Saturday 07th October 2017
A steady climb up to Holcombe Moor. We cross fields, moorland, woods and there is some road walking. On a clear day nice views. After rain, care to be taken in some areas underfoot. Points of interest in this walk: on the last leg of the walk from Ramsbottom we follow part of the Irwell sculpture Trail, passing 4 of these.We also pass through Chatterton village where there is a peace memorial garden and information regarding a Luddite riot in 1826.
Sat Nav: BL0 0QF Approx 23 miles - 30 mins from Flixton
Suggested route: M60, leave at junction 18 pick up M66 and continue to end of motorway. Continueon dual carriageway pick up and follow sign A56 Clitheroe, Blackburn keep left on slip road and second slip road keeping left. At roundabout take first exit, continue on about 0.75 miles, turn right onto Bridge Street, continue on down Irwell vale Road. Turn left over bridge and continue on over another bridge, continue on until small island, at this point you will see a sign for Irwell vale Halt. Park in here next to railway station.
'C' walk 7 miles (Moderate)
Leader: Tony Backup: Janice
Parking: Free Irwell vale Station