day hill tracks and reservoir paths walk over Great Hill, Redmonds Edge and Spitlers Edge to Hempshaws and Lead Mines Clough. Returning via the woodland trails of Anglezarke. 10 miles, Pub call afterwards.||Meet at White Coppice cricket ground parking along rough road leading to it. M61 Junction 8 onto A674 Blackburn Road for 1 mile. Just after Red Cat Inn turn right into Chapel Lane and follow signs to White Coppice until tarmac runs out. NGR SD620190.|
|West Pennine Moors||Below The Tower
Moderate field, riverside and towpath walk below Hoghton Tower to the Gorge, The War Memorial and Parish Church. Returning over farmland and along the Leeds Liverpool canal. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on the Boat Yard pub car park on the A675 just off Junction 3 of the M65. NGR SD625251.|
|West Pennine Moors||By River and Canal
Relatively easy woodland, field, and towpath walk along the River Yarrow to the edge of Adlington and back along the canal. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet at Yarrow Bridge Hotel and Travel Lodge on the A6 one mile south of Chorley. NGR SD593160.|
|West Pennine Moors||Church Kirk Meridian. Easy urban canal towpath walk through Altham, Clayton-le-Moors and Church to the half-way point marker on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. 7 miles, pub call afterwards, the Hyndburn Bridge.||Meet by roadside at Woodlands, Clayton-le-Moors. From M65 Junction 7 follow Clitheroe signs to A678 T junction. Turn right by Dunkenhalgh Hotel/Junction 7 Business Park and left at Hare and Hounds Traffic lights on A680 (Whalley Road). Over canal bridge and down hill to Sparth House Hotel, Woodlands is the little parkland on the right. NGR SD749317.|
|West Pennine Moors||Eager for Eagley. Moderate field, riverside, woodland and quaint lanes walk through Bromley Cross, Astley Bridge, Eagley, Dunscar and back over by Last Drop Village. Listen to the birdsongs as you make your way upstream by the tumbling Eagley Brook. 6½ miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Jumbles Country Park, Waterside car park off the A676 between Bradshaw and Hawkshaw. NGR SD736140, nearby SatNav post code BL2 4JP.|
|West Pennine Moors||Harwood Heights Trail
Moderate hill, field and quiet lanes walk to all the Trig Points and reservoirs above Great Harwood and Rishton. At Edge End there is a vista over Great Harwood, at Tan House there is a panorama of Blackburn, at Wilpshire Moor the Ribble Valley stretches in both directions with Pendle in pole position and at Sunny Bank the Calder Valley stretches up to Cliviger. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet in front of Memorial Park
in Great Harwood parking along roadside. From A680 Accrington to Whalley road
turn off at Harwood Bar onto B6535 Harwood Lane and Park Lane. At old church
mini roundabout turn right into Church Lane and the Park is shortly on the
left. NGR SD735330.
|West Pennine Moors||Hyndburn Waters.
Moderate nature reserve, field tracks and canal towpath walk around Oswaldtwistle, Stanhill, Rishton and Church Kirk. Grand views over the Hyndburn Valley. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Harvey Street recreation ground free car park. This runs between Union Road (B6234) and Thwaites Road off Blackburn Road; West End (A679). NGR SD 738277 (N53°44'42 W2°23'58), SatNav post code BB5 3LN.|
|West Pennine Moors||Irwell Waters.
Moderate riverside, field, woodland and lanes walk to numerous stretches of water near the River Irwell. Includes Kirklees, Summerseat, Nangreaves and Walmersley. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Burrs Country Park free car park near tall chimney. From Bury take Bolton Street and B6214 forking right into Woodhill Road. NGR SD799126 (N53°36'34 W2°18'20), SatNav post code BL8 1DA.|
|West Pennine Moors||Kirklees Waters No1. Moderate field, dismantled railway, and riverside walk along the Kirklees Way into Bury and Burrs Country Park returning along the Irwell Valley Way to Summerseat, Brooksbottoms, Holcombe Brook and Redisher Woods. 9 miles, pub at end (The Bulls Head, Greenmount).||Meet at beginning of Kirklees Trail next to the pub (The Bull's Head) in Greenmount. Turn off A676 Bolton to Ramsbottom Road onto B6215 turning left at church and pub into Brandlesholme Road. NGR SD779142.|
|West Pennine Moors||Kirklees Waters No2. Moderate hill, field and woodland walk through Redisher Woods and past the Krypton Factor Course to Greenmount and the Kirklees Valley. Simply mesmerising with old lodges! Returning via Brandlesholme and Higher Summerseat. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Woodhey Road at Holcombe Brook almost opposite to Hare and Hounds pub. NGR SD781153.|
|West Pennine Moors||Long Worth Doing. Moderate reservoir side and Pennine moors walk avoiding the tussocks wherever possible to Yarnsdale, the Fairy Battery, Belmont, Longworth Clough, Delph Reservoir and Turton Heights. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Batridge Road car park next to Entwistle Reservoir dam. Turn off Greens Arms Road (B6391) 2 miles from A666 or if coming other way 1 mile from Chapeltown. NGR SD722172.|
|West Pennine Moors||Long Worth It Again. Moderate field, woodland and quiet lanes walk from Jumbles Country Park over to Egerton and along Cox Green Lane to Dimple. Then around Delph Reservoir and into Longworth Clough Nature Reserve. Returning via Dunscar and Bromley Cross. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Chapeltown Road car park near the King William pub. B6391 past Turton Tower and turn in left at brown sign for Jumbles Country Park. NGR SD730141, nearby SatNav post code BB7 9AJ.|
|West Pennine Moors||Lower and Higher Rivington. Moderate hill and woodland walk to Lower Rivington Reservoir, The Castle, Rivington Pike, the Tower and Dean Wood nature reserve. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Rivington Great Barn car park with cafe and toilets. NGR SD629139.|
|West Pennine Moors||Musbury Heights. Moderate afternoon reservoir and hill walk around Calf Hey Reservoir to Hog Lowe Pike, Musden Head and the spectacular edge of Musbury Heights. 4.7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Calf Hey Reservoir car park near dam. Left fork off B6232 (Haslingden to Blackburn) Grane Road. NGR SD755228.|
|West Pennine Moors||New Year Yojan. Moderate afternoon urban trails and Pennine hill walk using a new section of the Huncoat Trail through Within Grove but still getting the spectactular views from Hameldon Clough and Peel Park. 6 miles, pub call afterwards (The Peel Park).||Meet at the Peel Park pub in Turkey Street Accrington. A679 Burnley Road out of Accrington turning right into Alice Street just after traffic lights for B6237 Queens Road (Penny House Lane). Along past front of Peel Park school and next left up Turkey Street. NGR SD767292.|
|West Pennine Moors||Ogden Vale Mini Horse-Shoe. Moderate hillside, field and urban trails walk from Grane Reservoirs via Helmshore to Musbury Tor and the edge of Musbury Heights. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Clough Head car park with cafe and toilets on the B6232 Grane Road near Haslingden. NGR SD752232.|
|West Pennine Moors||Roaming in the Gloaming. Moderate Pennine hills field and muddy lanes walk to the Halo Panopticon at Top of Slate, Haslingden via Cribden, Gin Clough and Goodshaw Fold. Best done November to February when days are short so that the Halo is illuminated in the dusk. 9 miles, pub call afterwards, the Griffin Inn, Hud Rake.||Meet on roadside at Hud Rake in front of Griffin Inn. Hud Rake is the road with a narrow entrance going uphill from the junction of the A680 with the A677 just north of Haslingden. NGR SD787239.|
|West Pennine Moors||Shady Walks.
Moderate afternoon field, farmland and woodland walk to Clerk Hill, Deer Park
Wood, Wiswell Moor, Shady Walks and Read Park. 7 miles, pub call
Optional shorter route of 5 miles omitting Shady Walks.
|Meet on Spring Wood car park near Whalley (toilets and information centre). A59 and A671 turning at traffic lights. NGR SD741361.|
|West Pennine Moors||The Wild West of Grane
Moderate hill and lanes walk in the Upper Grane Valley to Pickup Bank Clough. Returning via Boardman Close and the Grane Reservoirs. A short but stretching little walk with modest ups and downs and sweeping vistas. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Clough Head car park on
the B6232 Grane Road. NGR SD751231.
|West Pennine Moors||This is not just Rivington! Moderate part day hill tracks walk via Leadmines Clough and Hempshaws to Winter Hill, Two Lads and Rivington Pike with lunch under the mast! 9 miles, pub call afterwards, the Bay Horse.||Meet on Anglezarke main car park. A673 to Adlington turning into Babylon Lane. Keep right at Bay Horse Hotel over motorway then left into Nickleton Brow. Keep to right past Yew Tree Inn and over dam. Turn left into car park. NGR SD621161.|
|West Pennine Moors||Unknown Rivers. Moderate field and country lanes walk around Woodfold Park via Samlesbury Bottoms, Hoghton Bottoms and Billinge Hill. Enchanting views over the hidden valleys of the Rivers Arley and Darwen. 9 miles, Pub call afterwards.||Meet outside the Nabs Head pub (Northern Link pub night venue) off the A677 opposite Samlesbury Hall. Please park on roadside to avoid clogging pub car park. NGR SD622293.|
|West Pennine Moors||Upper Rivington. Easy slightly undulating field, lanes and woodland walk to Yarrow Reservoir, Upper Rivington Reservoir, Anglezarke Reservoir and Healey Nab. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Anglezarke main car park. A673 to Adlington turning into Babylon Lane. Keep right at Bay Horse Hotel over motorway then left into Nickleton Brow. Keep to right past Yew Tree Inn and over dam. Turn left into car park. NGR SD621161.|
|West Pennine Moors||Valley of Oaks.
Moderate field, woodland, riverside and quiet lanes walk to Samlesbury Bottoms, Roach Bridge and Coup Green. Serene views over the valley of the River Darwen which is dominated by Oak trees. 7.25 miles, pub call afterwards (The Boars Head or Royal Oak).
|Meet on roadside (A675) by the Boars Head at Hoghton. NGR SD613266 (N53°44'06 W2°35'13), SatNav post code PR5 0RX.|
|West Pennine Moors||Walshaw Waters.
Moderate field tracks and urban trails walk around Walshaw seeing at least six scenic lakes and long distance views from Manchester to the Pennines. 5.5 miles, pub stop afterwards.
|Meet on playing fields car park in Newbold Street, Elton, Bury. A58 Bury to Bolton Road forking right onto B6196 and then right turn onto B6212. NGR SD 790110 (N53°35'43 W2°19'05), SatNav post code BL8 2RR.|
|West Pennine Moors||West Pennine Waters Number One. Relatively easy all day reservoir and riverside walk around Entwistle and Wayoh delving into Yarnsdale to climb the Fairy Battery and weaving through Edgworth, Turton Bottoms and Chapeltown. 8 miles, Summer pub call en-route; The Strawbury Duck and/or pub call afterwards; The Chetham Arms in Chapeltown.||Meet on Batridge Barn (free) car park off Green Arms Road. A666 between Bolton and Darwen turning onto B6391 but be careful to distinguish between Batridge Road car park and Batridge Barn. NGR SD721172.|
|West Pennine Moors||Wheel Tonic! Moderate all day field and farm lanes walk to Heapey Reservoirs and over Healey Nab for panorama of Chorley and beyond. Returning along the canal towpath past Botany Bay and Johnson's Hillock locks. 9 miles, pub call en route.||Meet on Whins Lane lay-by on the A674 at Higher Wheelton. M65 Junction 3. Take A674 signed Chorley for 3 miles to Higher Wheelton then lay-by on right. NGR SD605220.|
|White Peak||A Look Round Lamaload
Moderate field and fell walk around Lamaload Reservoir to Cook Hill, Saltersford, Pym Chair, Cats Tor and Shining Tor (1850 ft high). 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Lamaload Reservoir car park. The B5470 runs from Whaley Bridge to Macclesfield. Come from either end but a mile north east of Rainow turn into Pike Road or Smith Lane, both lead into Ewrin Lane. Turn right into Hooleyhey Lane and the car park is on the right behind trees. NGR SJ975753.|
|White Peak||Bakewell Tart. Moderate field, lanes and dismantled railway walk to Bakewell town with time to visit the pudding shops before lunch by the tranquil River Wye. Returning along the Monsal Trail with a glimpse at the ornate Thornbridge Hall. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Monsal Head).||Meet in front of All Saints Church, Ashford in the Water parking on roadside. Take A6 from Buxton towards Bakewell for 10 miles or A623 from Chapel-en-le-Frith for 9 miles turning right onto B6465 through Wardlow and Monsal Head. Either way turn into village main street towards the round shelter. NGR SK195697.|
|White Peak||Beauty and the Beast. Moderate undulating hill and dale walk to Bretton, Abney and Sir William's Hill. See all the sights of the fascinating plague village and its attractive surroundings. Includes the tombstones, lead mines, church yard and Mompessons Well. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Miners Inn).||Meet on Eyam P&D (£4.50) car park with toilets opposite the museum. Turn left off A623 8 miles after Peak Forest following signs. NGR SK216767.|
|White Peak||Froggat March. Moderate gritstone edge, woodlands, field and riverside paths walk through Yarncliff Wood and Hay Wood onto Froggat Edge and Curbar Edge for exquisite panoramas before descending to the River Derwent which winds past the pretty villages of Curbar, Froggat and Grindleford. 9 miles, tea shop at end (if open) pub call afterwards (The Maynard Hotel, Nether Padley).||Meet at Grindleford railway station parking in approach road accessed off B6521 at Nether Padley just above Maynard Hotel. Use A623 through Peak Forest turning left at Calver or A57 Snake Pass Road through Hathersage. NGR SK251787.|
|White Peak||Greasing the Big End. Moderate field, quiet lanes and dismantled railway walk through Greasley Hollow and up onto Minn End. Elysium scenery and panoramic views including Jodrell Bank. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards - The Knot Inn.||Meet on the Staffordshire Way car park at Rushton Spencer between the pub and the old railway station. A523 south from Macclesfield for 8 miles, turning right just after Land Rover sales brown signed to Knot Inn. NGR SJ624936, SatNav post code SK11 0QU.|
|White Peak||Grin Low and Leap High. Moderate country park, hill, woodland and field walk through Grin Low Woods to Solomon's Temple and then over Leap Edge and along the full length of Axe Edge (1807 feet asl) for vast vistas. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Buxton Country Park car park (P&D for Poole's Cavern). Follow brown signs from either A53 Leek Road or A515 Ashbourne Road. The country park is in Green Lane, Burbage to the SW of Buxton centre. NGR SK050726.|
|White Peak||Gritstone Extravaganza. Moderate fell, woodland and country park walk to Millstone Edge, Over Owler Tor, Carl Wark hill fort, the Burbage Valley eratics, Longshaw Estate and Bole Hill. A fine blend of tree and millstone grit scenery including the amazing forest of dancing trees. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Fox House country pub).||Meet on Surprise View free car park off the A625 2 miles out of Hathersage towards Sheffield. NGR SE251801, nearby SatNav post code S11 7TY.|
|White Peak||Hart of the Dove. Moderate all day sandy paths walk in classic White Peak dales to Wolfscote Dale, Shining Tor, Mill Dale, Upper Dove Dale, Narrow Dale and Beresford Dale. 11 miles, pub call en route (the George & Dragon, Alstonefield).||Meet on Hartington village car park on the B5054. A6 SE from Buxton for 11 miles turning right where signed "Hartington". NGR SK127603.|
|White Peak||Hen's Tooth.
Moderate stony tracks and field walk over Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks. Extensive views and fascinating rock formations. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on the second car park along Roach Road just beyond Roaches Hall. A53 Buxton to Leek Road turning right at the second road into Upper Hulme. Fork left down the hill and through the mills on narrow lane. Continue up the hill past Roaches Tearooms. NGR SK006616 (N53°09'06 W1°59'06), SatNav post code ST13 8TY.|
|White Peak||Just Fancy White Nancy? Moderate all day field, hill, canalside and dismantled railway walk along the lovely Macclesfield Canal to Tower Hill, Kerridge Hill, and White Nancy monument. Partly along the Middlewood Way, partly along the Gritstone Trail, one steep hill in second half. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Middlewood Way car park, Adlington Road, Bollington (Toilets and Information). NGR SJ930780.|
|White Peak||Limestone Contrasts. Moderate field, tracks and lanes walk to Smalldale, Peak Dale, Tunstead and Haydale. All limestone country but with vast contrasts between the busy quarry and railway line at first and the peace and tranquility after. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards. The Fallow Deer at Chapel-en-le-Frith.||Meet along roadside in Church Lane, Peak Forest in front of Methodist Church. A6 towards Buxton turning left onto A623. At Peak Forest traffic lights turn left into Church Lane. NGR SK114794 (N53°18'43 W1°49'48), SatNav post code SK17 8EL.|
|White Peak||Limestone Legends. Moderate field, crags and quiet lanes walk from Youlgreave along the Limestone Way to Robin Hood's Stride, Birchover, Stanton Moor, Nine Ladies Stone Circle and Stanton with serene green vales, craggy limestone outcrops and distant views towards Matlock. 9 miles, pub call or YHA tea room afterwards.||Meet in front of the school in Youlgreave village parking on roadside. NGR SK212644. If the place is busy parking is very difficult and the walk may have to start from the car park at the far western end of the village adding an extra mile to the walk. NGR SK205640. Youlgreave is best accessed off the A515 south east out of Buxton turning left and then right at Parsley Hay 2 miles after the Monyash turning. Take care in Buxton, picking up the A515 can be confusing ending up on the A6 to Bakewell!!|
|White Peak||Magpie and Cowslip. Moderate woodland, riverside, field and limestone dales walk by the River Wye to Sheldon, Magpie Mine and Deep Dale. Old lead mining buildings and a nature reserve famed for cowslips. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on White Lodge P&D car park on the right of the A6 Buxton to Bakewell Road. Its in the Wye Gorge 8 miles after Buxton but 2 miles before Ashford-in-the-Water. NGR SK169706 (N53°13'57 W1°44'49), SatNav post code SK17 9HU is misleading as its in Taddington. DE45 1QP on the A6 at Ashford might be more helpful.|
|White Peak||Meander around Macclesfield
Moderate hill and forest walk around the higher terraces of the Macclesfield Forest. Alternately dipping into sylvan glades and emerging into the open with panoramic vistas. Visiting four reservoirs, Nessit Hill, St Stephen's Chapel, Tegg's Nose Country Park and the curiosity of the Library in the Landscape. Pub call afterwards (Leathers Smithy).
|Meet on road side at Bottoms Reservoir, Langley. A523 through Macclesfield turning left onto Byron's Lane signed to Langley and Wincle. Pass the Old Kings Head on the left, through a short tunnel and then take next fork left into Jarman. At Church House pub keep left into Langley Road. Follow this right through the village until reservoir is reached. NGR SJ946715 (N53°14'26W2°04'56), accurate SatNav post code SK11 0NE.|
|White Peak||Midland Railway Walk No1. Moderate field tracks, woodland and dismantled railway walk to Priestcliffe, through High Dale, along the terraces above Taddington Dale and Monsal Dale to Monsal Head. Then via Little Longstone onto the Monsal Trail and through three long tunnels with superb views over Cressbrook, Water-cum-Jolly Dale and Litton Mill. Steeped in Midland Railway history. 10 miles, pub call afterwards, the Angler's Rest.||Meet on Miller's Dale station car park. A6 out of Buxton towards Bakewell for 4.5 miles before branching left on B6049 and in 1.5 miles turn left at brown sign up to station. NGR SK138732, (N53°15'22W1°47'38) accurate SatNav post code SK17 8SN.|
|White Peak||Monumental Edges.
Moderate rocky edges walk to two monuments, Wellington's and Nelson's over Curbar Edge, Baslow Edge and Birchen Edge. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Bridge).
|Meet on roadside near the Bridge Inn at Calver. This is on the A623 after Peak Forest and Stoney Middleton. Some parking is available in the cul-de-sac in front of the school or in adjacent lanes. NGR SK248743 (N53°15'55W1°37'49), SatNav post code S32 3XA.|
|White Peak||Plague and Stone. Moderate field and hill walk via Cavendish Mill, Coombs Dale and Calver to the historic village of Eyam. (An early section of the walk is through the active quarries of Stoney Middleton). 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Miners Inn).||Meet on Eyam P&D (£4.50) car park with toilets opposite the museum. Turn left off A623 8 miles after Peak Forest following signs. NGR SK216767.|
|White Peak||Romp Around Rudyard. Easy dismantled railway, and lakeside walk around the leisure and pleasure attractions of Rudyard Reservoir including the narrow gauge steam railway and Caldon Canal Feeder aqueduct. 8.25 miles, pub call afterwards (The Knot Inn at Rushton Spencer).||Meet on free car park off Station Lane Rushton Spencer. A523 past Macclesfield towards Leek. Watch for signs to Knot Inn. Turn right down to pub and take narrow lane on right hand side of pub into car park. NGR SJ936624 (N53°09'32W2°05'49), SatNav post code SK11 0QU.|
|White Peak||Stern and Deep. Moderate field, woodland and green vales walk touching ten Derbyshire Dales. The regency of King Sterndale and the majestic ruggedness of Deep Dale. 10 miles but can be split into shorter versions. Pub call afterwards.||Meet on the Wye Valley P&D car park, first on the left 3 miles along the A6 out of Buxton. (Opposite to quarry entrance). NGR SK104725.|
|White Peak||Stone Circle, Stone Dales. Moderate afternoon stony paths walk to Arbor Low Henge, Cales Dale and Upper Lathkill Dale including the charming Haddon Falls. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Monyash village car park 7.5 miles SE of Buxton. A6 turning left onto B5055 (Tagg Lane) then left at village crossroads. NGR SK150667.|
|White Peak||Teggs Nose and White Nancy. Moderate all day field, hill, canalside and dismantled railway walk along the lovely Macclesfield Canal to Langley, Teggs Nose Country Park, Tower Hill, Kerridge Hill, and White Nancy monument. Partly along the Middlewood Way, partly along the Gritstone Trail, two steep hills in second half. 12.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in Middlewood Way car park, Adlington Road, Bollington (Toilets and Information). NGR SJ930780.|
|White Peak||The Long Trail.
Easy disabled friendly path around Tittesworth Reservoir. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Tittesworth Reservoir visitor centre car park on Blackshaw Lane. A53 Buxton to Leek Road turning right at the Three Horseshoes Inn. Follow brown tourist sign. NGR SJ993602 (N53°08'23 W2°00'40), SatNav post code ST13 8SN.|
|White Peak||Three Derbyshire Dales.
Moderate field, hill, and lanes walk from the Cathedral Town of Tideswell to Miller's Dale and Cressbrook Dale. Spectacular high level traverse of Water-come-Jolly Dale then returning over Litton Edge. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet in front of St John the Baptist Church in Tideswell, parking along main street and/or opposite Catholic church. A6 Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith bypass keeping left at roundabout onto A623 towards Chesterfield. Continue through Peak Forest turning right at Frozen Food sign or next right at Tideswell sign. NGR SK153758.|
|White Peak||Three Shires. Moderate field and hill tracks walk across the three counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire to the charming beauty spot of Three Shire Heads and Panniers Pool. Returning via Gradbach Mill and Wildboarclough. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Clough House car park in Wildboarclough. A523 to Macclesfield and through roundabouts on Silk Road. Just before railway station turn left onto A537 Buxton Road. After 4 miles turn right where signed Wildboarclough and when road bends left take right fork again signed Wildboarclough. Continue down valley for 2 miles and car park is on left. NGR SJ987699.|
|Yorkshire Dales||A Vanishing River. Moderate fell walk up the valley of Leck Beck passing the resurgence of the lusty torrent! Then up the dry valley of Leck Beck Head and Ease Gill until standing before the amazing plug hole of Cow Dubs where the main stream sinks underground into the longest cave system in Britain. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Leck church honesty box car park. Turn off A65 at Cowan Bridge up the lane under railway bridge and through cross roads. Turn right when you see the church and left into car park. NGR SD643766.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Aire Zone One. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk to Otterburn, Kirkby Malham and Airton. Visiting the Watery Grave and Quaker Friends Meeting House. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet at Bell Busk near Hellifield parking on roadside in hamlet. A65 from Hellifield towards Gargrave and Skipton. At Coniston Cold take left turn on narrow lane, proceed under railway and keep left until reaching terraced row houses on left. NGR SD901567, (N54°00'21"W2°09'10"), spot on SatNav post code BD23 4DT.|
|Yorkshire Dales||All The Wonders
Moderate field and limestone scars walk to Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet's Foss and Hanlith. See all the wonders of the lower Malham area, waterfalls, gorges, confluences and resurgencies culminating in the Scalegill canal and the birthplace of the River Aire. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Malham National Park Centre car park (P&D with toilets) on the left just before Malham village. Turn off A65 at Hellifield through Otterburn and Airton or at Conistone Cold via Bell Busk and Airton. NGR SD900627.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Arncliffe Scars. Moderate riverside, fields and grassy hill tracks walk up Cote Gill to Lee Gate and returning along the Monk's Road over Yew Cogar Scar. Pleasing views over the Skirfare Valley towards end. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Arncliffe village green. B6160 towards Kettlewell but forking left one mile after Kilnsey Crag, then 3 miles to village. NGR SD932718.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Barden Reservoirs. Moderate all day moor and reservoir lanes walk to Halton Height, Embsay Moor and Barden Moor. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside at Halton Top, the summit of the minor road between Embsay and Barden Bridge. NGR SE038555.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Brimham Rocks. Moderate all day Yorkshire Dales fields, woodland and farm tracks walk to Old Spring Wood and Brimham Rocks. Picnic lunch on the rocks overlooking Nidderdale before returning alongside Fell Beck and the River Nidd. 9 miles, with one short climb in the middle. Pub call afterwards, the Royal Oak.||Meet on council car park by the Royal Oak pub in the village of Dacre Banks. A59 past Skipton turning left almost 8 miles after Bolton Bridge roundabout onto B6451. Proceed past Menwith golf balls through Darley and Dacre for 5 miles to bottom of hill in Dacre Banks. Turn sharp right at P sign by village green and right again into car park. NGR SE197619.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Charismatic Crummackdale. Moderate Yorkshire Dales field and fell walk up Crummackdale to Moughton Scars, returning through Wharfe. Dramatic limestone scars scenery. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet by roadside in front of pub at centre of Austwick village. One mile off A65 between Settle and Ingleton. NGR SD767684.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Cononley Lead Mines. Moderate hill and field walk from Lothersdale to Cononley Lead Mines. Expansive views over Airedale and Cowling. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside at eastern end of Lothersdale village, beyond the pub. More parking space in triangle in front of Ghyl Head at top of hill. NGR SD961460.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Craven Havens. Moderate field, lanes and hilltracks walk to Pinhaw Beacon and Elslack Reservoir. Wide panorama from the summit and tranquil waters in the forest.||Meet on temporary car park opposite the Red Lion in Red Lion Street Upper Earby. M65 to end and along Vivary Way through Colne. Turn left at lights onto A56 to Earby bearing right at Kelbrook Roundabout. Bear right in town centre following signs for Youth Hostel, fork left at Stony Bank Road. NGR SD913469, nearby SatNav post code BB18 6RD . If car park is closed or full continue to Youth Hostel and turn left beside it up a lane to the waterfall car park.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Craven Staircase. Relatively Easy all day field and canal towpath walk to East Marton along the Pennine Way and returning via Bank Newton Locks. 8 miles, optional pub call en-route (the Cross keys) and afterwards.||Meet in public car park near Gargrave village hall. NGR SD932543.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Down Ure Way No 1
Moderate hill, field and lanes walk in wonderful Wensleydale to Brough Scar, Worton, Nappa and Askrigg culminating in the spectacular waterfall of Mill Gill (as good as Hardraw Force or Gordale Scar!!) 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Bainbridge village green
parking on roadside. 4 miles down A684 from Hawes. NGR SD934902.
|Yorkshire Dales||Eratics, Scars, Clints and Grikes. Moderate field and fell walk hopping over the clints and grikes of Moughton Limestone Pavement to the Norber Erratics, Robin Proctor's Scar, Thieves Moss and Wharfe. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet outside the school towards the far end of Austwick village near Clapham. Turn off A65 signed to Austwick. Bear right at village triangle and proceed past the pub. NGR SD769686.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Far Littondale. Moderate Yorkshire Dales field, fellside and stony lanes walk to Halton Gill and Cosh beside the tumbling waters of Pen-y-Ghent Gill, River Skirfare, Cosh Beck and Foxup Beck. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside at Hesleden Bergh, 6 miles along the single track road with passing places. Turn off B6479 through Stainforth village and keep on past back of Pen-y-Ghent. When road starts to fall and is un-walled park just before second cattle grid on large flat green space on right. NGR SD878749.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Flasby Fell Twin Peaks (short). Moderate all day field, fell and canal towpath walk to Flasby, Rough Haw, Sharp Haw and Stirton. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet in lay by at Holme Bridge on the A65. NGR SD941545 (N53°59'10 W2°05'29), SatNav post code BD23 3PP.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Flasby Fell Twin Peaks (long). Moderate all day field, fell and canal towpath walk to Eshton, Flasby, Sharp Haw, Rough Haw and Stirton. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Gargrave village hall car park. NGR SD932544.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Four Hamlets. Moderate field and riverside walk around the classic centre of Wharfedale taking in Linton, Thorpe, Burnsall, Hebden and Linton Falls. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The Fountaine at Linton).||Meet on Linton Falls P&D car park with toilets. A59 past Skipton turning left onto B6265 Grassington Road. Through Rylstone and Cracoe turning right opposite Swinden Quarry entrance into small lane to Linton. Continue through village then fork left signed to church. Straight over cross roads and fork right into cul-de-sac. NGR SE002632.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Grass Wood and Conistone. Moderate Yorkshire Dales field, fell and riverside walk to Ghaistrill's Strid, Grass Wood, Fort Gregory, Conistone and Bare House. Intriguing limestone gorges. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Grassington village car park with toilets (P&D £3.50). B6265 from Skipton turning right at Threshfield. NGR SE003637.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Green Hills All. Moderate field, hill tracks and quiet lanes walk up the cute ridge of Ramshaw to Burnt Hill and Broughton Hill. Splendid views of Cravendale and Lothersdale. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards (The Swan Inn, Carleton).||Meet by the Swan Inn at Carleton parking on roadside. Take Skipton Old Road from Colne or turn right off A59 shortly after Broughton Hall signed Carleton. NGR SD973497, nearby SatNav post code BD23 3DR.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Grimwith but Not Grim At All. Moderate all day field, fell and ladder stile walk around Grimwith Reservoir (Yorkshire's largest inland water)and above the Dibb Valley to Wharfedale viewpoint. 10 miles, pub call afterwards. Optional 2 mile extension through the remarkable limestone gorge of Trollers Gill.||Meet in green lane on the right of the B6265 (Grassington to Pateley Bridge road after 3.5 miles. NGR SE060630.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Hows yer Beacon? Moderate Yorkshire Dales field, hill and lanes walk up Black Foss to Beamsley Beacon (or Howber Hill) 1290 feet. Then via Currer Hall to Beamsley, Bolton Bridge and back along the Dalesway riverside path. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on roadside in Addingham near suspension bridge over River Wharfe. NGR SE083499.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Hush, Spoil and Mines. Moderate stony tracks and virgin grouse moor walk up Gunnerside Beck to the Blakethwaite Lead Mines and Smelting Mill. Then via Bunton Smelting Mill over the Hushes to Old Gang Smelting Mill with its 60 stone pillars. Returning over the trackless expanse of Slade Head grouse moor. Attractive ruins and the prettiest spoil heaps imaginable, suberb views overlooking Swaledale towards the end. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (the Kings Head in Gunnerside).||Meet on the bridge in front of the pub in Gunnerside village, parking nearby. NGR SD951982.|
Moderate field, lanes and moorland tracks walk to Roundhill Reservoir, Arnagill Moor, Sandy Hill and the Druid's Temple. 10.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet at Leighton Reservoir near Masham, Yorkshire. A59 to Blubberhouses turning left to Pateley Bridge and continuing into upper Nidderdale through Ramsgill. Turn right at Lofthouse over moor road. Parking marked on O.S. map is "for anglers only" but there is a small layby. NGR SE157787.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Ingleborough Blue Ridge. Strenuous all day flagged paths and fell walk to the panoramic summits of Ingleborough (2372 ft), Simon Fell (2001 ft) and Park Fell (1902 ft). Returning across the limestone pavement of Scar Close. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (the Old Hill Inn, Chapel le Dale or Station Hotel at Ribblehead).||Meet on the Hill Inn layby 5 miles out of Ingleton on the B6255 Ribblehead and Hawes Road. NGR SD745778.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Knaresborough Uncovered. Easy town and riverside walk around Knaresborough seeing the Chapel and the House in the Rock, Conyingham Hall, Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, the quaint railway station, Market Square, Castle Ruins and Grimbald Crag. 5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Waterside P&D car park (£2), off the B6193 at Low Bridge. Follow A59 into Harrogate keeping straight on at the Little Wonder. Then at major roundabout in open greens at High Harrogate take second exit A661 Wetherby and A1. At the Woodlands junction fork left for Knaresborough onto A658 keeping straight on at twin mini roundabouts. At T junction turn left on B6193 and after crossing Low Bridge (over river) immediate left into Waterside. CP 500 yds on left. NGR SE348567, nearby SatNav post code HG5 8DE.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Lunch on Thorpe. Moderate with long initial climb, Yorkshire Dales moorland and fields walk to the Lunch Hut on Thorpe Fell (1,542 ft asl). Intimate views over Grassington along Upper Wharfedale. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Burnsall P&D car park (£3). A59 past Skipton turning left at Bolton Bridge onto B6160 for 8 miles past Bolton Abbey and Barden Bridge. NGR SE032610.|
|Yorkshire Dales||More Wonders of Malham. Moderate field, fell and quiet lanes walk around Malham Tarn and over the nature reserve board walk. Then climbing imperceptibly up to Nappa Cross at 1,700 feet. Returning via Ewe Moor and Ing Scar. 8.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Malham Tarn free car park. NGR SD894658, nearby SatNav post code BD24 9PR.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Moughton Holes. Moderate Yorkshire Dales fell walk to Wharfe, Moughton Whetstone Hole, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the Ribble Way. 10 miles, pub call afterwards (The Helwith Bridge).||Meet on Helwith Bridge picnic site opposite pub. B6479 from Settle through Langcliffe and Stainforth forking left at sign for Arcow Quarry. Picnic area is on left just over bridge through fly fishery entrance. NGR SD810695.|
|Yorkshire Dales||New Flavour of Old
Moderate hill, field, woodland and country lanes walk overlooking the Ribble Valley between Settle and Stainforth incorporating Castlebergh viewpoint, Langcliffe and Stainforth Scar. Returning via Catrigg Force and Attermire Scar. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Settle Greenfoot P&D car park. Turn into Ingfield Road by Falcon Hotel. NGR SD820634.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Norr Hill. Easy to moderate field, woodland, urban tracks riverside and canal towpath walk to Beck Foot, Ruin Bank Wood, St David's Ruin (folly), Wilsden, Norr Hill, Cottingley and Dowley Gap. A splendid jaunt full of interest. 8 miles, pub stop afterwards.||Meet on Waterloo Road P&D car park (£3.50) below the railway station in Bingley. Accessed off B6265 Main Street by turning left just after market place into Chapel Lane and then left again into Midland Hill and left again into Waterloo Road. NGR SE109390, nearby SatNav post code BD16 2NG.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 1. Moderate all day Yorkshire Dales fields, woodland and farm tracks walk to Old Spring Wood and Brimham Rocks. Picnic lunch on the rocks overlooking Nidderdale before returning alongside Fell Beck and the River Nidd. 9 miles, with one short climb in the middle. Pub call afterwards, the Royal Oak.||Meet on council car park by the Royal Oak pub in the village of Dacre Banks. A59 past Skipton turning left almost 8 miles after Bolton Bridge roundabout onto B6451. Proceed past Menwith golf balls through Darley and Dacre for 5 miles to bottom of hill in Dacre Banks. Turn sharp right at P sign by village green and right again into car park. NGR SE197619.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 2. Moderate part day field, woodland, hill and riverside walk to Guise Cliffe and Yorke's Folly overlooking Glasshouses and Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on short stay car park next to the river bridge in Pateley Bridge village. (Do not pay and display as I will be redirecting you to cheaper more obscure parking!) A59 to Blubberhouses where left turn is signed to Pateley Bridge "9 miles". NGR SE158655.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 3. Moderate to strenuous all day stony lanes walk in Upper Nidderdale to Lofthouse, Scar House Dam and Middlesmoor ending by crossing How Stean Gorge. 10 miles, pub call near end (the Crown Inn, Middlesmoor).||Meet on honesty box car park at entrance to Studfold Farm between Lofthouse village and How Stean Gorge visitor car park. A59 to Blubberhouses where left turn is signed to "Pateley Bridge 9 miles". Turn left in Pateley Bridge before crossing river on the lower Wath Road and its 7 miles up the valley past Gouthwaite reservoir. At Lofhouse keep left over the bridge and left again signed How Stean Gorge. NGR SE098733.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 4. Moderate dismantled railway, fields, quiet lanes and riverside woodland walk to Knaresborough and the Nidd Gorge. 9 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on the Nidd Gorge car park at Old Bilton near Harrogate. Turn left off the A59 at Bilton traffic lights. Car park is on the right one mile down urban road with speed humps. NGR SE313576.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 5. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk into a small Nidderdale side valley visiting the Ashfold mines and Bridge Inn waterwheel. 8 miles, pub call en-route.||Meet at Pateley Bridge memorial near main bridge over river. Plenty of car parks nearby. NGR SE157655.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 6. Moderate field, lanes and riverside walk around the curtilege of Ripley Castle deer park to Shaw Bridge, Burnt Yates, Birstwith and Hampsthwaite. 10 miles, pub, tea shop or ice cream at end.||Meet on Ripley village free car park with toilets. A59 over Blubberhouses turning left onto B6161 through Killinghall. Turn left at T junction with A61 and keep left at roundabout for Ripley Castle. First left into car park. NGR SE284603.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 7. Moderate field, woodland, riverside and lanes walk along the Nidderdale Way from Birstwith to Summer Bridge. Returning through the fields on the northern side of the River Nidd. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on the river bridge in the village of Birstwith near Harrogate (roadside parking). Turn off A59 after Menwith Hill golf balls at pub on corner and follow signs to Birstwith through Kettlesing. Turn right before church down to mill and river. NGR SE245598.|
|Yorkshire Dales||On the Nidd Number 8. Moderate field and lower hill-sides walk crossing How Stean Gorge twice to Blayshaw Aqueducts (of Emmerdale opening credits fame) and then following the Nidderdale Way to Ramsgill and Lofthouse. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Studfold Farm honesty box car park at a corner in road to How Stean Gorge. A59 over Blubberhouses turning left for Pateley Bridge. Continue up Nidderdale past the Bridge Pub (with waterwheel), Gouthwaite Reservoir, Ramsgill and Lofthouse. At cul-de-sac sign for "Middlesmoor only" keep left for Gorge. NGR SE098733.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Peak and Pot. Moderate afternoon Yorkshire Dales field and hill tracks walk over Pen-y-ghent (2275 ft) and down to Hull Pot. 6 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Horton Bridge lay-by on the left of the B6479 from Settle, just entering Horton-in-Ribblesdale. NGR SD812720.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Priors Three Hares. Moderate all day fell and riverside path walk to The Strid, High Hare Head, Middle Hare Head, Little Hare Head and Westy Bank Wood. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Cavendish car park at Bolton Abbey. A59 turning left at Bolton Bridge onto B6160 for 1 mile. NGR SE078552.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Simple Simon's Seat. Moderate Yorkshire Dales hill walk up to Simon's Seat and down the beautiful Valley of Desolation (named after the desolation wreaked by a great storm in 1836). Visiting Dicken Falls and Posforth Falls (fabulous waterfalls) and then returning via the Strid, optional route either side of the River Wharfe. 8 miles, pub call afterwards (The Bull at Broughton on the A59).||Meet on the Strid car park (P&D with toilets). A59 turning left at Bolton Bridge and 2 miles past Bolton Abbey. NGR SE059564.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Studley Royal and Fountains.
Moderate country park walk into Fountains Abbey. Starting with a farm lane leading into wild woodland which gradually softens through Seven Bridges Valley until the surprise view of The Lake and Deer Park. Entry to Fountains Abbey is £8.50 but an essential part of this experience. Through the Water Gardens to the Serpentine Tunnel which leads to the Octagon Tower and Temple viewpoints. Along the riverside to the majestic ruins, Old Mill and Hall. Afterwards passing by St Mary's Church and the Obelisk onto the long avenue out to the picturesque hamlet of Studley Roger. 9 miles, pub call afterwards (The Nelson Inn on the A59 at Hampsthwaite).
|Meet on Hell Wath playing fields car park. A59 over Blubberhouses turning left through Killinghall on B6161 and A61. Continue past Ripley and Wormald Green and at first Ripon roundabout leave A61 keeping straight on along Harrogate Road. After passing Morrisons look for left turn into Lead Lane. This joins Whitcliffe Lane, turn left then right into Hell Wath Lane. At Hell Wath Grove keep left. NGR SE311699 (N54°07'26 W1°32'27), SatNav post code HG24 2JT.|
|Yorkshire Dales||The Devil to Ruskin. Moderate field, lanes and riverside paths walk to the Radical Steps, Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale, Sellet Hill and Whittington. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet by snack caravan on Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, just off A65 Settle to Kendal road, parking nearby if you can avoid the motorbikes!. NGR SD616782.|
|Yorkshire Dales||The Jewel in the Crown.
Moderate field, hill and country lanes walk to Stackhouse and Stainforth Force. Returning over Giggleswick Scar. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on roadside layby at Mill Hill. This is on the half mile lane that runs from Giggleswick between the school buildings to the B6480. NGR SD808645.|
|Yorkshire Dales||The Jewelled Casket
Moderate field and fell walk to all the attractions of the Austwick, Feizor and Wharfe Triangle including Smearsett Scar and Wash Dub. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on roadside at Austwick Bridge just before village centre. Turn off A65 at Graystumber Lane. NGR SD769682.|
|Yorkshire Dales||The Real Attermire Scar.
Moderate to strenuous field and lanes walk with some mild rock scrambling onto the summits of Warrendale Knots and Attermire Scar. Initial steep ascent on grass path. The usual route in these parts sticks to the popular paths below the crags but this one takes you onto their tops for great views. 7 miles, 1,650 feet of ascent, pub call afterwards (The Falcon Manor Hotel).
|Meet on Greenfoot P&D car park in Settle. Turn right off B6480 at Falcon Manor Hotel into Ingfield Lane. NGR SD821633 (N54°3'58 W2°16'33), SatNav post code BD24 9QH.|
|Yorkshire Dales||The Tiara of Wharfedale
Moderate to strenuous limestone hill, field and riverside walk over Middlesmoor to Arncliffe and Hawkswick. Majestic panoramas of Wharfedale and Littondale looking across to Great Whernside, Buckden Pike, Fountains Fell and Blue Scar. A short but tough little walk with two steep climbs. 7 miles, pub call afterwards.
|Meet on Kettlewell P&D car park on the B6160 beyond Grassington. NGR SD968723.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Touching the Gulf. Moderate hill and field walk from Low Bradley to Farnhill, Sore Thumb Jubilee Tower, Bradleys Both Plain and Skipton Moor. Expansive views over Skipton and Embsay. 10 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on New Bridge car park in Ings Lane, Lower Bradley. Turn off A6131 Skipton to Keighley Road one mile south of junction with A629 Skipton By-Pass. NGR SE001483.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Twisleton Sentinels. Moderate Yorkshire Dales fell, field and quiet lanes walk along Twisleton Scars and the Roman Road past the numerous gaunt cairns lining the limestone edge. 8.3 miles, pub call afterwards (The Hill Inn at Chapel-le-Dale).||Meet at Twiselton Dale House (farm parking). A65 to Ingleton then along the narrow Oddie's Lane (Roman Road) accessed either from riverside in Ingleton or it's other end at Chapel-le-Dale Church. NGR SD718758.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Upper Airs. Moderate all day riverside and field walk via the Pennine Way to Haw Crag, Airton and Kirby Malham. 9 miles.||Meet in hamlet of Bell Busk one mile off the A65 between Hellifield and Gargrave. Turn left 0.5 miles after Coniston Lake. NGR SD902567.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Upper Wharfedale. Moderate to strenuous hill, field and riverside walk to Hubberholme, Cray, Buckden Pike, Knuckle Bone and Starbotton. 10.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Buckden P&D car park (£3.20). Turn off A59 at Skipton on Grassington Road B6160 for 10 miles up valley to village of Buckden. NGR SD942773.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Where the Ribble is Young. Moderate field, fell and rough lanes walk into the land where the River Ribble is born. From Selside to High Birkwith, Old Ing, Calf Holes, Nether Lodge and God's Bridge. Meet the Ribble only 3 miles from its beginning where it is joined by the sprightly Coppy Gill and gaze in awe as Brow Gill plunges 35 foot into Calf Holes reminiscent of Gaping Ghyll. 7.25 miles, pub call afterwards (the Helwith Bridge Hotel).||Meet in Alum Pot Lane at Selside on the B6479 north of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. This is the rough stony lane used by potholers. NGR SD783758, nearby SatNav post code LA6 3JF. For information; the Ribble starts at the island of Nell Holme near Ribblehead T junction. It is formed by Gayle Beck flowing through Thorns Gill when it is joined by Blind Beck.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Winter Waters. Moderate all day field and country lanes walk by the glinting becks of Flasby, Winterburn and Hetton and around Winterburn Reservoir. 9.5 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Rylstone village lay-by on the left of the B6265 just after village pond. NGR SD969588.|
|Yorkshire Dales||Yarnbury Lead Mines. Moderate Yorkshire Dales field and riverside walk to Linton Falls, Hebden and Yarnbury. Picturesque valleys contrast with gaunt remains of mine workings on the hill. 8 miles, pub call afterwards.||Meet on Grassington village car park with toilets (P&D £3.50). B6265 from Skipton turning right at Threshfield. NGR SE003637.|