|Date||Venue||Miles||Walk Leader||Terrain||Lunch||Start time|
|20 Sep||Jumbles, Turton and Entwistle||9.5||Alan Goodkin||Moderate||Packed||10:30|
|Meet: Jumbles Country Park car park. Grid Ref SD736139. Use postcode BL2 4JP. Toilets in the car park; cafe adjacent. At the time of the recce, the pay & display machine was not in use.
Walk: Largely alongside three reservoirs, with a gentle ascent over moorland along part of the Witton Weavers Way. Parts can be muddy. Can be shortened if necessary.
Directions: Take the M62 westbound (or your favourite route to Bolton). At Junction 12 take M60(N) and at J15 take the M61 for Bolton. Immediately take a right-hand lane and at J2 follow A666 Bolton and continue on the dual carriageway towards the town centre. Pass under the ornate iron bridge and get in the right-hand lane. Turn right at the lights opposite the Ford garage into Turton Street, signed Ramsbottom A673 (A56). Turn left at next lights for Ramsbottom A676 into Folds Road, which becomes Tonge Moor Road. In 1½ miles, go straight on at the lights in Bradshaw Brow. In a further ½ mile at the next lights (near Crofters Bar) turn left signed Ramsbottom (A56) into Bradshaw Road. In just over a mile turn left into Jumbles Country Park. Follow the lane downhill and park at the very end in the main car park on the left.
Distance: about 25 miles from central Warrington. Allow 40-60 minutes, depending on traffic.
|27 Sep||Hare Hill & Prestbury||7.5||Margaret Sturt||Moderate||Packed||10:30|