Saturday 08th July 2017
The walk takes in the Hamlet of Barrow Bridge after which there are steps leading out onto fields before entering a valley towards Winter Hill. Then turning back to give views of Manchester, the Lancashire and Cheshire Plains and beyond.
Grid Ref: 698 118
SatNav: BL1 7NP
Take preferred route to M61 Preston/Wigan/Bolton. Keep right to follow signs forBolton A666. Continue on A666 St Peters Way, beware of 50 mph camera. Go straight on at first set of lights, keep in left hand lane. Go straight on at second set then right at third and immediately fork left onto the A6099 Halliwell Road. Continue for almost one mile and at next set of lights gostraight on to Smithills Dean Road. After 0.2 miles turn right into Smithills Hall car park on left.
Travel time from Eccles: 25 mins Distance: 14 miles
'C+' walk approx 8 miles
Leader: Terry Back up: Barbara
Car park: Free