Saturday 24th March 2018
The walk starts from the car park of the recently burnt down Boatyard Inn next to the Leeds/ Liverpool canal. The route takes us down a steady descent to the River Darwen through Hoghton Bottoms and a corresponding ascent away from the River. After walking through fields there is another steady ascent before descending to the canal and back to the boatyard.
If not freezing, this will be a fairly muddy walk.
Sat Nav: PR5 0SP
Travel Time from Eccles: 45 mins 20 miles
Take preferred route onto the M61 towards Bolton and onto St. Peter’s Way/ A666.
Continue on A666 past B&Q and car showrooms onto A666 Blackburn Road.
After traffic lights at Asda, bear left onto A675/Belmont Road.
Stay on this road through Belmont Village (speed camera) and continue over moors to Abbey Village.
Continue through Village on A675 to Junction 3 of the M65.
Take 3rd exit, under the motorway, still on the A675 and after about 1 Mile park up on the right next to the canal in the burnt down Boatyard Inn car park.
'C' walk 7.5 miles
Leader: Terry Back Marker: Barbara
Car Park: Boatyard Inn car park